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Softball: So Cal Roundup (3/21/18) Huskies Come Up With Two Huge Wins

DePaul-commit Brooke Johnson of Chino Hills. Photo/@brookejohnsonn8.

The So Cal Roundup for Wednesday, March 21.

A new power may have emerged in So Cal in the form of Chino Hills after Wednesday’s action at the Redlands Invitational.

Alexis Medina drove in the go-ahead runs with a two-run double in the top of the eighth and the Huskies, ranked No. 8 in the IE by So Cal Sidelines, held on for a 5-4 victory over Santiago of Corona, ranked No. 2 in the IE and No. 7 in So Cal, in pool play.

DePaul-commit Brooke Johnson drove in Mykenzie Hanna with a two-out walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Huskies a 9-8 win over Valley View of Moreno Valley in their second game of the day.

“It was very exciting to get two quality wins against two very competitive teams,” Johnson said. “I think that it shows that our team has a lot of heart and never gave up. Going forward, it will give us the confidence that even when we are down, we know we can battle back.”

Hanna went 3 for 4 with two runs and three RBI and Kayla Chavez and Long Island-bound Alyssa Martinez both went 3 for 5 with two runs in the victory over the Eagles, which helped Chino Hills improve to 11-2 on the season.

“We have a goodmix of seniors, underclassmen and outstanding freshmen,” Chino Hills coach Mike Southworth said. “We have had a tough road trying to get to our maximum potential, but our players know they can play. We’re hoping today’s games can get us to the point (where) we’re getting better throughout the year.”


In other Redlands Invitational games:


Redlands 9, Apple Valley 1: Cat Carrillo went 4 for 4 with a double, two runs and four RBI, Jacey Leyvas went 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI and Lexi Torres went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI for the Terriers.

Upland 8, Riverside Poly 4: Samantha Martinez went 5 for 5 with three RBI, freshman Marisa Caballero went 2 for 3 with a double and two runs and freshman Abby Thompson connected on a two-run home run for the Scots, ranked No. 16 in the IE, in a win over the Bears, ranked No. 15 in the IE.

Riverside Poly 7, Redlands 2: BYU-commit Megan Delgadillo went 3 for 3 with two runs and Savannah Favre went 1 for 3 with a run and two RBI for the Bears, ranked No. 15 in the IE, in a victory over the Terriers.

Santiago of Corona 8, Redlands East Valley 5: Kaylah Nelson went 2 for 3 with a homer and two RBI, Madison Hamilton went 2 for 4 with a double, a triple and two runs, Florida-bound Brittany Allen went 2 for 3 with two doubles and two runs and UCLA-commit Stella Bennett went 2 for 3 to lead the Sharks over the Wildcats, ranked No. 10 in the IE.

Upland 8, Apple Valley 2: Samantha Martinez went 5 for 5 with three RBI for the Scots.

Redlands East Valley 3, Valley View of Moreno Valley 2


In the North County Tournament:


Poway 3, Torrey Pines of San Diego 1: UC San Diego-commit Sophia Real went 2 for 4 with two RBI and Stanford-commit Sydney Steele went 2 for 2 with a double, a run and an RBI to lift the Titans, ranked No. 3 in San Diego and No. 20 in So Cal, over the Falcons, ranked No. 11 in San Diego.

Oceanside 16, Del Norte of San Diego 15: Ashley Tuggle went 3 for 3 with a homer, a triple and five RBI and Nesia Tuise’e homered and drove in four runs as the Pirates outslugged the Nighthawks to pick up their first win of the year.


In the Hilltop Tournament:


Santana of Santee 13, Montgomery of San Diego 0: Lakaila Aquiningoc-David went 2 for 3 with a run and two RBI, Nicole Madrigal had a two-run double and Joey Barkhimer and Emma Leggett, who also had two RBI, combined on a two-hit shutout for the Sultans, ranked No. 10 in San Diego.


In the Falcon Fiesta Tournament:


Mission Hills of San Marcos 3, Point Loma of San Diego 0: Allyson Amato went 3 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI and Autumn Poppett pitched a three-hitter with six walks and three strikeouts for the Grizzlies.

Steele Canyon of Spring Valley 3, Brawley 1: Lexi Hutchinson went 1 for 2 with a triple and two RBI, Jessica Venzor went 2 for 4 with a home run and Grace Richter allowed four hits and struck out two to get the complete game win as the Cougars, ranked No. 13 in San Diego, beat the Wildcats, ranked No. 15 in San Diego.


In nonleague games:


Mission Viejo 9, Edison of Huntington Beach 7: Arizona State-bound Terra McGowan went 2 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI, St. John’s-bound Peyton Cody went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBI, Washington College-bound Alyssa Vieira went 3 for 4 with a double, three runs and two RBI and Seattle-bound Olivia Viggiano went 1 for 3 with a double, two runs and two RBI as the Diablos rallied from a seven-run deficit to beat Chargers. Mission Viejo avenged a 10-0 loss to Edison, ranked No. 16 in the OC, in the season opener on March 1.

Murrieta Mesa 6, King of Riverside 1: Kalyn Hill went 3 for 4 with two doubles, one run and three RBI, CVanguard-bound amille Rivera went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI, Breena Anderson went 1 for 3 with a double and two runs and Idaho State-bound Autumn Pease pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts to help the Rams, ranked No. 4 in the IE and No. 9 in So Cal, defeat the Wolves, ranked No. 3 in the IE and No. 8 in So Cal.

Santa Margarita 12, Aliso Niguel of Aliso Viejo 3: Penn-commit Julia Mortimer went 4 for 4 with a run and three RBI, Cadie Williams went 2 for 4 with a homer andfour RBI, Notre Dame-commit Miranda Johnson went 2 for 4 with two triples and two runs and Penn-commit Bella Fiorentino went 2 for 3 with a run and two RBI to lift the Eagles, ranked No. 5 in the OC and No. 13 in So Cal, over the Wolverines, ranked No. 8 in the OC.

Troy of Fullerton 7, Villa Park 3: Jocelyn Alcala went 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI and UTEP-commit Bella Hanson went 1 for 3 with a run and an RBI to help the Warriors knock off the Spartans, ranked No. 13 in the OC.

Grossmont of El Cajon 3, Rancho Bernardo of San Diego 2: Samaria Roope scattered seven hits, allowed two runs and two walks and struck out four to get the complete game win and Kati Contreras had an RBI double to lead the Foothillers, ranked No. 16 in San Diego, past the Broncos, ranked No. 14 in San Diego.

Mater Dei of Santa Ana 8, Northwood of Irvine 0: Riley Orcutt allowed four hits, two walks and struck out six in six innings to get the victory and Morgan McConnell pitched a perfect inning with three strikeouts to pick up the save for the Monarchs, ranked No. 3 in the OC and No. 5 in So Cal.

Estancia of Costa Mesa 16, Los Amigos of Fountain Valley 6

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