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Softball: So Cal Roundup (3/6/18) Scorpions Sting Vikings

Cal State Northridge-commit Eryka Gonzales of Camarillo. Photo/Patrick Takkinen.

The So Cal Roundup for Tuesdya, March 6.

After winning the CIF-SS Division 2 title last season, Camarillo got bumped up to the super-loaded Division 1 this season.

The Scorpions got their first big test of the early 2018 campaign when they faced Division 1 contender Valencia of Magic Mountain and they came away with a 3-2 nonleague victory on Tuesday at Valencia High.

Cal State Northridge-commit Eryka Gonzales scattered seven hits, walked five and gave up two runs while striking out 11 to record the complete game victory for Camarillo (6-0), ranked No. 3 in LA and No. 10 in So Cal by So Cal Sidelines.

“Today we came out knowing we had to compete against Valencia,” Gonzales said. “They were a strong team. I personally didn’t have a strong game, but the girls had my back offensively. Definitely (a) big win for us.”

Mercy College-bound Emily Bartlett went 2 for 2 with a run and an RBI and Carly Ormand went 2 for 3 with two RBI to stake the Scorpions to a 3-0 lead after four innings.

Amarys Miller-Godsey and Emma Bramson drove in runs for Valencia, ranked No. 2 in LA and No. 8 in So Cal, in the bottom of the fifth to cut it to 3-2, but that’s as close as the Vikings (4-2) could get.


In other nonleague games:


Michigan State-bound Sarah Ladd. Photo/Los Alamitos Softball.

Los Alamitos 3, Santiago of Corona 0: Michigan State-bound Sarah Ladd threw a two-hit shutout with no walks and four strikeouts, Nevada-bound Danielle Lew went 1 for 3 with an RBI, Erin Mendoza went 1 for 2 with two runs, LSU-bound Karrington Houshmandzadeh went 2 for 2 and the Griffins, ranked No. 1 in the OC and No. 2 in So Cal, swiped five bases in the win over the Sharks, ranked No. 2 in the IE and No. 4 in So Cal.

Mater Dei of Santa Ana 5, West Ranch of Valencia 1: Sabrina Rivera went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI, UCLA-bound Kelli Godin went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Ohio University-bound Mackensie Kohl worked 6.1 inning, allowing four hits, one run and striking out four to get the win for the Monarchs, ranked No. 4 in the OC and No. 12 in So Cal.

Santa Margarita 4, Laguna Hills 0: North Dakota State-bound Paige Vargas tossed a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts, Penn-commit Bella Fiorentino went 3 for 4 with a homer and Angie Yellin went 3 for 3 with a double and two runs scored for the Eagles, ranked No. 5 in the OC and No. 13 in So Cal.

Santa Fe of Santa Fe Springs 2, Gahr of Cerritos 1: Sophomore Jacquelyn Cadena went 1 for 3 with an RBI to help the Chiefs upset the Gladiators, ranked No. 1 in LA and No. 5 in So Cal.

Oaks Christian of Westlake Village 6, Simi Valley 3: UCLA-commit Maya Brady went 2 for 3 with two RBI and Campbell University-commit Taylor Johnson had a two-run double to lead the Lions, ranked No. 8 in LA, past the Pioneers, ranked No. 14 in LA.

Los Altos of Hacienda Heights 5, La Habra 0: Ole Miss-bound Savannah Diederich tossed a two-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts and she had two hits and drove in three runs to lift the Conquerors, ranked No. 4 in LA and No. 17 in So Cal, over the Highlanders, ranked No. 8 in the OC.

Newbury Park 5, La Reina of Thousand Oaks 0: Long Island-bound Zoe Estroppey pitched all eight innings, striking out seven to record the shutout, Boise State-bound Serena Huchingson went 2 for 4 with two RBI and Charleston Southern-bound SeaEnna Satcher went 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBI as the Panthers, ranked No. 10 in LA, pulled out the win in extra innings.

Sarah Ruggles of Yorba Linda heads home after one of her two home runs in the Mustangs’ 9-2 victory over Rosary Academy of Fullerton on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Photo/Yorba Linda Softball.

Yorba Linda 9, Rosary Academy of Fullerton 2: Sarah Ruggles went 2 for 3 with two homers, including a grand slam, and six RBI and Mikayla Buscaino went 3 for 3 with a double, two runs and an RBI as the Mustangs beat the Royals.

Huntington Beach 4, San Clemente 1: Missouri-commit Grace Uribe pitched a two-hitter with seven strikeouts, Oregon-bound Allee Bunker had three hits and North Carolina State-committed freshman homered to help the Oilers, ranked No. 6 in the OC, beat the Tritons, ranked No. 9 in the OC.

Buena of Ventura 8, Alemany of Mission Hills 0: San Jose State-bound Jenessa Ullegue pitched a one-hitter 16 strikeouts for the Bulldogs, ranked No. 7 in LA.

West Torrance 12, Hawthorne 1: Hailey Cowing went 3 for 3 with a homer and two RBI, Louisville-bound Becca Chung went 2 for 2 with a homer and three RBI and Idaho State-bound Mailee Newman went 2 for 3 with a double, a run and two RBI for the Warriors, ranked No. 11 in LA.

Palos Verdes of Palos Verdes Estates 8, Banning of Wilmington 6: Notre Dame-committed freshman Rachel Allen, who went 4 for 5 with two runs and five RBI, connected on a walk-off two-run bomb to left field in the bottom of the ninth to help the Sea Kings upset the Pilots, ranked No. 13 in LA.

Cerritos 3, Dana Hills of Dana Point 0: Jennifer Morinishi pitched a four-hitter with two walks and eight strikeouts and she went 2 for 3 with a double, a run and an RBI to lift the Dons over the Dolphins, ranked No. 11 in the OC.

Upland 7, Claremont 4: Marisa Caballero had an RBI single, Natalia Lira had a two-run single and Marisa Marquez had an RBI single as the Highlanders, ranked No. 15 in the IE, rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh to pull out a victory over the Wolfpack.

Aliso Niguel of Aliso Viejo 7, Northwood of Irvine 1: BYU-commit Carley Brown allowed two hits, one run and struck out seven in four innings to pick up the win and she went 2 for 4 with a double and a homer for the Wolverines, ranked No. 13 in the OC.

Sonora of La Habra 9, Villa Park 8: The Raiders upset the Spartans, ranked No. 14 in the OC, on a walk-off in the bottom of the seventh.

Sunny Hills of Fullerton 5, Valencia of Placentia 1: Kathleen Valenzuela and Paula Solorio drove in two runs apiece and Tennessee Chattanooga-bound Mariah Ramirez allowed six hits, one runand struck out 12 to get the complete game win for the Lancers, ranked No. 20 in the OC.

Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth 10, Village Christian of Sun Valley 3: Ryder University-commit Janae Weise went 3 for 5 with two doubles, a run and three RBI, Penn-commit Sarah Schneider went 2 for 5 with two runs and two RBI and Anaya Serve, Occidental College-bound Drew Samson and Lily Tucker had two hits apiece for the Trailblazers, ranked No. 20 in LA.

Foothill of Santa Ana 2, Tesoro of Rancho Santa Margarita 1: Sarah Bubier drove in two runs with a single up the middle in the bottom of the third and Citlalli Lopez allowed three hits, one run and struck out eight to record the complete game victory for the Knights, ranked No. 17 in the OC.

San Juan Hills of San Juan Capistrano 12, Capistrano Valley of Mission Viejo 3: Gracyn Houmis went 3 for 5 with a double, two runs and four RBI and Lindsay Marschall went 2 for 3 witha homer and four RBI for the Stallions in the win, while Oregon-bound Jasmine Sievers went 2 for 4 with a home run for the Cougars.

Downey 9-6, Lakewood 5-3: Sophomore Breana Morales and freshman Angie Dumalo both went 3 for 4 with a double and Texas Tech-bound Miranda Padilla went 2 for 4 with a double in the first game and Cal State Fullerton-bound Lauren Amezcua tripled and Vanessa Romero went 2 for 3 with a double as the Vikings rallied from a 3-1 deficit with five runs in the sixth to pull out a win the second game and give Downey a doubleheader sweep.

Irvine 10, JSerra of San Juan Capistrano 4: Jaden Hill went 1 for 3 with two RBI and Ali Steinker went 1 for 2 with an RBI for the Lions in the loss.


In the Cougar Classic:


UCLA-bound Megan Faraimo of Cathedral Catholic of San Diego. Photo/Carlos Arias.

Cathedral Catholic of San Diego 1, Olympian of Chula Vista 0: UCLA-bound Megan Faraimo threw a perfect game with 18 strikeouts to outduel Utah-bound Sydney Sandez and give the Dons, ranked No. 1 in San Diego and No. 3 in So Cal, the victory over the Eagles.

Carlsbad 9, Point Loma of San Diego 0: Laurel Moody tripled and drove in three runs, Marisa Hensch doubled and drove in two runs and Alyssa Avalos went 2 for 2 with a run and two RBI and Maele Hensch threw a five-hit shutout with two strikeouts in five innings to lead the Lancers, ranked No. 12 in San Diego, past the Pointers, ranked No. 19 in San Diego.

Mira Mesa of San Diego 8, San Dieguito Academy of Encinitas 6: Kasidy Nowakowski went 1 for 4 with a double, a run and twp RBI and Angelique Schermerhorn went 2 for 3 with two runs for the Marauders.

Imperial 3, Vista 1:  The Tigers picked up the pool play win.

El Camino of Oceanside 9, Mission Vista of Oceanside 4: The Wildcats got the pool play victory.

Santana of Santee 5, La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad 0: Florida International-commit Madison Mendez threw six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out six and she went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI, Stephen F. Austin State-bound Mackenzie Bennett went 3 for 4 with an RBI and Nicole Madrigal went 2 for 2 with two homers to lead the Sultans, ranked No. 6 in San Diego.

Clairemont of San Diego 7, Brawley 2: Maddy Jacobs went 2 for 3 with a double, a run and an RBI, Maddy Taylor went 2 for 2 with a double, two runs and an RBI, Kianna Knoll went 1 for 3 with a double and two RBI and Ari Salazar went 2 for 3 with a double and a run for the Chieftains.

Escondido 2, Patrick Henry of San Diego 1: The Cougars beat the Patriots, ranked No. 13 in San Diego, on a walk-off error in the bottom of the eighth.

Steele Canyon of Spring Valley 7, Otay Ranch of Chula Vista 2: Jazmin Alvarado drove in two runs, Jessica Venzor went 2 for 3 with two runs and Tayler Thomas went 2 for 2 with a run and two RBI for the Cougars, ranked No. 11 in San Diego, in the victory.

Academy of Our Lady of Peace of San Diego 8, Valhalla of El Cajon 4: Marin Musicant and Kelsey Way homered to lift the Pilots.

Rancho Bernardo of San Diego 5, Grossmont of El Cajon 1: Heather Menzer went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI and Boston University-commit Allison Boaz went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBI to help the Broncos, ranked No. 14 in San Diego, knock off the Foothillers, ranked No. 16 in San Diego.

Granite Hills of El Cajon 15, Del Norte of San Diego 4: Hawaii-commit Haley Johnson went 3 for 3 with a double, a run and two RBI, Kara Blanchard went 1 for 1 with a double, two runs and two RBI and Cal State Fullerton-commit Bailey Wallace went 2 for 4 with a double, two runs and an RBI to help the Eagles, ranked No. 3 in San Diego and No. 19 in So Cal, roll past the Nighthawks, ranked No. 15 in San Diego.


In the Jurupa Valley Tournament:


Ayala of Chino Hills 4, Etiwanda 2: Kaylee Moore went 1 for 3 with a run and an RBI, Hannah Hughbanks went 2 for 4 with a run and the Bulldogs, ranked No. 12 in the IE, scored four runs, including three unearned runs, in the top of the fifth to knock off the Eagles, ranked No. 7 in the IE.

Jurupa Hills of Fontana 11, Ramona of Riverside 2: Boise State-bound India Kelly went 2 for 3 with a grand slam and Louisville-commit Bella Rocco went 3 for 4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI for the Spartans.


In the Savanna Showcase:


North Torrance 8, La Mirada 6: The Saxons knocked off the Matadores, ranked No. 16 in LA.

Godinez of San Ana 11, Segerstrom of Santa Ana 1: Airilin Ramirez allowed no earned runs and struck out eight in six innings, Andrea Udriarte went 3 for 3 with four RBI and Iyari Ramirez went 2 for 3 as the Grizzlies rolled over their crosstown rivals.


In the Lakeside Tournament:


Great Oak of Temecula 7, La Quinta 1: Oklahoma-committed freshman Quincee Lilio went 1 for 3 with a run and two RBI, Cal-commit Candace Yingling went 2 for 3 with a double and two runs and Adriana Mungo had a two-run double for the Wolfpack, ranked No. 6 in the IE and No. 16 in So Cal.

Riverside Poly 7, Palm Desert 5: Malia Benson went 3 for 4 with a double and three runs, Abby Hoesman went 2 for 2 with two doubles and Nahvaque Orona and Savannah Favre had two hits apiece to lead the Bears.

Riverside Poly 4, Paloma Valley of Menifee 3: Abby Hoesman delivered a two-out two-run double in ITB to give the Bears the win.


In the Aztec Challenge:


Anaheim 6, Oxford Academy of Cypres 5: Erica Perez went 3 for 4 with a triple and two runs scored for the Patriots in the loss.

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