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Softball: So Cal Roundup (3/7/18) Pumas Strike Granite Hills

The So Cal Roundup for Wednesday, March 7.

Ave Maria University-bound Aylin Naranjo outdueled USD-commit Catie Dobbs to lead Chaparral of Temecula to a 2-1 upset over Granite Hills of El Cajon in pool play at the Cougar Classic on Wednesday at Kit Carson Park in Escondido.

Granite Hills, ranked No. 3 in San Diego and No. 19 in So Cal by So Cal Sidelines, took an early 1-0 lead when Amaya Esparza drove in Hawaii-commit Haley Johnson with a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the first.

Northern Colorado-commit Alyssa Wenzel’s two-run single in the top of the sixth gave the Pumas, ranked No. 20 in the IE, a 2-1 advantage.

That was enough for Naranjo, who allowed four hits, no earned runs, four walks and struck out eight to pick up the win for the Pumas. Dobbs allowed three hits, no earned runs, one walk and struck out 13 to take the tough loss.

In other Cougar Classic games:

Kianna Knoll of Clairemont of San Diego. Photo/San Diego Firecrackers.

Cathedral Catholic of San Diego 1, Vista 0: Marisa Estrada drove in the winning run in the eighth in ITB and UCLA-bound Megan Faraimo struck out 13 in five innings of scoreless relief as the Dons, ranked No. 1 in San Diego and No. 3 in So Cal, survived the Panthers.

Clairemont of San Diego 2, Santana of Santee 0: Kianna Knoll had a two-run double in the bottom of the second and Maddy Jacobs threw a two-hit shutout with two walks and four strikeouts to lead the Chieftains to an upset over the Sultans, ranked No. 6 in San Diego.

Patrick Henry of San Diego 8, Mission Hills of San Marcos 6: Ari Rios drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Lili Pena had an RBI double in the bottom of the fourth to give the Patriots the lead and they held on for the win. Hailey Jenks and Dez Patman hit homers for Patrick Henry.

Our Lady of Peace of San Diego 4, High Tech SD 3: Marin Musicant went 2 for 2 with a triple and two RBI and she was the winning pitcher as the Pilots defeated the Storm.

Torrey Pines of San Diego 6, Olympian of San Diego 5: The Falcons, ranked No. 10 in San Diego, pulled out a pool play win over the Eagles.

Scripps Ranch of San Diego 3, Rancho Bernardo of San Diego 2: Washington-commit Sarah Nakahara went 1 for 3 with a run, San Diego State-commit Alyssa Vilke went 1 for 2 with two runs and Austin Peay-bound Lexi Osowski and Delaney Kelly drove in runs to help the Falcons, ranked No. 17 in San Diego, take down the Broncos, ranked No. 14 in San Diego. Juliana Lane allowed four hits and one earned run to get the win and Elaine Swecker pitched three scoreless innings to record the save for Scripps Ranch.

San Pasqual of Escondido 10, El Camino of Oceanside 0: Annie Villalobos went 2 for 3 with two homers and four RBI, Racquel Moore hit a solo homer and Olivia Burroughs went 2 for 3 with a solo homer as the Eagles run-ruled the Wildcats. Moore and Burroughs combined on a three-hit shutout for San Pasqual.

Escondido 7, Otay Ranch of Chula Vista 5: Rylee Penrod went 2 for 2 with a double, a homer, two runs and three RBI as the Cougars got past the Mustangs.

Mater Dei Catholic of Chula Vista 11, Westview of San Diego 4: The Crusaders, ranked No. 4 in San Diego and No. 20 in So Cal, rolled to pool play win.

Rancho Buena Vista of Vista 16, Valhalla of El Cajon 3: UMass Amherst-bound Dani Ellis went 3 for 4 with a three-run homer and five RBI, Arizona-commit Paige Dimler went 3 for 3 with a home run and three runs scored and Savannah Coyle had a two-run shot to power the Longhorns, ranked No. 20 in San Diego.

Mt. Carmel of San Diego 8, La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad 5: Mara Miranda went 3 for 3 with a double and two runs and Lauren Anderson went 1 for 2 with a double, a run and three RBI for the Sundevils.

In the Redondo Tournament:

Ohio University-bound Charlee Pond of South Torrance. Photo/USA Athletics.

South Torrance 7, West Torrance 3: Ohio University-bound Charlee Pond went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBI, Florida-committed freshman Reagan Walsh went 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and an RBI, Sophia Fernandez went 2 for 4 with a homer, BYU-bound Alyssa Podhurcak had an RBI triple and Haley Hayakawa had a two-run double to lead the Spartans, ranked No. 15 in LA, past the Warriors, ranked No. 11 in LA, for the tournament title.

It was South’s fifth consecutive victory over West, including a 6-4 win over the Warriors in last year’s CIF-SS Division 5 semifinals.

Palos Verdes of Palos Verdes Estates 3, Redondo Union 2: Jillian Saputo drove in Bree Garcia with a two-out walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh, giving the Sea Kings their second straight walk-off victory in as many days. Notre Dame-committed freshman Rachel Allen added a solo homer for Palos Verdes.

In nonleague games:

North Dakota State-bound Paige Vargas of Santa Margarita. Photo/Santa Margarita Softball.

Southwest of El Centro 4, Christian of El Cajon 3: Madeline Jungers went 1 for 3 with a two-run double, Iliana Manzano went 2 for 2 with an RBI and Victoria Cruz went 2 for 3 with a run as the Eagles knocked off the Patriots, ranked No. 18 in San Diego.

Santa Margarita 1, San Clemente 0: North Dakota State-bound Paige Vargas tossed a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and Notre Dame-commit Miranda Johnson had an RBI double in the top of the fourth to help the Eagles, ranked No. 5 in the OC and No. 13 in So Cal, edge the Tritons, ranked No. 9 in the OC.

Rio Mesa of Oxnard 6, Royal of Simi Valley 0: Utah-commit Alicia Estrada pitched a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts, Evelyn Roman went 1 for 2 with two RBI, LMU-bound Hailey Jackson went 1 for 1 with two runs and Kianna Abellera went 1 for 2 with two RBI and the right fielder gunned a runner down at the plate to end a threat in the fourth to help the Spartans, ranked No. 5 in LA and No. 18 in So Cal, pick up a win on the road.

St. Lucy’s of Glendora 7, South Hills of West Covina 2: Long Island-bound Samantha Garcia went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs, Creighton-bound Kiara Mills went 1 for 2 with a double, two runs and two RBI and Boston University-commit Audrey Sellers went 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI as the Regents, ranked No. 12 in LA, defeated the Huskies.

St. Joseph of Lakewood 12, Rosary Academy of Fullerton 4: Bryn Bozanski went 2 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI for the Royals in the loss.

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