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Softball: So Cal Roundup (4/24/18) Sandez Unhittable For Olympian

Savannah Tourville hugs Maritza DFullerton on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Photo/Paul Luna.

The So Cal Roundup for Tuesday, April 24.

Behind the flawless defense and superb pitching, Olympian of Chula Vista, ranked No. 20 in San Diego by So Cal Sidelines, picked up a 5-0 Metro Mesa League win over Otay Ranch of Chula Vista on Tuesday at Otay Ranch High.

Pitching-wise for the Eagles, Utah-bound Sydney Sandez went the distance, shutting down the Mustangs one by one as she tossed a no-hitter, while walking two and striking out nine. Her performance was given a boost when the offense was able to score early.

Olympian scored a couple runs in the top of the first inning starting with a double by Stephanie Alvarez that scored Mia Silva, who had three hits. Alvarez would later come in to score to make it 2-0.

The Eagles tacked on another run to extend their lead 3-0 when Vicky Valdez laced a single that brought Aimee Alvarado around to score from second base.

Another run for the Eagles came in the top of the fourth as Bella Hurtado led off with a single and with two outs came around to score on a base hit by Silva to make it 4-0.

Olympian, with a nice lead, added its final run in the top of the seventh as Sarah Gross, who went 1 for 3 and had two RBI, knocked in Silva on a sacrifice fly to center field.

For the Mustangs in the loss, Gisselle Garcia went five innings, giving up four runs of which two were earned on seven hits while walking two and striking out two. In relief, Ashley Medina gave up one hit in two innings of work and allowed a run, which was earned while walking two and striking out one.

With the win, the Eagles have now won five in a row and are tied for first place in the Metro Mesa League after Mater Dei Catholic of Chula Vista beat Bonita Vista of Chula Vista.

“It will definitely be a game on Thursday and I believe if we play like we have of late with the offense coming through and the defense plays well, I expect to win,” said Eagles coach Mike Gross when asked about the big game on Thursday against the Crusaders, whom they beat, 4-2, on April 10.

In the Freeway League:

La Habra 6, Fullerton 5: With the bases loaded in the top of the seventh, the Highlanders (13-4, 3-2), ranked No. 10 in the OC, scored three runs on a walk, a passed ball and mass confusion to pull out the come-from-behind win over the Indians (14-8, 2-3), ranked No. 14 in the OC.

“We both battled and it was a great game,” Grand Canyon-bound Savannah Tourville of La Habra said.

Sonora of La Habra 1, Troy of Fullerton 0: Haylee Enriquez, Frankie Juarez and Gaige Garcia combined on the shutout for the Raiders (17-4, 3-2), ranked No. 15 in the OC.

In the Academy League:

Crean Lutheran of Irvine 26, Brethren Christian of Huntington Beach 0

In the Avocado-East North County League:

San Marcos 12, Mission Hills of San Marcos 4: Longwood-bound Madi Blair went 3 for 4 with two homers and three RBI as the Knights (19-2, 5-0), ranked No. 2 in San Diego and No. 6 in So Cal, took down the crosstown-rival Grizzlies (16-9, 2-3), ranked No. 6 in San Diego.

Rancho Buena Vista of Vista 13, Vista 2: Arizona-commit Paige Dimler went 3 for 4 with a double, a homer and five RBI for the the Longhorns (11-9, 3-1), ranked No. 11 in San Diego.

In the Camino Real League:

Mary Star of the Sea of San Pedro 2, St. Anthony of Long Beach 0

In the Channel League:

Buena of Ventura 5, San Marcos of Santa Barbara 2

In the Crestview League:

Canyon of Anaheim 4, El Modena of Orange 2: Rachel Bennett and Leaha Gamboa drove in two runs apiece and Jurnet Limardo struck out 11 to help the Comanches (8-12, 2-2) get the victory.

In the Empire League:

Kennedy of La Palma 4, Valencia of Placentia 0: Erica Guerrero threw a seven-hit shutout with six strikeouts and Illinois Chicago-bound Sam Ferguson went 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBI for the Fighting Irish (13-5, 5-0), ranked No. 17 in the OC, over the Tigers (9-13, 4-1), ranked No. 18 in the OC.

Pacifica of Garden Grove 4, Cypress 1

In the Foothill League:

West Ranch of Valencia 12, Saugus 9: Jenna Rorick went 3 for 4 with a double, a run and four RBI as the Wildcats (15-6, 1-4), ranked No. 15 in LA, defeated the Centurions (13-7, 2-3), ranked No. 16 in LA.

Golden Valley of Santa Clarita 10, Hart of Newhall 6: Shanti Shannon, Nicole Smat and Jasmine Carbajal drove in two runs apiece for the Grizzlies (16-2, 4-1), ranked No. 10 in LA.

Valencia of Magic Mountain 3, Canyon of Canyon Country 0

In the Hacienda League:

Los Altos of Hacienda Heights 14, West Covina 0: Ole Miss-bound Savannah Diederich went 2 for 4 with two doubles and four RBI and she combined with Jocylyn Vidal on a no-hitter for the Conquerors (21-2, 5-0), ranked No. 2 in LA and No. 7 in So Cal.

In the Imperial Valley League:

Calexico 7, Southwest of El Centro 5: Lynette Niebla had an RBI double and Brianna Amparano had an RBI single as the Bulldogs (8-12, 4-4) rallied for two runs in the top of the eighth to beat the Eagles (19-6, 9-2), ranked No. 19 in San Diego.

Central of El Centro 8, Palo Verde Valley of Blythe 0: Cayla Contreras and Karmina Becerra combined on a two-hit shutout for the Spartans (15-6, 7-0).

In the Inland Valley League:

Valley View of Moreno Valley 6, Canyon Springs of Moreno Valley 1: Kelsie Ekstrom went 2 for 3 with a homer and five RBI for the Eagles (10-13, 3-3), ranked No. 19 in the IE.

Riverside Poly 9, JW North of Riverside 8

In the Marine League:

Carson 9, Banning of Wilmington 2: Leilani Pulemau went 2 for 4 with a run and two RBI and Justine Diaz went 2 for 4 with a double, a run and two RBI as the Colts (19-7, 7-0) swept the season series from the Pilots (16-8-1, 5-2), ranked No. 18 in LA.

In the Marmonte League:

Oaks Christian of Westlake Village 10, Westlake of Westlake Village 4: Northern Colorado-bound Kaitlin Simonsgaard drove in three runs and Campbell University-commit Taylor Johnson homered to lift the Lions (21-2, 5-0), ranked No. 13 in LA, over the Warriors (8-8, 2-3).

Newbury Park 3, Thousand Oaks 1: Cory Camarillo threw a complete game three-hitter wirh four strikeouts for the Panthers (15-3, 3-2), ranked No. 12 in LA.

In the Mt. Baldy League:

Don Lugo of Chino 3, Alta Loma 1

In the North Hills League:

Esperanza of Anaheim 4, El Dorado of Placentia 0: San Jose State-bound Chrys Hildebrand tossed a two-hitter with one walk and 12 strikeouts to lead the Aztecs (16-4, 3-0), ranked No. 5 in the OC and No. 12 in So Cal, past the Golden Hawks (10-8, 1-2).

In the Pacific League:

Burroughs of Burbank 2, Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta 1: Long Beach State-bound Presley Miraglia tossed a six-hitter with five strikeouts to lift the Indians (9-3-1, 8-1) over the Falcons (19-2, 8-1), ranked No. 7 in LA and No. 19 in So Cal.

In the Pacific View League:

Rio Mesa of Oxnard 19, Hueneme of Oxnard 1

In the Palomar North County League:

Poway 7, Rancho Bernardo of San Diego 3: UCLA-bound Colleen Sullivan went 3 for 4 with her 12th homer, a double and two RBI, UC San Diego-commit Sophia Real went 2 for 3 with two RBI and Stanford-commit Sydney Steele went 2 for 4 with two runs for the Titans (17-3-1, 5-0), ranked No. 3 in San Diego.

Westview of San Diego 4, Mt. Carmel of San Diego 1: Julissa Garcia homered and drove in two runs to help the Wolverines (6-14, 2-3) defeat the Sundevils (13-5, 2-3), ranked No. 9 in San Diego.

In the Pioneer League:

West Torrance 15, Torrance 3: Louisville-bound Becca Chung and Idaho State-bound Mailee Newman each homered and drove in four runs to power the Warriors (22-2, 4-0), ranked No. 6 in LA and No. 18in So Cal.

In the Rio Hondo League:

Temple City 5, Monrovia 3: Amber Arreola delivered two crucial RBI to lift the Rams (12-6, 6-1).

In the San Andreas League:

Jurupa Hills of Fontana 16, Indian Springs of San Bernardino 0: Louisville-commit Bella Rocco went 2 for 4 with two doubles, three runs and four RBI for the Spartans (15-2, 9-0), ranked No. 15 in the IE.

In the San Gabriel Valley League:

Gahr of Cerritos 7, Downey 3: Arizona State-commit Jazmine Hill went 2 for 4 with two doubles and two RBI and Duke-bond DJ Davis went 1 for 3 with two runs and two RBI for the Gladiators (17-4, 5-0), ranked No. 1 in LA and No. 3 in So Cal.

In the Sea View League

Dana Hills of Dana Point 9, Trabuco Hills of Mission Viejo 7

In the South Coast League:

Mission Viejo 5, Aliso Niguel of Aliso Viejo 4: Freshman Abygail Vieira delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth to give the Diablos (10-6, 3-2), ranked No. 12 in the OC, the win over the Wolverines (17-6, 4-1), ranked No. 7 in the OC.

San Clemente 13, Capistrano Valley of Mission Viejo 0

In the Southwestern League:

Great Oak of Temecula 10, Murrieta Mesa 0: Minnesota-commit Sara Kinch belted a grand slam to help the Wolfpack (19-2-1, 5-0), ranked No. 4 in the IE and No. 14 in So Cal, knock off the Rams (16-7, 4-1), ranked No. 3 in the IE and No. 13 in So Cal.Vista Murrieta 14, Chaparral of Temcula 12

In the Suburban League:

Cerritos 6, Norwalk 0: Biola-bound Jennifer Morinishi threw a no-hitter with five strikeouts for the Dons (13-4, 7-0), ranked No. 17 in LA.

La Mirada 15, Artesia of Lakewood 9

In the Sunset League:

Los Alamitos 9, Fountain Valley 5: Samantha Denehy went 2 for 2 with two homers and four RBI for the Griffins (22-1, 6-0), ranked No. 2 in the OC and No. 5 in So Cal.

Huntington Beach 18, Newport Harbor of Newport Beach 0: Oregon-bound Allee Bunker went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a homer, three runs and three RBI for the Oilers (15-7, 5-1), ranked No. 4 in the OC and No. 11 in So Cal.

Marina of Huntington Beach 11, Edison of Huntington Beach 0: Cal State Northridge-bound Shayla Thomas went 2 for 2 with a homer and four RBI, Emily Rush drove in two runs and Paige Shafer scored two runs for the Vikings (11-10, 2-3), ranked No. 19 in the OC, in the win over the Chargers (11-8, 3-3), ranked No. 16 in the OC.

In the Trinity League:

Mater Dei of Santa Ana 7, Rosary Academy of Fullerton 1: Virginia-bound Donna Friedman went 2 for 4 with a triple and three RBI and Tennessee-commit Nyomi Jones went 2 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBI for the Monarchs (18-5, 3-1), ranked No. 3 in the OC and No. 8 in So Cal.

In nonleague:

Cathedral Catholic of San Diego 5, Carlsbad 0: Long Beach State-bound Jacey Bourgeois went 2 for 4 with two doubles and four RBI as the Dons (18-3), ranked No. 1 in San Diego and No. 1 in So Cal, defeated the Lancers (8-4-1), ranked No. 12 in San Diego.

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