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March 24, 2010 > Prep softball rundown

Prep softball rundown

By Nick Zambrano

The recent break in the poor weather has finally given the local girls of the softball diamond a chance to get some playing time in. And while the results aren't what most desired in other leagues, the girls from the Hayward Area Athletic League having been putting in their share of work.

After finishing last season in fourth place, the Moreau Catholic High School Lady Mariners are letting their presence be known as they have started off hot with their 4-0 start. While over at Hayward High, the Lady Farmers are flexing their muscles with their ability to swing the bat.

HEALDSBURG 2, MOREAU CATHOLIC 6: After making quick work of Campolindo High, 11-3 on Wednesday, March 17, the Lady Mariners came back the next day and did the same to the Healdsburg High Lady Greyhounds.

Pitcher Alyssa Castillo mowed down 16 Healdsburg batters to earn the win. She gave up only four hits in the victory. She has won three of Moreau's games this year, and has gone the distance in two of those games.

Providing the punch in the lineup for the Mariners were juniors Shelby Long and Kyra Kawasaki. Both girls finished the game 1-3 with a home run; Long finished with two RBIs.

REDWOOD CHRISTIAN 0, HAYWARD 17: After losing to Mission San Jose High on Wednesday, March 17, the Lady Farmers found redemption when they squared off with the inferior squad from Redwood Christian with a 17-0 demolishing (called after five due to the eight-run mercy rule).

Brianna Thompson led the Farmers in the box with her 2-3, three-RBI performance. Despite going only 1-4, Logan Patterson finished the game with two RBIs of her own.

Hayward will try to keep the bats swinging when they play host to Campolindo High on Wednesday, March 24. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.

MISSION VALLEY ATHLETIC LEAGUE

AMADOR VALLEY 4, JAMES LOGAN 0: The James Logan Lady Colts lost their first game this season when they were stunned by Amador Valley on Friday, March 19.

Freshman hurler Raeann Garza went the full seven innings in defeat. The Lady Colts will try to rally back from the loss when Alameda High comes into town on Wednesday, March 24.

SAN LEANDRO 0, MISSION SAN JOSE 2: Mission San Jose has already doubled its win-total from last season with the win over San Leandro High. Last year, the Lady Warriors were only able to draft up one win. As of right now, Mission owns a 3-3 record with other wins coming over Hayward and San Lorenzo high schools.

Mission looked to build on its two-game winning streak when they start MVAL play against Washington on Tuesday, March 23. Results of that game were unknown at press time.

AMERICAN 5, LIBERTY 1: The American High Lady Eagles notched its first win in this infant season against Brentwood-based Liberty High on Friday, March 19. After they open up their league play against Newark Memorial High, American will play Washington High at home with the first pitch scheduled for 3:45 p.m.

BAY COUNTIES LEAGUE

IRVINGTON 11, CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 1: After beating Fremont Christian High, 20-16, earlier the week, the Lady Eagles of the California School for the Deaf were unable to draw up much of an offense against Irvington High.

The Lady Vikings were in complete control of the six-inning contest, scoring at least one run in five innings. Ri'chara Glenn collected CSD's only hit and RBI in the lopsided loss.

OTHER SCORES

MILPITAS 7, MONTA VISTA 8: The Lady Trojans of Milpitas High lost a heartbreaker to Monta Vista in the final frame of the game. Milpitas exploded for four runs in the sixth before lighting up the scoreboard for another three in the seventh. Unfortunately, the Matadors responded to the 7-5 deficit and struck for three in their final at-bat.

Alexis Pommier led the Lady Trojans with her 2-3 performance in the box; she had herself a double and two RBIs. Lauren Poffenbarger also went 2-3 with a double and one RBI.

Milpitas (1-4) will try to redeem itself from the loss when they head to Palo Alto on Wednesday, March 24, at 4 p.m.

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