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March 31, 2010 > High School softball roundup

High School softball roundup

By Biff Jones
Photos By Mike Heightchew

California School for the Deaf of the Bay Counties League (BCL) had two road wins last week. Tuesday, March 23, they defeated Redwood Christian High School, 8-6, then followed that on Thursday with 12-1 trouncing of Bentley High School in a game called after five innings because of the eight-run mercy rule.

In Tuesday's game, CSD got a run in the first inning and Redwood answered with two in the bottom half. CSD added single runs in the third and fourth innings only to see the hosts take a 6-3 lead with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. Finally, CSD tied it with three runs in the top of the sixth and won it with two in its half of the seventh.

Rachelle Richardson started for CSD and went four and a third innings, giving up three runs on five hits, a walk and 11 strikeouts. She also went 2-3 at the plate.

In the Bentley game, Samantha Hyland pitched all five innings, giving up one run, no hits and five walks, while striking out 12. Hyland was 2-4 with the bat, knocking a homer and two RBIs, along with scoring two runs; Richardson went 2-3, had three RBIs, and scored twice; and Valarie Farr contributed with a 2-4 night, knocking in two. CSD is 4-0 in league, 6-2 overall.

Fremont Christian High School, also of the BCL, lost a road game on Tuesday, March 23, to Valley Christian High School of Dublin, 12-0, and traveled to Head-Royce High School on Friday, March 26, bouncing back with a 9-8 win.

Milpitas High School, of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) De Anza Division, went 0-5 in last week's action. They lost home games to Homestead, 14-0, and Los Gatos high schools, 11-0, and a road game to Palo Alto High School, 10-0.

On Saturday, March 27, Milpitas was defeated by Santa Clara, 12-2, and by Evergreen Valley high schools, 2-1, in the Charlie Miguel Tournament.

Samantha Cabada pitched the full seven innings against Evergreen giving up two runs on three hits. Milpitas is 0-3 in league play, 1-11 overall.

In the Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL), Hayward High School won on the road at El Cerrito High School, 13-2, in a six-inning, mercy-rule game, followed by a loss at home to Campolindo High School, 4-1.

Angie Purchio pitched all six innings at El Cerrito, giving up two runs on six hits with 11 strikeouts. Brianna Thompson was 3-5 with an RBI and 2 runs; Chelsey Figueroa went 2-5 with a triple, double and a run scored; Leanna Medina went 2-5 with 3 RBIs; and Purchio scored and knocked in two.

Also last week, Moreau Catholic High School hosted and defeated Mission San Jose High School of the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL), 10-1. Moreau is 6-0 overall while Hayward is 4-2. League play as not yet begun in the HAAL.

In other MVAL action it was Newark Memorial High School over American High School, 8-0; Washington High School topped Mission San Jose, 5-2; James Logan High School over John F. Kennedy High, 14-0; Granada High School ousted Irvington High, 7-0; California High School shut out Logan, 8-0; Irvington bouncing back from defeat, topping Mission, 5-2; Washington over American, 12-7 (9 inn); and Newark blasting JFK, 12-1.

Newark, Washington and Logan are all undefeated in MVAL play while Logan has the best overall record at 4-2. For all results and schedules, go to the TCV Sports Web site at

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