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April 7, 2010 > Moreauâs Castillo tosses perfect game

Moreauâs Castillo tosses perfect game

By Biff Jones

High school softball was slow in the week leading up to Easter Sunday. However, in the slim slate of games, perfection was achieved in the Hayward Area Athletic League.

Moreau Catholic High School remained unbeaten for the year as they defeated San Lorenzo High School at home on Tuesday, March 30, 9-0, and on Wednesday, March 31, beat San Leandro High School on the road, 10-0.

Against San Lorenzo, Shelby Long went the distance for the hosts giving up four hits and a walk while striking out seven. Savanna Ulloa had three hits and 3 RBIs; Jessica Marin also knocked in three.

In the San Leandro game, called after five and a half innings because of the eight-run mercy rule, Moreauâs Alyssa Castillo pitched a perfect six innings, retiring all 18 batters she faced, while striking out nine. For the victors, Jordan Lewis went 2-4 with two RBIs and two runs; Ulloa went 2-3 with two RBIs; and Long had three RBIs.

Also on Wednesday, Hayward High School lost at Castro Valley High School, 8-1. For Hayward, Angie Purchio took the loss giving up eight runs on 10 hits. Logan Patterson drove in Purchio with Haywardâs only run.

In the Bay Counties East I League, California School for the Deaf Eagles split a pair of games.

On Tuesday, March 30, the Eagles traveled to Valley Christian High School of Dublin and dropped a 3-1 decision. Rachelle Richardson went the distance for CSD, giving up three runs on two hits while walking five and striking out nine.

CSD hosted Head-Royce the next day and came away with a 14-3 victory, upping its record to 7-3, 5-1 in BCL play.

In Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) play on Tuesday, March 30, John F. Kennedy High School beat Mission San Jose High School, 13-9; Irvington High School lost at Washington High School, 2-0; and James Logan High School won at American High School, 10-0.

For Washington, Emily Gibson pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout, striking out 10. In Loganâs win, Raeann Garza also pitched a complete-game shutout yielding five hits. For MSJ in its loss to JFK, Emmeline Wang went 3-4 with a homerun and 2 RBIs while Allison Day was 2-3, also with a homerun and 2 RBIs.

MVAL action on Thursday, April 1, saw Irvington host American and win, 9-6; Washington with an 11-4, eight-inning road win at Newark Memorial High School; and MSJ dropped a 12-1 home game to Logan.

Washington and Newark were tied 3-3 after seven when the Huskies erupted for an eight-run eighth. Katie Hoffman led Washington going 2-5 with a homerun, a double and five RBIs. Washington and Logan both remain undefeated in league play.

Milpitas High School Trojans in the De Anza Division of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) participated in the Mission Valley Tourney at Mission College on Saturday, April 3.

In its first game on Saturday, the Trojans lost 11-0 to San Benito High School. In the next two games played by Milpitas, the Trojans lost by the same score, 9-2, to Palo Alto High School in six innings and to Santa Teresa High School in five, both shortened because of time constraints. Milpitas is now 2-12 on the year.

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