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June 1, 2010 > BCL softball ousted from NCS

BCL softball ousted from NCS

By Biff Jones

Fremont Christian High School and California School for the Deaf Eagles hosted first round games in the North Coast Section (NCS) Championship softball tournament Wednesday, May 26. Both teams out of the Bay Counties League (BCL) earned at-large bids by finishing with a record over .500 in both league play and overall, but neither could make it beyond the first round.

Fremont Christian drew the ninth seed in the DV tournament, and hosted the eighth-seeded Upper Lake High School, but acted as the road team.

Upper Lake rapped out three singles while drawing four walks off Fremont starter Erika Perreira to score five runs in the bottom of the first. Fremont Christian got one back in the second when Collen Dietmeyer laid down a run-scoring sac bunt to score Megan Takata.

Upper Lake continued its offensive assault with two more runs in the second; three in the third; and six in the fourth. Upper Lake ended the Warriors season abruptly with a 16-1, four-and-a-half-inning game, shortened by the 10-run mercy rule.

CSD entered the DVI tournament as the third seed, and hosted no.-6 seed Laytonville High School.

Laytonville opened the scoring with a two-run first, but the Eagles got one back in their half of the inning and another in the second to tie the score at 2-apiece.

Laytonville tacked on three runs in each the third and fourth, but CSD outdid the onslaught by scoring four runs of their own in the bottom half of those same frames for a 10-8 lead.

In the top of the seventh Laytonville tied the score at 10 and sent the game into extra innings, then put home two runs in, two that CSD could not answer, and their season came to an end, 12-10, in eight innings.

Rachelle Richardson pitched all eight innings for the Eagles giving up the 12 runs (9 earned) on 14 hits. Leading the CSD hit parade were Myra Rubio (3B, 3 RBIs), Olivia Stein (2 2B, 2 RBIs) and Emily Livermore (2B, RBI).

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