June 1, 2012 > Women's Softball: Moreau playoff hopes end in second round
Women's Softball: Moreau playoff hopes end in second round
By Biff Jones
NCS girls softball play saw No. 5 seed, Moreau Catholic High School host No. 12 seed Lower Lake High School on May 23 at Larry Standley Field in Hayward in the 12 team D4 tournament. Senior Jessica Marin would get the start in the circle for Head Coach Chris Krisman.
Mariners got out to a quick 6-0 lead on a run in the first inning and 5 more in the second. After Lower Lake answered with two runs in the top of the third, MC put the game out of reach on a 12-run bottom of the third inning as they sent 16 batters to the plate. Hosts would add two more runs in the fourth before LL scored two in the top of the fifth off junior reliever Kristin Hill to give the Mariners a 20-5 win shortened to 4 1/2 innings on the 10 run mercy rule.
Offensively for MC it was Marin with a home run and a single; sophomore shortstop Lauren Brown a homer and two singles; junior catcher Leilani Akai a triple, two singles and she reached on an error; junior first baseman Cassidy Lyon and freshman second baseman Savannah Rosales-Brand both with 3 singles; and freshman center fielder Breana Pearsall four-for-four on four bunt singles.
Quarter-final play in D4 NCS softball on Saturday, May 26 saw MC travel to Richmond to take on No. 4 seed, Salesian High School. Salesian received a bye in the first round. Marin again got the start for the Mariners.
MC got on the board first with two runs in the top of first inning. Salesian answered with a run in the bottom half and added five more in the second inning for an early 6-2 lead. Mariners mounted a comeback with a run in the third and two in the fifth to close the gap to 6-5. However, that is all the visitors could muster as they fell 6-5 to end their season at 14-8.