San Marcos Royals Softball News

  • May
    31

    Fast Start Sparks San Marcos Softball to CIF Semifinal Victory, Return to Finals

    Megan Cunnison starts game with homer; Royals bang out 14 hits in 7-3 win at fourth-seeded Royal The San Marcos softball team is headed back to the CIF-SS Division 4 final for the second straight year. (Phil Alliano photo) By Barry Punzal, Noozhawk Sports Editor | May 29, 2018 | 11:51 p.m. In recent games, it’s taken the… Read More

  • May
    23

    San Marcos Fights Back From 7-3 Deficit, Beats Chaffey in 8 Innings, 8-7

    Megan Cunnison singles on a 3-2 pitch with bases loaded for the game-winning run San Marcos players mob Megan Cunnison (24) after she singled with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning. (Phil Alliano photo) By Barry Punzal, Noozhawk Sports Editor  | May 22, 2018 | Hitting has… Read More

  • May
    8

    AJ Huerta-Leipner Tosses 3-Hitter; Royals Get Offensive in 12-2 Rout of Chargers

    Victory secured second place in the Channel League for San Marcos; both teams headed to playoffs San Marcos High senior left-hander AJ Huerta-Leipner delivers a pitch Monday in a 12-2 softball win over Dos Pueblos. She threw a three-hit gem and went 2-for-5 with the bat. (Dave Loveton / Noozhawk photo) By Dave Loveton, Noozhawk Contributing… Read More

  • Apr
    5

    Allie Fryklund Has a Big Game for San Marcos in Win Over Santa Barbara

    By Barry Punzal, Noozhawk Sports Editor  | April 4, 2018 |  Allie Fryklund had a big day for the San Marcos softball team in a 15-1 Channel League win over Santa Barbara on Tuesday. The freshman pitched four innings, allowing one hit, one walk, struck out three and didn’t give up earned run. At the plate, Allie… Read More

  • Apr
    5

    HAILEY FRYKLUND DELIVERS BIG HIT FOR SAN MARCOS IN 4-1 WIN OVER DOS PUEBLOS

    Aliyah Huerta-Leipner allowed one run and three hits in a complete-game performance for San Marcos. She struck out eight. (JC Corliss / Noozhawk photo) By Barry Punzal, Noozhawk Sports Editor  In her first two at bats, Hailey Fryklund of San Marcos struck out then hit a foul ball that knocked the batting helmet off her head… Read More

  • Mar
    20

    San Marcos Beats Dos Pueblos for Consolation Title at Manlet Tournament

    San Marcos edged Dos Pueblos,  5-4, to take the consolation championship at the Suzanne Manlet Softball Tournament in Simi Valley. Alijah Huerta-Leipner went the distance on the mound for the Royals, striking out 12. She also contributed at the plate, going 3 for 4 with a RBI single and a run scored. Megan Cunnison went 2-3,… Read More

  • Jan
    11

    ALIYAH HUERTA-LEIPNER CHOSEN THE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF YEAR AT SAN MARCOS

    By Barry Punzal, Noozhawk Sports Editor  Aliyah Huerta-Leipner is an impact player on the softball field for San Marcos. She’s started for three years, earning All-Channel League honors each season, and was part of the Royals’ CIF-Southern Section finalist team last spring. Aliyah Huerta-Leipner is the Scholar Athlete of the Year Award winner for San Marcos…. Read More

  • Jun
    1

    San Marcos Softball Road Warriors Win at Beaumont to Make CIF Final

    The San Marcos team is headed to the CIF-SS Division 4 Softball Championship game. The Royals will play Channel League rival Buena. (Courtesy photo) By Barry Punzal, Noozhawk Sports Editor The San Marcos softball team has gotten used to long bus rides. After making trips to Montebello and Hemet in the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs,  the… Read More

  • May
    26

    Keeping the Dream Alive!

    By MARK PATTON, NEWS-PRESS SENIOR WRITER San Marcos pitcher Hailee Rios threw five scoreless innings in Thursday’s CIF-SS Division 4 quarterfinal victory over Beckman. Rios aided her cause with a two-run homer in the first inning of a 2-0 Royals victory. VIC NEUMANN/NEWS-PRESS PHOTOS Savannah Tait of San Marcos rips a first-inning double on Thursday,… Read More

  • May
    20

    Hailee Rios Named Round Table Athlete of the Year!

    The athletes of the year in local high school and college sports were honored Wednesday night at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table’s Evening with the Athletes at the Victoria Street Theater. The winners were selected by a panel of local sports media members. Softball—Hailee Rios, San Marcos—The pitching and power-hitting sensation for the Royals led them to… Read More