Dos Pueblos Reaches Semis of Best of the West Softball Tournament; San Marcos Wins Again


Dos Pueblos Reaches Semis of Best of the West Softball Tournament; San Marcos Wins Again

By Dennis Moran, Noozhawk Correspondent April 22, 2022 

Dos Pueblos pitcher Georgia Wilson gave up just three hits over six innings, and with timely hitting and big-play defense, the Chargers shut out Oxnard 7-0 on the second day of the Best of the West Tournament at Righetti High School.

The Chargers are now 2-0 in the tournament, and play a semifinal game Saturday at 9 a.m. Wilson induced many ground ball outs, giving infielders Bella Nuño at third, Jessica Reveles at short and Lacy Spear at second multiple chances for getting the outs.

Offensively, Nuño went 3-for-4 with an RBI, Mia Reveles 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three stolen bases, and Leila Chisholm 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Summer McCeney hit a two-RBI double in the sixth inning.

Dos Pueblos freshman Kaitlyn Ashby pitched the seventh inning, allowing one hit with that baserunner then erased by a Spear-to-Reveles-to-McCeney double play.

“This was a win the girls got themselves,” Dos Pueblos coach Mike Gerken said. “They came out a little flat, but decided to take matters into their own hands and just go get the win.

“They’re all in tune with each other on defense and that’s really nice to see. Our baserunning today was great, too. A lot of instinctual moves out there to get us a couple of runs. Great hustle from them today. Hats off to Mia Reveles today who is figuring out she can be a dangerous weapon for us. Two bunts for hit and three stolen bases is a pretty sizable contribution. She can really impact games for us.”

The Chargers are now 18-4 overall. They are 12-1 in Channel League play.

San Marcos 4, Alemany 3

The Royals improved to 2-1 in Best of the West play by beating Alemany 4-3 Friday.

San Marcos came from behind with two runs in the fifth inning to get the win.

Emma Foster opened the inning with a leadoff single, and advanced to third base — which was unattended on a perfect sacrifice bunt from Gigi Gritt, her second of the game. Caitlyn Early then scored Foster with a single, and Bella Cruz got a hit to score Early for a 4-3 lead.

Gritt pitched the first three innings, allowing two hits and one earned run, and Kate Guerra pitched the last four to get the win, also allowing just two hits with no earned runs.

Early went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Foster was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

The Royals are now 13-12 and play Stockdale Saturday for their final game of the tournament.