San Marcos Royals Softball News

  • 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

  • May
    6

    San Marcos Softball Rallies for 5-4 Win Over DP in 10 Innings

    Hailee Rios hits 3-run homer to tie score and Aliyah Huerta-Leipner scores game winner on an errant pick-off throw and beat Dos Pueblos 5-4 in 10 innings Friday at Dale Okinaka Field and sweep the season series. Hailee Rios hit a monster three-run homer in the sixth inning to get San Marcos even with Dos Pueblos at… Read More

  • Apr
    20

    Hailee Rios Leads San Marcos to 8-4 Softball Win at Dos Pueblos

    Senior pitcher strikes out 12, drives in four runs with home run, double San Marcos players wait for Hailee Rios to come home after hitting a three-run homer in the third inning. (JC Corliss / Noozhawk photo)  By Barry Punzal, Noozhawk Sports Editor |  Hailee Rios was a force on the mound and at the… Read More

  • Apr
    10

    San Marcos Softball Beats Westlake, 4-2

    Freshman Savannah Tait and Morgan Jensen had 3 hits each in a non-league win for San Marcos, 11-4. Both youngtsers drove in a run in the win, while Hailee Rios had 2 hits, including a 2 run single in the first inning. Rios allowed one earned run in three innings of work, scattering 3 hits… Read More

  • Apr
    5

    San Marcos Royals Varsity Defeats Fillmore Despite Allowing 3-Run Inning

    Even though San Marcos Royals Varsity gave up three runs in the second inning, it still defeated Fillmore 4-3 on Tuesday. Fillmore took an early lead in the second inning. An error scored two runs for Fillmore. San Marcos Royals took the lead for good with three runs in the fourth inning.  Morgan Jensen started… Read More

  • Mar
    13

    Freshman Savannah Tait Carries Offensive Load in San Marcos Win

    By Barry Punzal, Noozhawk Sports Editor |  March 11, 2017 | 9:46 p.m. Freshman Savannah Tait was an offensive powerhouse for the San Marcos softball team on Saturday. She homered twice, had two-run single, drove in five runs on the day and scored twice in an 8-0 win over Foothill Tech for third place in Runner-up Bracket… Read More

  • Mar
    10

    Aliyah Huerta-Leipner Uses Bat, Arm to Lead San Marcos

    By Barry Punzal, Noozhawk Sports Editor March 9, 2017 | 7:58 p.m Aliyah Huerta-Leipner hit run-scoring double and a two-run homer, and went the distance on the mound to lead San Marcos to a 10-2 non-league softball win on Thursday. The Royals blew the game open with six runs in the fourth inning. Walks to Huerta-Leipner and Alex Pitchford, singles… Read More

  • Mar
    7

    Hailee Rios Hurls No-Hitter in Rout of Cabrillo

    By Christian Eckert, Sports Reporter | March 7, 2017 | 10:06 p.m. Hailee Rios was near-perfect in the San Marcos softball team’s 15-0 no-hit shutout of non-league opponent Cabrillo on Tuesday. Rios struck out 15 of the 20 batters she faced. The only baserunners allowed reached on a walk and hit-by-pitch. In addition to the stellar pitching… Read More

  • Mar
    6

    San Marcos Softball Splits Doubleheader at Simi Manlet Tournament

    The San Marcos girls softball team split a pair of non-league games on Saturday at the Simi Manlet Tournament. The Royals won the first game 4-1 against Alemany. Savannah Tait singled in the bottom of the first and Hailee Rios tripled her home for a 1-0 lead.  With two outs in the second inning, Aliyah… Read More