San Marcos Royals Softball News

  • Jan


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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