San Marcos Softball Wins on Maddy Leung’s Walk-Off 3-Run Homer
The Royals won despite making five errors.
“This wasn’t our best game defensively, but I am really proud of the different players that stepped up big today,” coach Jeff Swann said. “Down 10-4, there was no quit in this team. They showed great poise, determination and grit to overcome that six-run deficit.”
Kyla Robbins led off the seventh with a single, Sinai Miranda singled with one out and Leung game up with two outs in the inning. She worked the count to 2-1 before ripping a line dive over the left-center field fence.
Leung was 2 for 4 with a double, homer and five RBI. Claire Early went 3-4 with a RBI and a run scored, Allie Fryklund and Robbins each went 2-4 and Miranda was 2-3 with two runs scored.
Freshman Cassandra Perez got the Royals off to a great start by belting a grand slam over the left-field fence for a 4-1 lead.
Lompoc scored three unearned runs in the 4th inning and exploded for five runs in the fifth, starting with back-to-back home runs. The Braves scored again in the sixth for a 10-4 lead.
In the bottom of the sixth, Leung ripped a two-run double over the left fielder’s head and Claire Early and Megan Cunnison following with RBI singles, closing the gap to 10-8.
San Marcos (2-2, 2-0 in league) plays host to Dos Pueblos on Friday.