Prep Softball: Dos Pueblos Edged by Oxnard, San Marcos beats Santa Barbara 19-2
April 21, 2023 | 5:40 pm
Dos Pueblos outhit Oxnard 11 to 6 but ended up losing to the Yellowjackets 3-2 in Channel League action Friday.
Charger starter Georgia Wilson allowed just the six hits, but Oxnard took advantage of a single, a walk and a sacrifice bunt to set up the game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh by Yellowjackets pitcher and lead-off hitter Baylany Magana.
Dos Pueblos got on the board in the first inning with a Bella Nuño double and singles by Mia Reveles and Riley Monroe. The Chargers went up 2-0 in the third when Summer McCeney singled in Anastasia Brunner.
But the Chargers couldn’t get the hit they needed after loading the bases with no outs in the fifth inning. In the sixth, Riley Monroe hit a shot to left-center, but the Oxnard center fielder made a spectacular over the shoulder sliding catch at the fence to save two runs.
This was a great game today, what softball is about,” Dos Pueblos coach Mike Gerken said. “Pitching and defense ruled the day.
“Our infield was outstanding today. Bella and Lysandra Pimentel were challenged all day on the left side and made play after play. In the end, a good player put a good swing on a ball at the right time and they got us. It happens. Proud of our girls today.”
The Chargers are now 9-3 in league play and remain in second place behind 12-0 Rio Mesa. They are 17-9 overall.
San Marcos 19, Santa Barbara 2
After scoring four runs in the first inning, San Marcos exploded for 12 runs in the second on the way to a 19-2 win at Santa Barbara in a Channel League game.
The second inning included Kamilah Morales’ first home run of the season, and doubles Gigi Gritt, Caitlyn Early and Charlotte Hastings.
Early and Kayla Aguilar were both 3-for-3, with Early hitting two doubles. Hastings and Gritt were both 2-for-3.
The Royals are now 11-12-1 overall and 6-6 in league play. They host Santa Clara and Santa Paula Saturday. The Dons are 2-13 and 0-10, and host Pacifica on Monday.