High school softball on Thursday was marked by extraordinary performances for teams in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area.
In Edison’s 10-0, five-inning win over Newport Harbor, the Chargers were led by Hailie Benko, who went 3-for-3, hit two home runs and drove in six runs.
In Huntington Beach’s 8-1 win over Fountain Valley, the Oilers’ Jadelyn Allchin went 4-for-4 with a single, double, triple and home run. She drove in two runs. The Oilers are 3-0 in the Sunset League and will face first place Los Alamitos on April 17 at home.
Also noteworthy was Marina’s near-upset of Los Alamitos, losing 7-6 in 11 innings. The Griffins (18-1 overall and 3-0 in the Sunset League) are ranked fifth nationally and third in the state by maxpreps.com. The Vikings (9-8 and 0-3) are 402nd and 91st.
In other softball action, Garden Grove defeated Los Amigos 9-0 in Garden Grove League play, while Rancho Alamitos bested Bolsa Grande 16-1 in a five-inning contest.
Categories: High school sports