The nation’s third-ranked high school softball team – Huntington Beach High – showed Thursday why it’s so regarded. The Oilers crushed Fountain Valley 10-0 in a non-league game shortened to five innings.
Now 6-0, the orange-and-black were led by the pitching team of Grace Uribe and Morgan MacBeath, who tossed a combined no-hitter. Hitting power was provided by Devyn Greer with a double and a triple. Uribe had two hits and Ameryn Humble two hits and three RBIs.
The Barons fell to 4-8-1 with the loss. HBHS will be back in action Saturday in the Best of the West tournament.
Thursday local prep softball scores:
• Huntington Beach 10, Fountain Valley 0
• Whittier 12, Loara 2
• Santiago 4, Mira Costa 2
• Edison 7, Newport Harbor 4
• University 3, La Quinta 2.
Ducks run dry in loss at Arizona
The Arizona Coyotes crushed the Anaheim Ducks 6-1 Thursday night in the desert. Vinnie Hinostroza scored three goals in the lopsided victory for the home team.
As a result of the defeat, the Ducks dropped back into seventh place in the NHL Pacific Division with a 28-35-9 record and 65 points.
Anaheim will be back in action Friday in Colorado to face the Avalanche (30-28-12, 72 points).