La Quinta High’s softball team won a crucial Garden Grove League game Friday over Santiago 6-1, setting up what could be the key league game on Monday.
Ella Magga had three hits for the Aztecs, including a triple. She scored two runs and drove in one run, in addition to playing solid defense at second base. Nevaeh Gomez singled and tripled and pitched seven innings, yielding no earned runs. She struck out seven batters and gave up two hits.
Karen Dam had three hits, two RBI’s and a stolen base. Hilary Huynh added two hits and two runs scored.
With the win, the Aztecs are 5-0 in GGL play and 9-4 overall. The Cavaliers are 7-6 and 5-1. Monday’s game will shift to the Santiago diamond. A win by La Quinta would give the blue-and gold a two-game lead with four contests left on the schedule.
At JSerra High, Huntington Beach High’s baseball team built an early five-run lead but was overtaken by Notre Dame of Thousand Oaks, 8-6, in the championship game of the prestigious Boras Classic South.
The defeat snaps a 15-game winning streak for the Oilers (17-7). They’ll be back in Sunset Surf League action in Wednesday facing Fountain Valley, the last team to defeat them before Friday’s loss.
In Empire League baseball, Pacifica (18-2) defeated Tustin 4-3 on Friday to remain in a tie with Cypress for the league lead. Both are 6-0 in league play and will collide on April 25 and 27.
Garden Grove High’s baseball team nearly overcame a seven-run deficit with six late runs, but lost 7-6 to Segerstrom in a Golden West League clash. The Argonauts (13-8 overall) are 2-4 in league play.
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