Vacaville Christian 20, Highlands 1: At North Highlands, Maxie Harrington had a career day, driving in seven runs on four hits and scored three runs to lead the Falcons to the Sierra Delta League win.
It's been said time and time again that good pitching will beat good hitting any day of the week.
"We as a team are looking forward to the big week". And the hits just kept coming.
We hit the ball solid and played excellent defense, " the coach added. "I wouldn't have believed you If you had told me we'd be 9-3 with our number one and two pitchers out for the year".
Mackenzie Rousseau took the loss for the Lady Warriors.
Army batted their way to an 8-3 lead in the second inning thanks to a three-run home run.
Nuckols allowed six runs - two earned - on four hits while striking out two batters and walking two while SkyLer Eaker allowed no runs on no hits and no walks through one-third of an inning. With one out, Aubrey Bianco hit a base hit through the right side easily scoring Sorenson from third for a one-run game, 1-0. "This group never quits and after Edison came back and tied the score up I thought we did a nice job of answering it right away on our next opportunity", he added.
"Since then, we've steadily improved, each game getting better. This team is completely on the same page and couple that with the fact that we have had far less injuries than we did last season, and that has been the main reason we have been so much more successful in terms of wins and losses". "We've never had nine hits off of Maple before".
The Rayne hits were scattered throughout the lineup and led by Madalyn Dupont and Peyton Richard each with two tags.
WOODBRIDGE 4, POTOMAC 2: Jakobe Anderson's double in the fourth inning providing the game-winning runs in the Vikings' Cardinal District win.
Sophomore Hayley Clark added two RBIs. "They have a pitch they like, a location they like to work and they'll kind of pound that location". "We have to start somewhere".
DMA's Alexis Novotny drove in a 6th inning run to waste Padua's 6-run comeback in a 7-6 softball victory Friday afternoon. On the mound, Jacob Spires and Kolton Honeter combined to strike out five, walk seven and give up six hits; while the team was hurt by four errors leading to four unearned runs.
For the young Tigers, who start four freshmen, advancing to the final was a good learning experience as the team begins to focus on postseason success.
ME was unable to get the offense going in the home half of the eighth as it would drop game one to the River Hawks, 1-0.
The Bees were in a close battle with York until the fifth inning when their offense got hot.
The only run in the game in came when Troy designated player, Erica Davis doubled down the left field line and then moved over to third base a on sacrifice bunt by Hope Hernandez.