Score­less over 12 in­nings, Tor­rance wins, 1-0, in 13th

Los Angeles Times - - HIGH SCHOOLS - By Eric Sond­heimer eric.sond­heimer@la­

It was a re­mark­able South­ern Sec­tion Di­vi­sion 4 cham­pi­onship soft­ball game on Satur­day night at Bill Bar­ber Park in Irvine.

Through 12 in­nings, Palm­dale High­land and Tor­rance were score­less. Rachel Gar­cia, the Ga­torade state player of the year headed to UCLA, struck out 24 bat­ters for High­land.

Marissa Moreno of Tor­rance struck out 13 in 13 shutout in­nings for Tor­rance.

In the bot­tom of the 13th in­ning, Gar­cia in­jured her knee dur­ing warmups and had to come out. Tor­rance got a walk-off sin­gle from Britny Ju­malon to de­feat High­land, 1-0.

Gar­cia had come in with sta­tis­tics hard to du­pli­cate. She had struck out 394 bat­ters in 163 in­nings, thrown10 no-hit­ters, five per­fect games and 20 shutouts.

But Moreno kept match­ing Gar­cia pitch for pitch.

Di­vi­sion 5

Ven­tura St. Bon­aven­ture de­feated Gar­den Grove, 8-0, be­hind Long Beach State­bound Cielo Meza, who struck out eight and threw a three-hit­ter. An­gelina Flores had a two-run dou­ble to get the Ser­aphs rolling.

Di­vi­sion 6

Lan­caster Par­a­clete gave Coach Mar­garet Neill her first ti­tle with a 9-2 vic­tory over Ana­heim Sa­vanna. Neill has been the coach since1981.

Rylee Mas­ton hit a tworun home run, a two-run dou­ble and had three hits. Jenny Littlejohn added three hits. Kailla Searcy picked up the pitch­ing vic­tory.

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