Monache softball beats Golden West
The Monache softball team rolled to an 11-1 win over Golden West on Thursday at home.
The game was called after five innings due to the mercy rule.
Mia Rivas went 2-for2 with a triple, RBI and 3 runs scored, Kailyn Castle was 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored and three RBI and Jalene Villarreal also had a key triple in the game that scored 2 runs and she also scored 2 runs.
Morgan Hunter also had her best game of the year, Monache Coach Dave Koontz said as she went 3-for-3 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI and a run scored. Hunter was also the winning pitcher, pitching a complete game, allowing just two hits and striking out four.
“She pitched better,” Koontz said. “As long as she keeps making improvements like that we’re going to do well.”
Monache had 10 hits. “Just good all-around team hitting,” Koontz said. “Best we’ve hit all year.”
Morgan pitched a 5 inning mercy-rule game.
Had 4 KS, gave up 2 hits, one earned run. And 2 walks. “She pitched better. As long as she keeps making improvements like that, we’re going to do well.”
Monache (4-2) plays a doubleheader against Taft, beginning at 11 a.m. today at home.
BOYS TENNIS Strathmore 5 Woodlake 4
Strathmore Spartan Boys tennis continued its winning ways with a narrow 5-4 victory over the Woodlake Tigers in Woodlake on Thursday.
Aden Ennis lost at No. 1 singles, Nathaniel Stevenson lost at No. 2 singles 8-5 and Sutter Lautenschlager lost at No. 3 singles 8-6 I hard fought matches for Strathmore.
No. 4 singles Samuel Kaufman won 8-3, No. 5 Seth Hernandez won 8-2 and Michael Kaufman won his match by forfeit for the Spartans. In doubles, Ennis and Lautsenschlager lost in a hard fought match but the No. 2 doubles team of Stevenson and Samuel Kaufman sealed the victory with an 8-4 win. Woodlake forfeited the N No. 3 doubles match.
Strathmore is now 3-0 for the season and 2-0 in league.