Softball

Becca Chung’s home run helps lift West Torrance over St. Paul in the D3 quarterfinals

West Torrance pitcher Mailee Newman celebrates after final strikeout in 8-1 win. St. Paul at West Torrance CIF Division 3 softball quarterfinal game Thursday May 24, 2018. 

Photo by Robert Casillas
West Torrance pitcher Mailee Newman celebrates after final strikeout in 8-1 win. St. Paul at West Torrance CIF Division 3 softball quarterfinal game Thursday May 24, 2018. Photo by Robert Casillas

TORRANCE — Down to her last strike in her second at bat of the game, West Torrance’s Becca Chung knew she could not leave anything to chance at the plate against visiting St. Paul in Thursday’s CIF Southern Section Division 3 quarterfinal meeting.

“I knew I had to jump on anything that looked close,” Chung said. “I couldn’t leave (my at bat) up to the umpire with two strikes.”

With West trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the third, Chung turned St. Paul starter Jordin King’s two-strike offering into a two-out, two-run home run.

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