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The Texas recruit turned in a pair of impressive performances. She threw a two-hitter with nine strikeouts and one walk in a 4-1 nonleague victory over Granada Hills, retiring 13 of the final 14 batters she faced. Then she dazzled in a marquee nonleague showdown, beating nationally ranked La Habra 2-1 by throwing a five-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks.
Smith homered for the third consecutive game in the Saints’ 20-8 victory over Bishop Montgomery last Thursday. She leads the team with a .535 batting average, seven home runs, and 23 RBIs.
Cline smacked a two-out, two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning to lead San Pedro past Carson in a 3-1 Marine League win on Thursday. Earlier in the week, Cline homered in an 8-3 loss to Carson.
In a battle against South Hills’ Florida-bound pitcher Natalie Lugo, Bonita’s Lopez delivered the goods, tossing a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 2-1 victory to earn her fifth win of the season. “Today, I felt that my command of my pitches was very good,” the senior said following the game Friday. “I couldn’t be prouder of my team and how we performed.”
In a doubleheader sweep of Redlands East Valley, Fuerte was a catalyst. The leadoff hitter went 3 for 4 at the plate with two walks, four runs and three stolen bases as the Yellowjackets won 3-2 and 3-1.
Thomas enjoyed a standout day at the Bulldog Invitational in Hemet on Saturday, sprinting to victories in both the 50 free and 100 free. Her time in the 50 was 24.25 seconds; in the 100, she won in 53.20.
Drysch put up a season-best in the 400-meter (57.13) and helped the Eagles to wins win the 4×100 and 4×400 relays at the Aztec Invitational. The senior ran the anchor leg on the state-leading 4×400 relay team.
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