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In a crucial game for first place in the Hacienda League, the University of Mississippi commit was 2 for 3 and drove in three runs, and also pitched a complete game in an 8-1 victory against offensive juggernaut Charter Oak for sole possession of first place. Charter Oak threatened in the seventh by loading the bases, but Diederich ended it with her ninth strikeout to end the game.
The sophomore touched first in the 500 freestyle (season-best 4:56.22) and 100 backstroke (56.80) in automatic Division 1 qualifying times to help the Sailors defeat Huntington Beach, 111-59, in the Sunset League.
Hoffman had a big week at the plate for the Mustangs. She went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs in an 8-2 win over Redondo on Wednesday. She had two hits and an RBI in a 9-1 win over Peninsula on Friday and a hit and a run in a 4-2 loss to Burbank on Saturday.
The North Carolina State-bound Bishop has had more big weeks than not this season. Last week, she had only five total at-bats in two games against Fontana, but still hit three home runs, giving her nine. She is batting .500 with 31 RBIs.
Sellers was stellar in the Regents’ two Baseline League games last week against Chino Hills and Upland. She went 4 for 7 in the two games and all four hits were home runs. She had 10 RBIs and scored five runs. Most notable was her showing against the Huskies as she homered in first three at-bats for eight RBIs, then walked twice. She is hitting .516 with seven doubles, a triple, seven home runs, 25 RBIs and 27 runs.
Tath-Slezak was productive out of the leadoff spot for the Terriers, batting .777 (7 for 9) with seven runs and seven stolen bases over three games, all wins, that allowed Redlands to pull into a tie for first in the CBL.
In two games against cross-town rival Jurupa Valley last week, Herrera went 6 for 7 with 17 total bases and 12 RBI. In the first game, Herrera went 3 for 3 with three home runs and nine RBI, and just missed a home-run cycle with a grand slam, three-run homer and a two-run homer.
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