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It is rare to hit one game-winning home run. San Pedro’s Velazquez took things to an even higher level last week as she hit two in the same day, helping the Pirates sweep Palos Verdes in a nonleague doubleheader. She hit a lead-off home run in the first game for a 5-4 win, and in the second game she hit a home run in the seventh.
Richardson impressed at the Maurice Greene Invitational at Oaks Christian when she finished first in the 200 meter race (25.55), then third in the 100 meter race (12.44). The young speedster won the 100-meter dash (12.59) at the beginning of the month in Oaks Christian Invitational, proving she’s one to watch for the future.
The Tennessee-Chattanooga commit posted a 3-0 record in the circle, allowing one earned run to go along with 28 strikeouts, and went 6 for 8 with six RBIs batting to help the Lancers improve to 8-1.
Mangel continues to cement her status as the team’s ace, earning five wins to help the Huskies with the Redlands Invitational. Mangel threw a five-hitter and struck out five in the championship game against Upland.
Quinn De Avila
De Avila, who competed for Mexico in last summer’s WBSC Junior Women’s World Cup, in which Mexico finished ninth, was dominating in last week’s 16-6 victory over Claremont to open Palomares League play. She went 2 for 3 with a double, drove in three runs and scored three runs as the Huskies improved to 6-1-1 overall and 1-0 in league.
Bernard-Joseph won the 300 meter hurdles at the Nike Chandler Rotary elite in Arizona in a time of 42.46 seconds, the fastest time in the nation this season. She also won the 100 hurdles title in 14.02 seconds, the third-best time in the state this season.
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