NHS softball teams steal wins
by Misty Volaski
Last Tuesday was a good day for the Lady Rangers' varsity
softball squad. The girls, led by Tiffany Tolliver on the mound,
won their first of several games last week, defeating Calabasas
High School, 4-1.
The win breaks the varsity Rangers' losing streak and improves
their record to 1-3 in the Frontier League, and 2-5 overall.
Calabasas opened with a run in the first inning, which was countered
by Nordhoff, which scored three runs. Tolliver held the Coyotes
scoreless for the remainder of the game.
Ranger Haley Lemmer doubled in two runs in the first inning,
while teammate Christina Stolz had two more hits and an RBI on
the day. Other runs were scored by Diana Garvin and Tolliver.
The junior varsity Rangers remained undefeated with a 9-8 win
over the Calabasas Coyotes at home Tuesday, improving to 5-0
in league play. The first inning found the Coyotes had buried
the Rangers in a hole by six runs, but it wasn't enough to dampen
the Rangers' spirits. The Lady Rangers chipped away at the Calabasas
lead until they were tied in the fourth inning.
Ranger Brigitte Wooten singled in the fifth to score teammate
Holly Meisch, giving Nordhoff the go-ahead run. The Rangers held
the Coyotes at bay in the sixth, with the help of right fielder,
Ashley Deslaurier, who turned and fired to Ali Weedon at home
to keep the tying run from scoring.
The game came to a close when shortstop Mallory Hinks and first
baseman Taryn Odle put out the last three Coyotes.
The top batters for Nordhoff were Brigitte Wooten, who went three
for three with a double, two singles, a walk and two RBIs, and
Holly Meisch, who was two for three with a double, single, a
walk and an RBI. Mallory Hinks went two for four with a triple,
single and two RBIs.
Blue and Gold pinch runner Joanne Wang scored two of Nordhoff's
nine runs. Rachelle Madrid picked up the win, throwing a complete
game while striking out three.
Junior varsity scores and information were
contributed by Missy Hinks.
© 2002 The Ojai Valley
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