NHS bats steal win from Coyotes
by Misty Volaski
In the defensive game of the year, the Nordhoff Lady Rangers
edged out the Calabasas Coyotes, 5-4. Seasoned pitcher Rachelle
Madrid racked up another win to improve her pitching record
The Rangers, who held the Coyotes to two runs in the first four
innings of play, came up later to score four runs to keep pace
with the Coyotes. Calabasas retaliated with two runs to tie the
game in the top of the sixth inning.
Ranger left fielder Ashley Deslaurier came to the plate and singled,
determined to become the go-ahead run. Teammate Brigitte Wooten
would not let her down, slamming a single to left, and batting
in Deslaurier for the lead.
However, in the seventh inning, Calabasas's lead off batter,
Kasey Brundy, singled to left, putting pressure on the Ranger
Madrid, came through for Nordhoff in the last inning, striking
out two of the last three batters to take the victory.
The big batters for Nordhoff included Joanne Wang, who went
two for two with two singles and two runs. Ashley Deslaurier
also did her part, with a single, two walks, and a run; Courtney
Kresge had a similar day, singling and walking once and scoring
twice. Madrid contributed a single and an RBI, while Brigitte
Wooten connected for a single to bring in the winning run for
Nordhoff Rangers junior varsity record is 11-0. The Lady Rangers
play the Malibu Sharks at home Friday, J.V. only at 3:30 p.m.
in their last game of the season.
© 2002 The Ojai Valley News
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