Saints slam NHS varsity softball,
by Misty Volaski
Nordhoff's junior varsity softball team continues to amaze
fans and rivals alike. With 10 wins and no losses in league,
it seems as though Nordhoff will be guaranteed high-ranking Frontier
League teams for the next several years.
Varsity, however, has been struggling during the 2002 season.
Last year's graduation of team leaders like Lacey Albrent has
left the squad fighting to maintain its reputation as a force
in the Frontier League.
With their loss last Friday to Santa Clara, the varsity girls
are currently 4-6 in league and 5-9 overall. Santa Clara "took
it to the Lady Rangers," said coach Tom Husted.
The Saints scored three runs in the fifth inning, securing their
four-run win over the Rangers. Nordhoff, which gained its sole
run in the first inning, had five hits to the Saints' 10 and
made three errors to eventually lose, 5-1.
The J.V. Rangers remain undefeated, despite an extremely close
game against the Saints, 9-10 Nordhoff. Rangers Brigitte Wooten
and Holly Meisch both homered in the first inning for four runs.
Defensively, pitcher Becca Galiney took the mound and held the
Saints to two runs in the first four innings of play. In the
fifth and sixth innings, the Saints scored six runs to tie the
game, 9-9. Relief pitcher Ashley Wolcott finished the sixth inning
to stop the Saints' parade past home plate. In the bottom of
the inning, Ranger Mallory Hinks scored Ali Weedon with a single
to left field to take the lead. Closing pitcher Rachelle Madrid
took over in the seventh, pitching two strikeouts for the eventual
The top batters for Nordhoff were Meisch with a home run and
an RBI; Wooten, who went two for four with a home run, single
and two RBIs; Weedon, who doubled and scored twice; Hinks, who
singled twice with one RBI; Madrid, who had two singles and two
runs; and Ashley Deslaurier who had a single and sacrifice bunt
to go with her two RBIs.
The win over the Saints brings the Lady Rangers junior varsity
squad to a perfect 10-0.
Missy Hinks contributed details of
the Ranger junior varsity game.
© 2002 The Ojai
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