The Pacifica Mariners softball team continues to be a diamond not-so-rough, winning games by wide margins. In the prestigious Michelle Carew Classic Tournament, the M’s (now 19-1 overall) outscored four opponents in the first three rounds by a combined margin of 33-4.
The girls from West Garden Grove defeated San Clemente 8-0 on Thursday, Agoura and Valencia (of Valencia) on Friday by twin margins of 9-1.
That landed them in the championship game Saturday night at Peralta Park in Anaheim Hills against Los Alamitos. The Griffins, by the way, are coached by Rob Weil, a one-time PHS head softball coach.
In that game the Griffins took an early 2-1 lead, but the Marinerr bats awoke with four runs in the third and three more in the fourth. The teams exchanged runs after that an the game concluded with a 13-5 Mariner win.
Kaylee Carlson got the win, giving up four earned runs and five hits, striking out five. She is now 12-1 with a 0.84 ERA. She was named Most Valuable Pitcher of the tournament, while Rebecca Lee was chosen Most Valuable Player. Lee had three hits in the championship game and is batting .500 for the season with 22 RBIs.