Members of the Pacifica High School softball team wear a uniform that’s mostly navy blue, but the Mariners are red-hot on the diamond.
After an 11-0 no-hit win over Valencia Tuesday, the M’s have won eight straight games and again are looking like the team that was ranked best in the state before the season began.
Against the Tigers, the Mariners scored nine runs in the third inning to blow the game open. Kaylee Carlson and Katya Duvall combined to no-hit Valencia over six innings.
The win lifted Pacifica to 16-5 overall and 3-1 in the Empire League, a game behind Yorba Linda.
Before Tuesday’s lopsided win, the Mariners polished their resume by winning the prestigious Michelle Carew Classic in Anaheim.
Pacifica defeated Aliso Niguel, Murrieta Valley and Orange Lutheran to land in the championship final against Yorba Linda.
With Nicole DeWitt going 4-for-4 and shutout pitching from Carlson, the Mariners defeated the previously unbeaten Mustangs 4-0 to drop them to 14-1.
DeWitt and Carlson were named tournament most valuable players.
Pacifica has another big game coming up today (Thursday), visiting Cypress in an Empire League contest.
On the baseball side, Garden Grove and Santiago are deadlocked atop the Garden Grove League, each with a 6-1 record in the GGL.
The Argonauts are 12-1 overall and will visit the Cavaliers (7-5) on April 23 in a game which may well decide the GGL title.