Pacifica’s softball team kept on schedule for its Empire League championship showdown with Yorba Linda on May 9 with a 7-0 win over Valencia Thursday.
Starting pitcher Kaylee Carlson (14-0) threw a perfect game and struck out a career-high 17 batters. Rebecca Lee went 2-for-3 with two runs, a stolen base and two RBIs to lead the Mariner offense.
The M’s improved their overall record to 22-5, 9-1 in league play.
In the Garden Grove League, co-leaders Garden Grove and Rancho Alamitos remained on course for their showdown clash today (Monday) at the Vaquero field.
Garden Grove defeated Santiago 13-2 to improve to 13-7 overall (6-0 in league). Rancho defeated La Quinta 3-0 to go to 7-5 (6-0).
In other softball action Thursday, Los Amigos defeated Bolsa Grande 12-0 and Kennedy beat Western 9-3.
On Friday, Garden Grove High’s baseball team locked up its second consecutive Garden Grove League baseball crown with a 9-6 win over third-place Rancho Alamitos.
In other Garden Grove League baseball play, La Quinta bombed Bolsa Grande 12-3.
In the Empire League, Pacifica suffered a setback in its bid for the title, losing 2-1 to Cypress and fell to 6-4 in the EL. The Mariners trail the Centurions by a single game going into the final week of the regular season.
Also in the Empire, Western was edged 2-1 by Tustin to fall to 10-15 overall, 2-10 in league.
Golden West League action saw Orange beat Ocean View 7-5 and Westminster fall to first place Loara 7-1. The Lions will nevertheless finish in third place and advance to the CIF playoffs.
Magnolia lost 16-5 to Katella in Orange League play. The Sentinels are in fifth place in the OL and have a 5-16 record overall.
Today (Monday) most local softball teams will be in action, with the key game being Garden Grove visiting Rancho Alamitos. The Argos and Vaqueros are tied for first with 6-0 records.
In other GGL softball action, Santiago will be at Los Amigos and Bolsa Grande at La Quinta. Golden West play will see Westminster at Loara and Orange at Ocean View.
Magnolia will visit Katella in an Orange League contest.