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Pitching Performance Paces Lady Cougars In Win
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Just one game was on the schedule for Escalon in softball this week, as the varsity girls traveled to Modesto Christian on April 9. They made the short trip worthwhile, coming home with a 4-2 victory to even their Trans-Valley League record at 3-3.

“We got two runs in the first, two in the third, Modesto Christian got one in the sixth and one in the seventh,” said coach Art Brooks.

Ashley Schuurman was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a stolen base and two RBIs, her double in the third inning scoring Haley Yandell and Lexi Prim. Adalia Cajias had a hit, driving in a pair of runs, with Schuurman and Anastasia Rodriguez crossing the plate in the first inning off the Cajias hit.

“Honda Hernandez also had a hit, but other runners got on with walks and being hit by a pitch,” said Brooks.

The Modesto Christian runs each came on solo homers, and were two of the three hits allowed by pitcher Marissa Dominguez, who threw a sensational game.

“She just did a fantastic job on the mound,” said Brooks. “She had 14 strikeouts, five walks and three hits, she was a one horse show and she’s been on more than she’s been off this year.”

The solo home run in the seventh came with two outs, cutting the lead to 4-2.

“It got pretty exciting,” Brooks admitted. “The last out was two feet off the fence, Haley Yandell caught it in right field.”

The girls were scheduled to host Riverbank on Tuesday, April 16 after the Times went to press and go to Ripon for a Thursday, April 18 contest.

The JV team did not have a game this week, as MC doesn’t field a junior varsity squad.