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Varsity, JV Softball Girls Notch Win Over Riverbank
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Looking to lay down the bunt, Emily Vickers offers at the pitch during a Trans-Valley League contest on the home field, hosting Riverbank. Marg Jackson/The Times

It was the only game of the week, and both the varsity and JV softball girls made the most of the opportunity, getting a Trans-Valley League win.

The varsity defeated Riverbank by a 6-2 final while the JV girls put a 17-7 win on the books.

In the varsity contest, Brooke Davis got the start and went the distance, getting the win.

“She had 11 strikeouts and allowed only one unearned run,” said coach Jeff Borden. “Unfortunately, we committed three errors behind her.”

Offensively, the Lady Cougars did enough to put the runs they needed on the board.

“Grace Spurgeon led the offense with two hits and four RBIs,” Borden said. “Faye Hernandez had three hits and two RBIs.”

Also contributing were Shelby Wilder, with a pair of hits and a run driven in; Tulsa Carnes with two hits.

“Tulsa is hitting .500 in league play,” added Borden. “Brooke Davis and Soleil Gouzenne each also contributed a hit.”

The girls were slated to be at Ripon on April 12 to close out the first half of league play and then host Livingston on Thursday, April 14 to open up the second round.

For the JV girls, Claire Barkus got the win on the mound, pitching the entire game, striking out seven. Offensively, she also had d double

“Bella Silveira caught an amazing game, she also had one triple and one double,” said head coach Amanda Vanderwall. “Aileen Aguirre played second; she caught a tricky infield fly and had two throw outs at first.”

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Head coach for the JV girls, Amanda Vanderwall, at left, goes over some instruction between innings in the contest with Riverbank on Thursday, April 7. Marg Jackson/The Times