The good news for the Lady Broncos on Friday, April 4, is that, although they didn’t beat Orcutt Academy, they didn’t lose either. The teams went a tense 10 innings with each team scoring in the 10th to seal a tie.
The additional good news for Coast Union was that Orcutt Academy is not in the Coast Valley League, so the tie doesn’t hurt the Lady Broncos, who remain on top in the league with a 3-0 record.
A key hit for Coast Union was struck by sophomore Ashley Martinez, who doubled home sophomore Maddie May in the bottom of the ninth to keep Coast’s hopes alive. In fact Martinez went three for five and sophomore Bailey Clarke drove in two runs with a pair of hits in four plate appearances.
On Tuesday, April 8, the Lady Broncos shut out Cuyama Valley 18-0. Ellie Magnuson struck out 13 and had two hits, Patty Bucio was three-for-three with four RBI and Martinez drove in two runs with a double.
The next home game is against Alpaugh High School at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 11.
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