The Coast Union softball team continued its dominance of Coast Valley League (CVL) opponents Monday, April 27, with a 10-0 shutout of Valley Christian Academy at Coast Union.
After a 32-4 win over Maricopa on Tuesday, April 28, Coast Union leads the CVL with a 7-0 record; the team has accumulated a combined score in those six games of 127-4. Valley Christian was in second place at 5-2 after a rout of Cuyama Valley on Tuesday.
Ellie Magnuson allowed two hits and struck out six for Coast Union against Valley Christian on Friday; at the plate she had two hits in three at-bats. Patty Bucio went two for three and had a stolen base. Ani Corbet stole two bases, had two doubles and drove in two runs for Coast.
Maddie May doubled and drove in two runs and Reagan Kniffen, Janelle Bohey and Alyssa Drew all contributed singles. Remy Corbett stole three bases for Coast.
The defensive play of the day was made by right fielder Alyssa Drew. She chased down a high popup and made a sparkling catch in foul territory near the parking lot fence. Catcher Janelle Bohey was solid defensively, not allowing a passed ball in the game.
Coast Union followed that win up by traveling 130 miles to Maricopa High School and outscorin the Indians 32-4. Ani Corbet pitched the five-inning game and tripled; May went
5 for 5 with a home run and two doubles; Bucio homered; Kniffen had three singles; and Bohey doubled and singled for the Lady Broncos.
The next home game for the Lady Broncos is Friday May 8 against Shandon, a 3:30 start.
It was another close match in a season of tight matches, but Coast Union’s tennis team was on the short end of a 10-8 score in Paso Robles on Monday, April 27. As he has done consistently throughout the season, Junior Alexis Mirales won his singles matches.
Mirales has been top seed for the Broncos all season. The doubles teams have not had the same success, although they are “not being stomped on,” coach Shannon Jackson explained. “They play with their hearts out, going back and forth with deuce and fighting through tie-breakers.”
Because Jackson has a number of promising freshmen, he said, “We should expect a lot of success next season.”
The last home match for Coast tennis team is set for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, against Dunn School.