The Atascadero High softball team continued its run of success through the Lady Driller Tournament in Bakersfield on Saturday, going 1-1 on the day, losing to Ridgeview 6-2 in the semifinals.
In their first game, the Greyhounds (7-1) defeated Mira Monte 13-0 in five innings to earn a spot in the semis. Reigning Tribune County Player of the Year Jill Johnson earned the win, striking out seven in four innings.
Ashlee Reusche, who was 2 for 4 with three RBI, and Jessie Hufstetler, who was 2 for 4 with two RBI, hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning to fuel Atascadero’s offensive attack.
In the semifinals, the Greyhounds found themselves behind for the first time in the three-day tournament. Johnson gave up six runs on six hits in the loss. Brigit Godfrey was 2 for 3, and Hufstetler had an RBI, bringing her total to 22 in eight games.
Prior to the Ridgeview game, Atascadero had yet to give up more than one run in a game, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 58-2.
“The competition is extraordinary over there,” Atascadero coach Kara Ferrell said. “It’s good for the girls to experience playing at a higher level. If they can take away that level of play that they played at this weekend and carry that through league, they will be tough to beat.”
Royal 4, Arroyo Grande 0; Dos Pueblos 1, Arroyo Grande 0
The Eagles (5-2) lost both games in the Simi Valley Tournament.
In the first game, Arroyo Grande’s Sydney Gouveia tossed a complete game, striking out 11 and giving up four hits. Gouveia was one of only three Eagles to get a hit off Royal pitcher Nancy Bowling, who has verbally committed to play at Arizona.
In game two, Jill Compton struck out 14 and gave up four hits, but Arroyo Grande couldn’t find the offense to win. Ramie Caftilleja was the top hitter for the Eagles, going 2 for 2 with a double.
Burroughs 4, Paso Robles 1; Oak Park 5, Paso Robles 0
The Bearcats (3-3) also lost both games at the Simi Valley Tournament.
Jenna Wookey struck out four in her complete-game loss to Burroughs. She was also 1 for 3 with a triple, Amanda Searcy was 1 for 3 with a double and Carly McCall was 1 for 2 with an RBI.
In their second game, Megan Clarke gave up five runs on six hits in two innings, picking up the loss. Wookey entered in relief and gave up one hit the rest of the way, but it wasn’t enough as Paso Robles failed to score.
Morro Bay 20, Bishop Diego 1; Morro Bay 13, Santa Barbara 0
In the Santa Ynez Tournament, Pirates (3-3) pitchers allowed four combined hits in the two games.
Marissa Tabares pitched game one against Bishop Diego and went the distance allowing one run and two hits.
Allison Lamb was 4 for 4 with a home run and six RBI.
Jessica Wagner threw a shutout against Santa Barbara, allowing two hits. Jasmine Singh was 3 for 4 with a double and triple for Morro Bay.
TRACK AND FIELD
Clovis East Relays
Abrianna Torres secured the only win for San Luis Obispo’s girls.
Torres won the girls long jump with a mark of 18 feet, 21⁄4 inches. She also placed second in the 300-meter hurdles at 45.43 seconds and was third in the 100 hurdles at 15.15 seconds.
Elena Clarke claimed second place in the pole vault with a mark of 11-3. Jessica Belingheri took third in the triple jump (32-111⁄2).
The best boys finish was by Nick Peaford, who finished fifth in the discus at 131-3.
San Luis Obispo Tournament
The host Tigers placed fourth in the top bracket after falling to eventual champion Camarillo 25-18 and Trabuco Hills 25-17 in the consolation round.
To reach the playoffs, San Luis Obispo beat Arroyo Grande (25-21, 25-18), Rio Mesa (25-16, 25-6) and St. Margaret’s (26-24, 23-25, 15-9). The Tigers were the top seed in the playoffs and beat El Toro 25-20 in the first round.
Sam Duval, who was named to the all-tournament team, had 29 kills, not including the playoff games, Keilan Meertens collected 65 assists and Vance Cramer had 24 digs.
Morro Bay, the number eight seed, placed second in the bronze division, losing to Logan 25-18 in the division championship. To get there, the Pirates beat Paso Robles 25-16 and Nordhoff 25-23. Edward Griley led the Pirates with 20 kills, and Carson Szarek had 30 assists.
Arroyo Grande beat St. Margaret’s (25-20, 23-25, 15-13) and Rio Mesa (25-19, 27-25) to get into the playoffs. They lost in the first round to Trabuco Hills 25-23.
Mission Prep lost its three matches to Madera (25-14, 25-13), Pioneer Valley (25-17, 25-18) and Morro Bay (25-23).
Paso Robles was also winless, losing to Logan (25-15, 25-8), Righetti (25-6, 25-11), Nipomo (26-27, 25-19, 15-8) and Nordhoff (25-15).