The Coast Union softball team defeated Coast Valley League opponent Coastal Christian Friday, May 1, then split a doubleheader with nonleague foe Orcutt Academy the following day.
The Lady Broncos won 17-3 on Friday, with Ellie Magnuson holding Coastal Christian to six hits (three earned runs) while striking out nine. At the plate she tripled, singled and drove in a run.
Third baseman Patty Bucio tripled and drove in four runs for Coast. Remy Corbett stole three bases and scored three runs.
Ani Corbet, Janelle Bohey and Morgan Clarke each singled and drove in a pair of runs in Friday’s game.
On Saturday, Ani Corbet pitched the first game of the twin bill; she struck out four, allowing nine hits and five earned runs in picking up a 7-6 victory. Reagan Kniffen, Ashley Martinez, Zoe Markham, Bohey, Bucio and Remy Corbet made outstanding defensive plays behind her.
The second game went to Orcutt 3-1, with Ani Corbet scoring the only run for Coast Union (on a steal of home). Magnuson pitched, and while the offense was ineffective in the second game, the play on defense was sharp. Ani Corbet made outstanding plays at shortstop, Sophie Alexander turned a double play on a fly ball and pickoff of a runner at first base, and Maddie May, Kniffen and Meg Stern all turned in quality defensive plays.
The next home game for the Lady Broncos is Friday, May 8, against Shandon, a 3:30 p.m. start time.