Marissa Tabares gave up one run on five hits in the complete-game victory for the Morro Bay High softball team, which defeated Marlborough 7-1 on the road in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 playoffs Thursday.
The Pirates (13-8) got the offense going early when Jordan Martinez connected on a three-run home run in the top of the first. Morro Bay led 7-0 before Marlborough scored on a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh.
Kylie Gacad had four hits and a run scored, Jasmine Singh had an RBI-double and every Morro Bay starter had at least one hit.
The Pirates will play Savanna or Monrovia in Tuesday’s next round.
Amino Leadership Academy 5, Coast Union 2
Remy Corbet gave up five runs on five hits, striking out two and walking three in the complete-game loss for the Broncos (12-7) in the first round of the Division 7 playoffs.
Morgan May had a sacrifice fly in the second inning, and Sage Radecki had one in the sixth, driving in all of Coast Union’s run.
Nikki Ortiz had a triple for the Broncos.
Archer 16, North County Christian 2
Cheyenne Ricks had two hits, two stolen bases and one run, and Brianna Feld had two RBI, but the Crusaders (13-3) fell in the first round of the Division 7 playoffs.
Kylie Bergquist, who was the pitcher of record in every North County Christian game this season, took the loss for the Crusaders.
Palos Verdes 7, Arroyo Grande 2
Garrett Ball had an RBI double and a run scored in the top of the sixth inning, cutting the lead to 3-2, but Palos Verdes struck for four runs in the bottom of the sixth to knock the Eagles (15-12) out of the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs.
Mark Moreno was 2 for 3 with a double, and Chris Davidson had an RBI single for Arroyo Grande.
Pacifica Christian 7, North County Christian 0
Daniel Katches had an infield single in the top of the first, representing the only hit for the Crusaders (11-6) as they were eliminated in the first round of the Division 7 playoffs.
North County Christian threatened in the first but stranded runners at second and third.