Zoe Casas of Aquinas High School broke the CIF State softball record for career hits in the CIF Southern Section first round playoff victory over Palm Desert, 10-0.
Casas entered the game already tied for the CIF State record, with 244 hits, but after going 3-for-4 at the plate, she stands alone with 247 career hits.
Aquinas softball coach Chris Ybarra, who has been her coach for all four years in high school, stated that it is a joy to watch her whether it is during practice or a game.
“Her work ethic is second to none,” Ybarra said. “I may never have someone like that again.”
Ybarra stated that because it was a playoff game, the team acknowledged the efforts of Casas after the game.
“After the game we handed her the game ball with the ball she broke the record with,” he stated.
Casas, who is a Florida State commit, also had two singles, a double and a run batted in during the playoff victory while pitcher Allie Hotetz had a complete game 3-hitter with nine strikeouts.