Softball: Ariel Whiteman’s walk off beats St. Paul

Above: Ariel Whiteman struck out 13 and hit the game-winning home run to
lead Bishop Amat over rival St. Paul on Thursday.

Ariel Whiteman did it all in leading Bishop Amat to a 2-1 victory over rival St. Paul in 10 innings on Thursday.
The senior was dominant in the circle, giving up just two hits and striking out 13. She also had the game-winning hit, a two-out bomb to left field to give Amat an important vicory in the Del Rey League. The Lancers are now 11-10 and 1-2 in league play. St. Paul slipped to 9-10, 1-2.
Ariel Whiteman: “I got it all the way to the full count and that pitch was right there. That was my pitch. I’ve been waiting for it all day long.”
Bishop Amat coach Jesse Mendez: “This was a big win for us today. We had to have it. (Both teams) came to play today. St. Paul is a good team, and Ariel did an awesome job today. We’re just working hard. We lost a tough one to (Bishop) Montgomery, which was the same type of game. But these girls are ready to make a run.”
St. Paul coach Craig Worthington: “This was a great game to be in. Both teams battled and it just came down to execution.”

Other scores:
Miramonte League

Los Altos 9, Charter Oak 2
Wilson 7, Diamond Ranch 5
Montview League
Azusa 7, Workman 3
Sierra League
Glendora 8, St. Lucy’s 0
Christian League

Western Christian 17, Loma Linda 4
Montview League
Gladstone 11, Duarte 4
La Puente 12, Workman 0
Sierra League
Damien 6, Glendora 3
Diamond Bar 9, Ayala 3

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