Staff Photo by Leo Jarzomb
By Steve Ramirez, SGVN
SANTA FE SPRINGS – Bishop Amat High School has been the Del Rey League’s dominant softball team the past two years.
The Lancers showed that prowess Tuesday.
Alexis Gonzalez went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs and Sabrina Anguiano was solid in the circle and Bishop Amat closed in on its second consecutive league title with a 6-0 victory over rival St. Paul at Little Lake Park.
Amanda Sanchez also had two hits and scored two runs for the Lancers, who improved to 17-4 overall and 8-0 in the Del Rey League. Amat, which had 13 hits, stretched its lead over the second-place Swordsmen to three games with four games left.
Cassie Padilla, Miranda Larios and Kristina Villalobos also had two hits each for the Lancers.
Justine Andrade had two hits for St. Paul, which slipped to 13-11 and 6-3.
Anguiano carried a perfect game into the fifth before finishing with a four-hittier with two strike outs. It was her sixth shutout in league play.
Gonzalez had a RBI single in the first and a two-run home run in the third.
Bishop Amat coach Jesse Mendez: “With our pitching and our defense the way it is, we just have to trust our bats. Today the girls came to play. We didn’t have any errors, Sabrina pitched and we hit the ball. They always come to play.”
St. Paul coach Roberta Argott: Once the game got a little bit longer and we got our second time around seeing (Anguiano), we got used to her. We started getting some hits and we got some good hits. But again, she came back and produced when she needed to. We got caught on her heals, so to speak, of not being ready at the right moment to come through and get back into the game. We just missed it.”