Chino Hills beat St. Lucy’s 7-3 in Friday’s big showdown that could have given St. Lucy’s at least a share of the Sierra League title. The Regents had been on a role behind senior pitcher Danielle O’Toole, who is headed to San Diego State, but O’Toole didn’t start. She came in during the fourth inning with the Regents already trailing 7-2. The Inland Insider, Tom Kiss, is at the game and will have postgame highlights and interviews. Should be interesting to hear the thought process on why you wouldn’t start the area’s best pitcher in the biggest game of the year.
REACTION ON O’TOOLE ….
“In a game like this when you’re trying to win a league championship, I was very surprised they didn’t start (O’Toole),” Chino Hills coach Mike Southworth said. “We’ve hit her in the past, but things can change. For her not to start, there must have been a major reason.”
“We were hoping that we would catch them off balance with our decision to change up the pitchers,” St. Lucy’s coach Ryan Nuveman said. “But they got some timely hits and we made a couple mistakes (in the third inning).”