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Charter Oak 14, Walnut 0 — Sereena Ortiz pitched a complete game, striking out four, and Molly Montell went 2 for 4 with four RBIs, a home run and two runs scored to lead the Chargers (13-7, 3-1) to the Hacienda League win. Charter Oak’s, Chloe Evans went 3 for 4 and Christine Pinela and Riley Barbata each went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.
San Gabriel Mission 9, Ramona Convent 6 — Angelique Ramos had three RBIs and a home run, Tori Royster went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI and Sarah Reyna had two RBIs for the Pioneers (11-7, 5-1) in a Horizon League victory.
St. Lucy’s 11, Los Osos 10 — The Regents scored nine runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the Baseline League victory against Los Osos. Dakota Casper was the winning pitcher, and went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and a homer, Taylor Rico-Pekerol had a double and two RBIs and Carly Pina had an RBI for St. Lucy’s (10-10, 1-3).
Ganesha 2, Bassett 0 — Robert Cazaves was the winning pitcher, striking out six, and had a double for the Giants (6-8, 3-6) in a Miramonte League win. Ganesha’s Taylor Wardsworth and Jonathan Marquez each had a single.
St. Paul teammates wait for Taylor Fogle (20) to touch home p[late after hitting a grand slam in the fifth inning of a prep softball game against Bishop Amat at Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente, Calif., Thursday, April 23, 2015. St. Paul won 6-4. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)
By Stephen Ramirez
LA PUENTE — St. Paul High School felt a little embarrassed after losing to rival Bishop Amat in late March.
Thursday the Swordsmen did something about it.
Taylor Fogle hit a fifth-inning grand slam and Niko Walker had three hits as St. Paul enacted some revenge with a 6-4 victory over the host Lancers in a key Del Rey League softball game.
Myranda Bueno and Alexis Bermudez also had two hits each for the Swordsmen, who improved 14-6 overall and 6-1 in league play. Sabrina Gonzalez had three hits and Julia Valenzuela hit a home run for Bishop Amat, which slipped to 13-6 and 6-1.
The two teams are tied for first and will likely settle the league title on May 11.
The big inning for St. Paul came in the fifth when it countered Valenzuela’s homer with a four-run inning. The Swordsmen loaded the bases on singles by Bermudez and Walker and a walk to Sydney Kriemann. Fogle then followed with her slam to right-center field for a 6-2 advantage.
St. Paul’s Taylor Fogle: “We wanted this win so bad. We knew we had to win to at least compete with them for (the league championship). We came out today with so much energy, like this was ours. It was an amazing feeling to hit my home run. Everyone did great. It was amazing.”
Bishop Amat’s Julia Valenzuela: “We just tried to put the ball in play. (Both teams) put up a good fight. But we’ll be ready next time and we’ll get them.”
Edgewood junior Idalis Jimenez matched a CIF-Southern Section record with four home runs in Wednesday’s 21-0 victory over Pomona, including two in the same inning in a mercy-shortened five inning game. Jimenez belted a two-run homer in the first, two three-run homers in the second inning, and a solo shot in the fourth to finish with nine RBIS. Only four other softball players in section history had ever hit four homers in a single game prior to Jimenez’s feat. The last to do it was Montclair Prep’s Tamra Freedman 21-years ago in 1994. None of Jimenez’s homers were inside-the-park jobs, she belted all of them over the fence.
CIF-SS RECORD FOR HOMERS IN A SINGLE GAME