Santa Ana Takes Two From Citrus in Softball

Santa Ana College’s softball team (9-0) won the Citrus College Invitational tournament for the second straight season with a 13-2 victory against Citrus (3-4) in Saturday’s final game.

The Dons beat Citrus, 7-3, in Saturday’s semifinal before meeting again in the final, which was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

Chris Makimoto (4-0) was the winning pitcher in the semifinal, and Lani Silva (5-0), named the tournament’s most valuable player, pitched the Dons to the championship victory. Silva also had five hits in six at-bats and four RBIs Saturday. Santa Ana shortstop Sam Arledge, who was 4 for 6 with three RBIs Saturday, was named the tournament’s outstanding hitter.

In Fullerton Tournament action:

Fullerton 8, Palomar 0--Sophomore pitcher Stephanie Fresquez’s no-hitter led the Hornets to a win in the Fullerton College Tournament.

Fresquez, a right-hander, had a perfect game going into the seventh inning, but she walked the leadoff hitter. It was the second consecutive no-hit game for Fresquez.


Leslie Churan went 2 for 2, including a three-run double in the sixth inning for the Hornets (4-0).

El Camino 3, Orange Coast 0--Pitcher Patty Boznick’s squeeze bunt scored Tish Neff for what turned out to be the only run the Warriors would need in the consolation game. The Warriors scored all three runs in the first inning.