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City 3-A Softball : South Gate Wins Title in Game of Errors, 9-7

In a game of miscues, the South Gate High School girls’ softball team rallied for two runs in the top of the eighth inning Wednesday at South Gate Park, giving the Rams a 9-7 victory over Westchester and their second consecutive City 3-A title.

Westchester (15-6) arrived nearly 30 minutes late for the 2:45 p.m. start, and neither team ever got on track. The teams totaled 11 errors, six by South Gate--including five by shortstop Susie Anaya.

“I guess that’s what you have to expect after the delay,” South Gate Coach Margaret Galvan said. “It was a sloppy game. . . . I expected a low-scoring game.”

Isabel Garcia and Tracy Carnes opened the eighth with singles, Carnes scoring when Rosie Tinajero hit into a fielder’s choice. Natalie Devis, who went 2 for 3, later hit a sharp infield single that bounced off Westchester third baseman Tyra Miles’ glove, scoring Tinajero.

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South Gate (19-2) scored one unearned run in the first, second and fourth innings, then got two runs in the sixth on singles by Anaya and Janene Sampson.

Westchester, trailing by three runs going into the bottom of the seventh, got even with a combination of two hits and two Anaya errors.


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