SOFTBALL : Pitcher Mead Works Overtime for Runner-Up Moorpark

Karen Mead got quite a workout in pitching Moorpark College to a second-place finish at the College of Sequoias softball tournament in Visalia this week.

The sophomore pitched all eight games in the three-day tournament and won six. Among the wins was a 2-0 no-hitter against Cypress College and a one-hitter against Bakersfield.

Mead, who was selected to the all-tournament team, is 22-10 this season with 14 shutouts and four no-hitters.

Teammates Peggy Liebel and Malia Ouzts also made the all-tournament team. Liebel hit .357 (10 for 28), and Ouzts was 11 for 26 (.423).

The Raiders (22-11, 7-1 in the Western State Conference) lead Pierce College by two games with four remaining.

Stingy host: Cal State Northridge dominated its softball tournament last weekend as the Lady Matadors won all eight of their games and outscored opponents, 54-3.

Freshman Debbie Dickman (13-3) shut out Cal State Bakersfield, 8-0, in the final and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Pitcher.

The Lady Matadors (38-5) have won 25 straight games.

Kelly Winn and Beth Onestinghel were named Co-Most Valuable Players of the tournament and Lori Shelly was named Most Outstanding Defensive Player. Pitcher Lisa Martin, Barbara Flynn, Priscilla Rouse and Barbara Jordan also were selected to the all-tournament team.

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