Southern Section Softball : La Quinta Beats Estancia
Chemaine Ramirez pitched a two-hitter and had 13 strikeouts to lead La Quinta High School to a 1-0 victory over Estancia Wednesday in a Southern Section 3-A wild-card softball game at La Quinta. Ramirez is 8-5.
The Aztecs (13-15) scored in the third inning. Kara Hendrickson walked, was sacrificed to second and went to third on a passed ball. Amy Weaver hit into a fielder’s choice and Hendrickson escaped a rundown to score.
La Quinta plays at Valencia Friday in the first round. Estancia finishes the season 9-9.
In another 3-A wild-card game:
Covina 2, Brea-Olinda 1--The loss eliminates the Wildcats (9-12-1), who were third in the Orange League. Covina (19-4) plays at Charter Oak in the first round Friday.