HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP : Weil Loses Scoreless Streak but Ties Record for Career Victories
Kym Weil tied a Southern Section record Tuesday with her 81st career victory as the Hart High girls’ softball team coasted to a 9-2 Foothill League victory over visiting Schurr.
Weil (20-1 this season), a four-year starter, allowed her first run since April 3--a string of 80 scoreless innings and 11 shutouts--before Schurr scored two runs in the fourth inning.
By that time, Hart (21-2, 7-0 in league play) led, 3-0, and Weil was en route to pitching a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts.
Weil’s career record is 81-15. Tuesday’s victory tied Weil with De De Weinman, who had 81 wins for Gahr High from 1986-89.
Weil, who has 14 shutouts this season, has struck out 240 of the 523 batters she has faced.
In other games:
Burroughs 12, Burbank 4--Lalida Chiracheve was four for five with three runs batted in to lead visiting Burroughs (11-10, 5-2) to a Foothill League victory.
Michelle Vahoviak was three for three with three runs scored and had three RBIs for Burroughs.
Renata Vavrusa had two hits, drove in one run and scored one run for Burbank (3-4).
Newbury Park 4, Camarillo 1--Senior right-hander Lea Lopez (15-5) threw a three-hitter, struck out seven and walked one to lead Newbury Park (18-7, 10-1) as the Panthers clinched the Marmonte League title.
Royal 3, Thousand Oaks 1--In addition to holding the Lancers to three hits, Cathy Grage had two of Royal’s four hits in a Marmonte League game at Thousand Oaks.
Hoover 12, Muir 1--Freshman Nancy Evans limited Muir to two hits and drove in three runs in a Pacific League game at Hoover.
Agoura 9, Santa Clara 0--Melissa Thatcher (15-5) pitched a one-hitter and had three hits and three RBIs in a Frontier League game at Santa Clara.
Oak Park 41, Bishop Diego 3--Oak Park scored 22 runs in the first inning on six hits, three errors and 18 walks in a Tri-Valley League game at Bishop Diego that was called after five innings because of the 10-run rule.
Cristen Castner and Wendy Wootton each hit grand slams in the first for Oak Park (15-5, 7-3).
Saugus 4, Antelope Valley 3--Sophomore Kerry Coudry (12-9) scattered for hits, struck out 10 and walked one to lead visiting Saugus to a Golden League victory.
Brandy Rico had two hits and two RBIs and Coudry was three for three with one RBI to lead Saugus.
Sylmar 9, Van Nuys 8--Missy Herrera was two for four, including a two-run home run, as host Sylmar clinched the Mid-Valley League title.
Poly 9, Monroe 2--Jodi Soto pitched a five-hitter with five strikeouts and also hit a bases-loaded triple to highlight an eight-run second inning for Poly in an East Valley League game at Monroe.
Poly’s Angel Fontenot added a two-run double in the second inning for Poly (12-5, 5-4).
San Fernando 5, Granada Hills 3--Gloria Sanchez had two hits, including a triple, and two RBIs to lead visiting San Fernando (12-6, 5-4) in a Northwest Valley Conference game.
Denise Mendoza, Edna Salandez and Bernie Samoniega each had two hits for the Tigers.
El Camino Real 17, Canoga Park 0--Cathy Balint had a double, two triples and a home run for visiting El Camino Real (18-2, 9-0) in a West Valley League game.
Chrissy Peck (18-2) threw a one-hitter and struck out 16.
Kennedy 6, Cleveland 4--Kennedy scored four runs in the first inning and didn’t look back as the visiting Golden Cougars won a North Valley League game.