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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.


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