Game Goes 24 Innings for Nothing

Simi Valley High's Sara Griffin pitched a five-hitter and struck out 28 against Thousand Oaks on Thursday, but settled for a tie when the Marmonte League softball game was called after 24 scoreless innings.

The strikeout total of Griffin (15-1-1) ranked fourth on the section's all-time single-game list. And the game tied the section's fourth longest.

Jessica Davenport (4-1-1) struck out 19 and walked 12--nine intentionally--for Thousand Oaks.

Simi Valley (20-1-1, 10-1-1 in league play), the top-ranked team in Division I, had the bases loaded in the first, eighth and 15th.

Thousand Oaks (12-10-1, 5-7-1) had a runner at third with two out in the third, a runner at third with one out in the eighth, and the bases loaded with two out in the 20th.

The game at Rancho Simi Valley Park could be continued later if it affects the Southern Section Division I playoff seedings.

Griffin tied Dena Mullins of La Mirada, who struck out 28 against Placentia Valencia in 1988. Burroughs beat Huntington Beach Edison, 1-0, in a 24-inning game the same year.

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