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HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP : Griffin Just Misses Gem on an Infield Hit in Simi Valley’s 3-1 Victory

Sara Griffin of Simi Valley High flirted with her third no-hitter of the season Friday, but saw it slip away on a ball that never left the infield in a first-round game of the Southern Section Division I softball playoffs.

Griffin, a senior right-hander headed for Michigan, lost her no-hit bid when Warren’s Tamara Haack slapped an infield single with one out in the seventh inning.

Griffin (21-1) finished with a one-hitter in a 3-1 victory and the Pioneers (24-2) advanced to a second-round date Tuesday with Lompoc, which beat Rio Mesa.

DIVISION II

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Saugus 4, Hoover 0--The Centurions (25-2-1) scored four runs on two wild pitches and two passed balls. Jamie Gillies (21-2-1) pitched her third one-hitter.

Crescenta Valley 2, West Covina 1--Jessica Hay’s sacrifice fly drove in the winning run for the Falcons (21-4), who got a two-hitter from Kim Scott.

DIVISION III

Alemany 1, Highland 0--Jamie Moore singled home Esmeralda Macias in the first inning and Sophie Contrerez (21-2) held Highland to two hits.

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DIVISION IV

Bell Jeff 4, Temple City 0--Carrie Breedlove (13-4) struck out 13 as Bell Jeff won at Olive Park. Bell Jeff (16-4) broke open the game when Amy Huett singled home two runs during a three-run sixth.

DIVISION V

Moorpark 7, Fillmore 1--Cher Tinnerello had two hits, including her first homer for the Musketeers. Mindy Penrod (15-4) threw a two-hitter for Moorpark (18-5).

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Bishop 3, Village Christian 2--Trisha Johnson’s triple in the fifth drove in the winning run for the Broncos (16-6).

Oak Park 3, Ramona Convent 0--Kaylene Boldruff pitched a two-hitter for the Eagles.

Montclair Prep 15, Immaculate Heart 5--Stephanie Aron had three hits, knocked in three runs and scored three for Montclair Prep (18-3).


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