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Guy Starts Slowly but Finishes Well for El Toro

El Toro, ranked 10th in Orange County, rallied to beat Cerritos, 6-1, in pool play in the Woodbridge Easter Classic softball tournament Saturday at Harvard Park in Irvine.

It was one of four games completed before rain washed out the remaining 20.

The tournament will resume at 9 a.m. Friday at Harvard Park.

Suzanne Guy cruised after giving up a leadoff home run, allowing three more hits for El Toro (12-6). Guy, who improved to 6-3, had nine strikeouts and gave up one walk. Susan Churchwell had a triple and two runs batted in for the Chargers.

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It was the third consecutive strong performance for El Toro.

The Chargers were ranked fifth in Orange County, but lost consecutive games to sixth-ranked Marina and eighth-ranked La Habra.

Since then, El Toro has beaten fifth-ranked Irvine and Cerritos, a semifinalist last year in the Southern Section Division II playoffs.

In between, El Toro lost in 10 innings to fourth-ranked Woodbridge, 1-0.

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In other Woodbridge tournament games:

No. 3 Pacifica 11, Bellflower 0 (5, mercy)--Amanda Freed pitched her fifth no-hitter of the season for the Mariners (13-2). Catcher Toria Auelua doubled twice and had three RBIs and Freed tripled. Shawna Goessling singled, doubled and drove in two runs for Pacifica.

No. 7 Santa Margarita 2, Long Beach Millikan 0--The Eagles (12-1) scored both runs in the fourth inning when Katie Fenell singled to score Karlie Reiss and Krystal Fonte hit a home run.


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