Buoyed by effective starting pitching, Marina High’s softball team opened its season with a pair of victories in the Savanna Showcase on Saturday.
Senior Julia Carreon scattered two hits in a 4-1 win over Sonora to begin the day.
Junior second baseman Nicole Logrecco had three hits and two RBIs in the contest. Freshman Taylor Lane went two-for-three and knocked in a run.
The Vikings (2-0) followed by defeating Godinez 4-1. Sophomore pitcher Emily Rush allowed two hits and struck out three. She added two hits and plated two runs as a hitter.
Sophomore outfielder Paige Shafer went three-for-four. She also scored twice.
Costa Mesa 6, Anaheim 5: Haley Wolf struck out eight over seven innings to pick up the win, as the Mustangs beat the host Colonists in the Savanna Showcase on Saturday.
Catcher Haley Sheffner, center-fielder Katie Belmontes, and Wolf each had two hits in the contest. Wolf had a triple and three RBIs.
Costa Mesa 12, Buena Park 6: Senior Brandy Rodriguez had a home run, a double and four RBI to lead the Mustangs (2-0) to their second win in the Savanna Showcase.
Melizza Hernandez had a triple. Belmontes had a double and two RBI, and Sheffner drove in a run with a double.
Alexis Litvak threw four innings to record a complete game.
Costa Mesa will host Whittier Christian and Katella in the Savanna Showcase next Saturday.
Ocean View 11, Downey Calvary Chapel 7: The Seahawks won their opening game of the Savanna Showcase, with freshman left-fielder Ari Hencke reaching base in every plate appearance.
San Juan Hills 5, Ocean View 3: The Stallions clipped the Seahawks (1-1) in the teams’ second game of the Savanna Showcase.
Whittier Christian 8, Newport Harbor 0: The Sailors were unable to push a run across in either of their Savanna Showcase games on Saturday.
La Quinta 12, Newport Harbor 0: The Sailors dropped to 0-2 with the loss.
Sage Hill 12, Saddleback Valley Christian 1: Senior Justin Camp had three hits, including a pair of doubles, to lead the Lightning in Saturday’s nonleague win.
Junior Trevor Klein had two hits and three RBIs. Junior Conner Hatz and sophomores Ryan Chambliss and Dylan McCarthy also had two hits apiece.
Junior starter Ashwin Chona picked up the win for Sage Hill (1-0).
Capistrano Valley 7-1, Edison 0-8: The host Chargers split a nonleague doubleheader with Capistrano Valley on Saturday.
The Cougars shut out Edison (1-1) in the first game.
In Game 2, Carson Letterman had a pair of doubles and two runs scored. Chase Hanson also had two hits, including a triple with two RBIs.
Estancia 3-3, Rancho Alamitos 2-4: The host Eagles split a pair of extra-inning games against the Vaqueros in nonleague action on Saturday. Both games were decided in nine innings.
Aliso Niguel 10-8, Newport Harbor 1-5: The visiting Wolverines took both ends of Saturday’s nonleague doubleheader from the Sailors (0-2).
Clay Liolios had a bases-clearing double as part of a four-RBI performance in the second game. James Ferrell went two-for-four with a double.
San Jose Bellarmine College Prep 2-6, Huntington Beach 1-3: The Oilers were swept by the host Bells in Saturday’s nonleague doubleheader.
Huntington Beach’s Chloe Belman placed eighth in the CIF State Girls’ Wrestling Championships at Visalia Convention Center on Saturday.
The senior 143-pounder went 3-3 in the tournament, collecting two pins and a decision.
Servite 3, Edison 2: Junior outside hitter James Carpenter had 15 kills, but it was not enough to stop visiting Servite from rallying for a 25-23, 22-25, 22-25, 25-22, 17-15 nonleague victory on Saturday.
Junior libero Cole Power added 24 digs for the Chargers (0-1).