FSHA cruises to first round

Flintridge Sacred Heart beat Arroyo Grande today at the Glendale Sports Complex, 6-0, in the wild card round to advance to the first round of the CIF-SS Div. III playoffs.

Jessica Ferri put a little extra oomph on the ball, striking out 15 in seven innings.

“This was our second time in the playoffs, the last game we lost in the first round, so we've definitely come farther than any other team [in FSHA softball history]. It's something to be proud of and we want to keep doing what we're doing.”

Meghan Luera was 2-for-3 with the game's two biggest hits: a run-scoring single in the first inning and a two-RBI double in the fourth.

The Tologs excercised a great deal of offense, scoring six runs and batting around in the bottom of the third inning.

Unfortunately, though, they're out of the frying pan and into the fire.

The Tologs faced No. 2 seed Oaks Christian at Oaks Christian on Thursday as their first round opponent.

The Tologs stayed aggressive on the base paths, but made three outs in the process.

“This is a young and inexperienced team,” Tologs Coach Kirk Nishiyama said, “in a 6-0 game it's OK to make those mistakes.”

Coach Kirk Nishiyama promised that was something they would work on.

In addition, they worked on shortening their swings in anticipation of the stronger pitching they faced against Oaks Christian.

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