LANCASTER — The Lancaster softball team beat Knight for the first time in several years in a 6-3 Golden League victory at Lancaster High on Tuesday.

Alyssa McIntosh threw a complete game for the Eagles (4-2, 2-0), giving up six hits and no walks, striking out four.

“She came up big for us today,” Lancaster coach Erick Price said. “It was just a team effort today.”

McIntosh also started an inning-ending double play in the top of the fifth, with Lancaster leading 4-3. Knight had the bases loaded with one out, but the Eagles were able to escape the threat.

Ase Espana went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Eagles and Miranda Rodriguez hit a two-run double.

“They’ve been a tough team to beat and they didn’t make it any easier today,” Price said. “I’m just really proud of the girls. We have a young team. It feels good to get that win.”

Lancaster will play at Knight on Thursday.


Rosamond 23, 

Frazier Mountain 2 (5)

ROSAMOND — The Rosamond baseball team opened High Desert League play with a 23-2, five-inning victory over Frazier Mountain on Tuesday.

The Roadrunners (4-4, 1-0 HDL) broke open the game with an 11-run third inning.

Moises Gonzalez had three hits, including a home run, and four RBIs for Rosamond, while Tyler Gibson picked up three hits with two RBIs, Richard Rivas recorded two doubles and two RBIs and Alex Rivas contributed two hits and two RBIs.

Rosamond pitcher Angel Castanon struck out seven batters in three innings and also hit a three-run home run.

The Roadrunners play at Bishop on Friday.

College Softball

UAV 4, Saint Katherine 1

UAV 12, Saint Katherine 6

PALMDALE — The University of Antelope Valley softball team swept a doubleheader against Saint Katherine, 4-1 and 12-6, at the Best of the West Softball Complex on Tuesday.

In the first game, junior pitcher Ashley Adkins allowed one run on two hits and one walk with three strikeouts in seven innings to earn the win for the Pioneers (6-3).

Senior catcher Alyssa Benally went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs, while junior catcher Amber Adkins and sophomore third baseman Rosie Aguirre each picked up a hit and an RBI.

In the second game, freshman starter Mackenzie Potter, a Quartz Hill grad, earned her first victory of the season, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk with two strikeouts in 5.1 innings. Ashley Adkins closed out the game, allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits and one walk with one strikeout in 1.2 innings.

Ashley also recorded three hits with two RBIs and a run, while senior shortstop Kathy Perscheid and senior center fielder Erika Romero each went 2-for-4. Aguirre was 1-for-4 with three RBIs and a run and sophomore designated hitter Cheyla-ann Valdez-asato went 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

UAV will play Arizona Christian at the Best of the West Softball Complex in a non-conference doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Women’s Tennis

Bakersfield 9, AVC 0

LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley College women’s tennis team lost to Bakersfield 9-0 in a Western State Conference match on Tuesday.

Viktoriia Belonogova lost 6-0, 6-1 for the Marauders, while Erica Garcia fell 6-0, 6-0, Becca Jaimes lost 6-2, 6-3, Mary Flint-Herrera lost 6-0, 6-0, Natalie Pinzon dropped her match 6-1, 6-0, and Marbella Rubio fell 6-1, 6-2.

In doubles, Belonogova and Flint-Herrera lost 8-3, Garcia and Jaimes fell 8-4 and Rubio and Pinzon dropped their match 8-0.

AVC will play at Victory Valley at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

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