SANTA CLARITA — The Antelope Valley College softball team clinched the Western State Conference title with a 1-0, eight-inning victory over rival College of the Canyons on Tuesday.
“It was an exciting win, which is good for us playing these types of games before playoffs,” AVC coach Cindy Vargas said.
Camrynn Stanbro hit a double in the top of the eighth and was replaced by pinch runner Ariana Gonzales, who went to third on Maritza Arroyo’s sacrifice bunt. Then, Rosie Marquez sent a pitch past a diving shortstop to bring home Gonzales for the lone run.
“They came through in the end with a clutch hit, clutch bunt and another clutch hit,” Vargas said.
Pitcher Briana Garrett closed out the game to seal the win for the Marauders (29-7, 12-0 WSC), who also won their 19th straight game. Garrett allowed six hits and struck out 10 batters in eight innings.
“She pitched another gem,” said Vargas, who lamented she was running out of adjectives to describe Garrett. “Dominating is, I guess, another adjective to describe her. She’s been on fire.”
Stanbro finished the game 2-for-3, while Alyssa Tami had a hit and stole two bases.
The Marauders return home to face Glendale at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Knight 18, Eastside 0
LANCASTER — The Knight boys tennis team did not lose a set on Tuesday in an 18-0 Golden League win over short-handed Eastside at Antelope Valley High School.
Knight No. 1 singles player Emmanuel Reynoso and No. 2 singles player Alexis Villa both swept their three sets 6-0, 6-0, 6-0.
Knight No. 3 singles player Antony Sedano won hits three sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-0.
The Knight No. 1 doubles team of Daniel Carillo and Emilano Alonso won their three sets 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 and the No. 2 team of Edwin Quintanilla and Edwin Rodriguez swept their sets 6-0, 6-0, 6-0.
The Knight No. 3 team of Miguel Cedomio and Axel Galaz/Michael Vasquez had the closest set of the match, finishing 6-0, 7-6 (7-1), 6-0.