May 28, 2013 > Lady Colts move on to semifinals
Lady Colts move on to semifinals
By Biff Jones
Last Friday, May 24 James Logan High School hosted Monte Vista High School of Dublin in the quarterfinals of the 2013 NCS (North Coast Section) softball playoffs. Logan was the No. 3 seed and MV the No. 6 seed. Colts are coached by Teri Johnson and assisted by Wendell Jones and Fernando Sanchez.
Logan opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning when senior second baseman Clarissa Blaquera hit a triple to right and was then driven home by senior pitcher RaeAnn Garza on a ball driven up the middle that the MV pitcher could not handle.
Teams then went scoreless until the Colts opened the game up with three runs in the fourth inning and three in the fifth for 7-0 lead. Senior catcher Caley Bonansea led off the fourth with a single. She was then sacrificed to second by senior first baseman Melina Rodriguez and scored on a double by junior shortstop Taylor Peters. Sophmore third baseman DeAnn Garza, RaeAnn's sister, drove home Peters with a single and scored herself on a wild pitch and a MV error.
Fifth inning saw R.Garza lead off with a single. She scored on a double by Bonansea who was then tripled home by Rodriquez. Peters drove home Rodriguez with a ground out, her second RBI of the game.
Each team would score a run in the sixth with Logan's coming on back-to-back doubles by Blaquera and R.Garza which would give the Colts an 8-1 quarterfinal victory. R.Garza pitched a complete 7 inning game giving up 5 hits and a walk while striking out 3. Logan's record improved to 24-1 with R.Garza now 20-1.
Next up for Logan, an NCS, Div I semifinal match-up at No.2 seed California High School of San Ramon on Wednesday, May 29, 4:00 p.m. Winner will play the winner of No.5 Freedom High School of Oakley and No.9 San Ramon Valley High School of Dublin on Friday or Saturday, May 31 or June 1 for the NCS, DI Championship; site and time to be announced.