June 4, 2013 > Lady Colts repeat as champions
Lady Colts repeat as champions
Submitted By Mike Heightchew, photo by Mike Heightchew
On June 1, the James Logan Lady Colts defended their NCS Division I championship standing against the Freedom High School Falcons at St. Mary's College (Moraga), using a team effort, to emerge victorious 4-1.
In a rarely accomplished feat, Logan used the same winning formula they have followed throughout the season - a solid offense coupled with excellent defense. Challenged from the start, the Lady Colts stifled a Falcon scoring opportunity in the first inning as a perfect throw from Center Fielder Alexis Mattos to Caley Bonansea cut down a potential score at home plate
In the second inning, the Colt offense sent a message that this was going to be their game as the lineup, top to bottom, contributed. Tayler Peters hit a double into left-center that scored Caley Bonansea and Melina Rodriguez, who reached base on singles earlier. Deann Garza followed with a line drive over third base that brought Peters home, for a 3-0 Colts lead.
But Tayler Peters was not done for the day as she scored again in the fourth inning when Kimberly Goulart laid down a prefect squeeze bunt putting the Colts in complete control at 4-0. Freedom had what turned out to be an insurmountable mountain to climb. The offense had done its job and RaeAnn Garza, Logan's starting pitcher, came through as she has done all year by shutting down Falcon hitters, allowing just six hits with an accurate fastball that struck out eight at just the right moments. Freedom was only able to score one run in the top of the sixth inning, not nearly enough to challenge Logan dominance.
It has been a great season for the James Logan Lady Colts, NCS Division 1 Champions. Congratulations!