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Eastlake Titans top Lancers, improve to 3-0 in Mesa League softball standings Phillip Brents | Fri, Apr 20 2012 11:48 AM

The Eastlake High School softball team remained undefeated in Mesa League play after edging the visiting Hilltop Lancers, 3-1, on Tuesday. The Titans improved to 3-0 in league play, 6-9 overall, under the guidance of head coach Lance Christensen.

Eastlake and Bonita Vista both carried 3-0 league records into Thursday’s slate of rematches. The Titans were scheduled to play at Hilltop in the second match of the home-and-home series while the Barons were scheduled to play at Otay Ranch to conclude their two-game series against the Mustangs.

Bonita Vista defeated visiting Otay Ranch, 8-2, on Tuesday to improve to 14-3-1 overall.

Eastlake scored runs in each of the opening two innings and matched the Lancers with a run in the sixth inning. Both teams combined for nine hits, with the Titans making the most of their five safeties. Hilltop also committed two errors.

Lauren Gomez went three-for-three to lead Eastlake.

Tiffany Salcedo hit a solo home run to account for Hilltop’s one run. Victoria Lopez struck out five batters in six innings of work, allowing one earned run.

The Titans topped visiting Olympian, 13-3, on April 12 to improve to 2-0 in league play. Haydn Christensen drove in five runs — four courtesy of a grand slam home run — while Sarah Teller collected a pair of RBI to help make a winner of Ariana Macedo.

Erika Forget slammed a three-run home run while Arianna Galvan went two-for-three with three stolen bases to pace Olympian.

Natalie Cox homered in Bonita Vista’s win over Otay Ranch. Hannah Flippen went two-for-two with two runs scored and one RBI. Jen Hartman hurled a complete game, striking out five batters to improve to 10-1. Fippen leads the Barons with a .446 hitting average.

Otay Ranch topped visiting Mater Dei Catholic, 11-0, to pick up its first league win on April 12. Erika Rodriguez (triple), Carlee Wood and Sarah Adkins each drove in two runs to highlight the Mustangs’ 11-hit attack while Adri Puentes hurled a complete game shutout.

SDSU softball team gets assist from Metro alumni
The San Diego State University softball team swept Colorado State last weekend, thanks in part to the Aztecs’ complement of South County high school graduates. Freshman Kayla Jordan (Bonita Vista) hit five-for-nine (.556) in the series.

Jordan hit a two-out, bases- loaded triple in the bottom of the sixth inning to give SDSU a 4-1 victory on Sunday. Jordan’s four triples are tied for the third most in a season in program history.

The Aztecs improved to 22-19 with their fourth consecutive victory, a 5-0 decision at USD on Wednesday.

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