May 21, 2010
San Marino 1, Costa Mesa 0 SAN MARINO — Costa Mesa High senior pitcher Kira Mitani allowed no runs through nine innings, but an unearned run in the 10th inning allowed the host Titans to advance in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs Thursday. Junior Sami Feinstein went two for four and Mitani had the Mustangs' other hit and also reached on a walk against freshman standout Michelle Floyd. Floyd struck out 26 and now has 276 strikeouts in 139 innings.
April 4, 2000
SAN DIEGO - The Vanguard University softball team lost both games of a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader to host Pt. Loma Nazarene Saturday. In the first game, the Crusaders (10-6 in conference) had an easy 7-1 victory. Rachel Carver scored Vanguard's only run after doubling in the fifth inning. The Lions (5-9 in conference) were shut out, 2-0, in the second game, when they managed just three hits. GOLDEN STATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE First game Pt. Loma Nazarene 7, Vanguard 1 Vanguard 000 010 0 - 1 8 1 Pt. Loma Nazarene 120 040 x - 7 9 1 Atchley, Camarillo (6)
September 22, 2001
The Vanguard University softball team will host three softball clinics this fall. Two of the clinics will be for girls ages 9-18 and the third will be for junior high and senior high coaches. The first will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8:15 a.m. to noon. Vanguard players will be instructing on the basic fundamental skills of throwing, hitting, fielding, and baserunning. The Lions will focus on more specific skills of the game Saturday, Oct. 6, also from 8:15-noon.
March 22, 2001
The Fireballs, a girls under-15 fastpitch softball team from the Pacific Coast Bobby Sox, swept a doubleheader from Mission Del Norte, both by scores of 6-5. Julianne Bass (a home run), Ashley Gleason (two doubles) and Hilary Ockey (a triple) heated up the Fireballs' offense. Other offensive spark plugs include Brooke Chandler, Ellen Rose, Sasha Grumman and Katie Joslyn. In girls Division 11 action: Red Rage 13, Tsunami 8 - The Rage won their third consecutive game, led by strong plate appearances by Rene Mycorn and Kate Baldoni.
June 10, 2000
COSTA MESA - A pair of high school standouts have signed to continue their softball careers at Vanguard University next year. Bakersfield High outfielder Joy Barthelmes, as well as Jennifer Stafford, a catcher from Palo Verde Christian High in Tucson, Ariz, will try to help Coach Beth Renkoski's Lions attain success. Barthelmes, a four-year varsity player, including three league titles, batted .300 for the Drillers and was team captain. Stafford hit .422 en route to all-region honors.
February 16, 2000
CHULA VISTA - After an 8-0 start, Orange Coast College's softball team dropped its third game in a row to host Southwestern, 7-4. Pitcher Monica Ortega (6-2) pitched a complete game for OCC (8-3), striking out seven. She also drove in two runs. OCC's Kristin Degree went 2 for 4 and stole two bases without getting caught, running her streak to 19 in the theft department. The Pirates are at El Camino today. Nonconference Southwestern 7, OCC 4 OCC 020 020 0 - 4 9 3 Southwestern 610 000 0 - 7 10 0 Ortega and Valdez; Vanderbalt and Ostberg.
April 6, 2001
LAGUNA BEACH - The Estancia High softball team hung tough with host Laguna Beach before losing, 3-2, in 11 innings Thursday afternoon in Pacific Coast League action. The Eagles (0-6, 0-2 in league) managed to tie the game at 2-2 with a run in the top of the sixth inning, but the Artists (8-6, 1-1) prevailed with a run in the 11th. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUELaguna Beach 3, Estancia 2 Estancia 100 000 100 00 - 2 5 4 Laguna Beach 101 000 000 01 - 3 10 4 Lymon and Acostas; Turner and Friedman.
June 25, 2001
The Ensign Intermediate softball team overcame a tough opening-game loss to share the eighth-grade championship with TeWinkle for the second straight season. Ensign's offense was led by Julianne Bass with a team-leading .529 batting average. Ashley Gleason had a .750 on-base percentage and scored 10 runs, while Jennifer Ryder was close behind with nine runs. The pitching was led by the duo of Gleason (4-1), who was the team's Most Valuable Player, and Kelly Pfeiffer (1-0)
April 6, 2001
IRVINE - Tess Lindsay pitched a complete-game five-hitter to lead the Costa Mesa High softball team to a 10-1 Pacific Coast League win over visiting University. Sara Watkins led the Mustangs' offense with two hits, a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs. Cassandra John went 1 for 3 with a run scored and two RBIs, while Katy Renish went 2 for 4 with a run scored and one RBI. The Mustangs (7-6-1, 2-0 in league) will face Northwood at TeWinkle Park on Tuesday, beginning at 3:15 p.m. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Costa Mesa 10, University 1 Costa Mesa 101 400 4 - 10 12 3 University 100 000 0 - 1 5 5 Lindsay and S. Watkins; Wood and Watkins.
May 4, 2001
IRVINE - The Costa Mesa High softball team had some not-so-funny arithmetic tossed its way following Friday's Pacific Coast League contest with Northwood. Five hits, plus eight walks, plus five Timberwolves' errors equaled zero runs in the Mustangs' 6-0 road loss. "I've never seen anything like that before," a bewildered Coach Rick Buonarigo said. "We had the bases loaded four times and we just couldn't find a way to score them." Cassandra John went 2 for 4 and stole four bases to lead the Mustangs (12-8-1, 6-2 in league)