Expect the unexpected in the Sunset League race.
A game after a wild, come-from-behind victory over Marina, the Edison High softball team suffered its worst loss of the season Tuesday, falling to Esperanza, 10-1.
The Chargers (15-6) fell to 1-2 in league as the Aztecs put up nine runs in the first two innings.
Marina, meanwhile, is at 2-1 in league after blanking Fountain Valley, 6-0, on Tuesday. Kristin Struett got the victory for the Vikings.
Edison was coming off the 5-4 victory over Marina after coming back from a 4-0 deficit. The Chargers scored three times in the seventh, as Mercedes O’Connor had a two-run single and Jessica Reichner delivered a walk-off double.
Those hits followed three singles by Madison Hickman, Karley Wester and Courtney Gonzales, making the bases loaded with nobody out.
“Our girls found their heart,” Edison Coach Kendra Rosales said. “They found their intensity, they found their will to win. They know they’re a good team. If we play [every inning] like we play that seventh inning, there’s not a team out there that can beat us. It’s up to them, though, to find it, and today they found it.”
Marina (14-7), though, obviously bounced back fine Tuesday. In the Edison game, Chloe Kaneko had the big hit in the third, a single to center that netted two runs batted in.
Vikings freshman Sydnee Cable was two for three with a double, while senior Ari Tedesco had a triple and sophomore Sandy Simmons a double.
Los Alamitos, which topped Newport Harbor on Tuesday, remains undefeated and in first place in league.
Edison is at Fountain Valley today, while Marina is at Newport Harbor.
Huntington Beach 10, Northwood 1: The Oilers earned their first Sea View League win Tuesday as senior Amanda Horowitz allowed just three hits.
Lauren Stuhr hit a solo home run and Vicky Galasso had a pair of doubles for Huntington (13-8-1, 1-2).
Edison 89, Fountain Valley 81: The Chargers pulled away late to win Tuesday’s Sunset League dual meet against their rivals.
Edison’s Ellie Morrissey won the 100-yard backstroke in 1 minute 1.24 seconds and teammate Alli Gillespie won the breaststroke in 1:06.23.
Fountain Valley senior Cynthia Fascella won the 100 freestyle in 52.15 seconds.