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Softball Roundup: Marina proves too much for Edison

Vikings softball team improves to 3-0 in Sunset League by taking out Chargers, via mercy rule, 10-0.

April 17, 2013|By Mike Sciacca
(SCOTT SMELTZER…)

A switch in game venues couldn't stop a determined Marina High softball team from earning a big road victory.

The Vikings improved to 3-0 in Sunset League action and are in first place following a 10-0 mercy-rule win at Edison. The teams were scheduled to play at Marina, but a water-pipe problem at the Vikings' home field forced the game to be moved to Edison.

The Vikings had their offense in high gear. A 12-hit attack was led by Sydnee Cable, Desiree Hagberg and Samantha Agamaite each of whom hit a two-run home run, and Emili Olague, who went four for four with three runs batted in.

Junior pitcher Tera Blanco also was on her game and threw a one-hitter with eight strikeouts.

"My team was so focused and pumped," Marina Coach Shelly Luth said after her team improved to 18-2 overall.

The loss put Edison at 2-1 in league and 12-6 overall. The Chargers were coming off a second-place finish in the championship bracket of the Woodbridge Tournament, where they went 4-1. Lizabelle Talataina, Karley Wester and Kiana Pancino made the all-tournament team.

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Edison plays host to Fountain Valley at 3:15 p.m. Thursday.

Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley also were victorious in Sunset League play Tuesday.

Huntington routed visiting Newport Harbor, 12-0. Micaela Vierra struck out 11 and gave up four hits in running her record to 9-4.

Freshmen Alyssa Horeczko had three hits and Anna Kufta went four for four with five RBIs to power an 18-hit attack. Raegan Zschach had a key bunt single that turned the momentum Huntington's way during a five-run fourth inning.

The Oilers are a game back of Edison at 2-1 in league, and are 12-7 overall.

"This year's team can score runs in bunches," Huntington Coach Jeff Forsberg said. "We have never had this type of offensive support in my tenure. It starts with [Sammie Vandiver and [Kristina] Inouye, and then the athleticism goes up and down the lineup.

"[Micaela] Vierra has been stellar throwing and gives us a chance each game. We are getting great play from our starters and the bench."

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