HS Softball: Mustangs score bounce back win behind bats

Monte Vista Christian senior pitcher Samantha Baer works during Wednesday night’s PCAL Cypress division game against Soledad. — Tony Nunez/Register-Pajaronian

Watsonville wins fourth straight, Rodriguez closes in on 600 career Ks

Monte Vista Christian rebounded from last week’s Pacific Coast Athletic League Cypress division loss with a 15-7 win over Soledad on Wednesday in Watsonville.

The Mustangs tallied 15 hits in the win to improve to 8-7 overall and 7-2 in league action.

Kristina Bravo was 3-for-3 with a double and four scored runs. Scarlett Finn went 3-for-5 with four RBI and two scored runs. Samantha Baer and Alexa Keller drove in two runs apiece.

M.V.C. travels across town to play St. Francis today at 4:30 p.m.

In other girls softball action from April 4-10:

Watsonville rolling again - The Wildcatz edged Christopher 4-3 on Wednesday in Gilroy to win their fourth straight game.

The win improves Watsonville to 11-3 overall and 3-2 in PCAL-Gabilan division play.

Pitcher Jessica Rodriguez notched the win in a relief effort. She allowed two hits over four innings, and struck out five batters to give her 599 strikeouts for her highs school career.

Juliana Wilson went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a scored run. Maya Guerrero finished 2-for-3 with two scored runs and an RBI. Jazmyn Martinez also went 2-for-3.

Watsonville over the weekend also scored a 5-1 win against Gilroy and a 3-1 victory over Westmont in the Wilcox Mission City Tournament. Wilson was 5-for-6 with three doubles and two RBI over the two wins.

St. Francis 8, Alisal 6 - St. Francis took over second place in the PCAL-C win Wednesday’s win.

Lena Ciandro was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a scored run in the win, which moved the Sharks to 5-5-1 overall and 5-3 in league play.

Aaliyah Gomez also doubled and scored two runs.

Audrey Hernandez and Angelina Heredia both went 2-for-3.

St. Francis hosts M.V.C. today at 4:30 p.m.

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