Softball sweeps No. 19 Williams

Softball sweeps No. 19 Williams

LA VERNE, Calif. — The La Verne softball team rode clutch hitting to sweep No. 19 Williams on Tuesday afternoon at Campus West.

Game 1: La Verne 6, Williams 5

Katheryn Navarro hit a walk-off single with to score Carly Condon in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Leopards won 6-5 in the first game.

The Leopards led for most of the game until Williams pushed across four runs on four hits in the top of the sixth capped off by a two-run home run from Lexi Curt.

Condon led off the La Verne seventh with a double and the Ephs put the ever-dangerous Alexis Schiff on with an intentional walk to bring up Navarro. Navarro, who has shown herself to be no slouch in clutch situations, promptly drove one to left field to bring in Condon.

Condon finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored. She tripled home Rachel Ogata in the bottom of the first to put the Leopards on the board and hit two doubles.

Schiff and Shelby Tevis each hit a home run and finished with two hits each.

Curt broke Williams's scoring seal in the top of the third with a solo home run to cut La Verne's lead to one run but Schiff immediately answered with a two-run shot in the bottom half of the inning. Tevis then launched her second home run of the season in the bottom of the fourth to give the Leopards a 5-1 lead.

Game 2: La Verne 5, Williams 2

Angelica DeAngelo played the hero in the second game as she blasted a three-run shot in the bottom of the sixth to break a 2-2 tie and led the Leopards to a 5-3 lead.

Justice Borden led off the inning with a double to deep right, Melissa Garcia scratched out a bunt and DeAngelo pulled one over the left field fence to give the Leopards a three-run lead.

DeAngelo finished 2-for-3 with three RBI and Condon also went 2-for-3.

Elisa Ponce (6-2), who came on to pitch in the sixth inning, gave up a single in the top of the seventh but retired the side without giving up a run to pick up the win.

Hayley Jaquess got the start and gave up just one earned run over 5 1/3 innings.

Williams got on the board first in the second inning on a throwing error by La Verne. The Leopards tied the game with bottom of the fourth on an RBI double by Tevis and Condon legged out an inside-the-park home run in the top of the fifth to give the Leopards a 2-1 lead. Jessica Kim and Curt smacked back-to-back doubles in the top of the sixth to tie the game back up at 2-2.

Up next

The Leopards return to SCIAC action on Friday at Redlands.