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San Mateo sophomore Sage Hager turned in the finest outing of her career, dealing a one-hit shutout Saturday as her Bearcats (2-1 overall) topped Mills softball 3-0.
As a freshman last year, Hager recorded two mercy-rule shutouts. The right-hander’s seven-inning effort against the Vikings marks the first regulation shutout of her career. She also recorded a career-high 14 strikeouts, this against a Mills team (3-2) that had struck out a total of just 10 times in four previous games this season.
Hager faced just two over the minimum, allowing one hit and one walk to improve her record to 2-1. She has recorded a 1.17 ERA through three starts.
Mateo totaled 12 hits, scratching out single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings. Seniors Izzy Borges, Monet Scheller and Kylie Galea totaled two hits and one RBI apiece. Senior Jada Walker added two hits for the Bearcats.
Cap, Bgame sweep tourney
The Lady Mustangs (3-1) banged out 19 hits through two wins at the Los Gatos/Saratoga softball tournament Saturday, opening with a 9-8 win over Homestead-Cupertino then topping Monterey 6-3 in the nightcap.
Capuchino senior Julianna Ceron was 4 for 7 with an RBI and two runs through both games. Sophomore Skyler Chan was 2 for 3 with her first home run of the year against Homestead.
Burlingame (3-0) rallied for two wins Saturday at the tournament as well with a 2-1 win over Christopher, followed by a 7-4 win over Evergreen Valley.
Sophomore Kailey O’Connor earned the complete-game in the opener, allowing one unearned run on six hits. She struck out 11 and walked two through seven innings. In the doubleheader nightcap, O’Connor was 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs.
Grant swinging it for Aragon
With the Aragon softball team posting a 2-1 record Saturday at the Watsonville Tournament, freshman Megan Grant continued the red-hot start to her varsity career, going 6 for 9 with three home runs and eight RBIs in the tourney.
The Lady Dons (5-2) dropped the opener to host Watsonville 5-3 before topping Everett Alvarez-Salinas 5-4 and Santa Catalina-Monterey 18-2.
Through six games this season, Grant is batting .700 (14 for 20) with six home runs and 21 RBIs.
Grant’s fellow freshman, Olivia DiNardo, was 6 for 10 in the tourney, including a homer and six RBIs against Santa Catalina.
Serra loses two straight
Serra baseball managed just one run through back-to-back losses. The Padres faltered Friday 10-0 at Valley Christian. On Saturday, they fell 7-1 at home against St. Francis.
Three Valley pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout with sophomore starter Jonathan Cymrot earning the win with four innings of work.
St. Francis junior Joey Schott allowed one run on three hits to earn the complete-game victory.
Serra junior Drew Dowd did not pitch in the series after undergoing medical evaluation last week on his pitching elbow. The left-hander is 0-1 with a 2.10 ERA through two starts this season, working 10 innings while striking out 13.
SHP back in win column
After two straight loses to open PAL Bay play, Sacred Heart Prep baseball (4-5-1) won 4-2 in non-league action Saturday against Aragon (3-2).