Whatever doubts some might have had as to whether unbeaten Oaks Christian could win over his challengers in the Southern Section Division 1 softball playoffs, it’s clear the Lions are responding to the skeptics with an impressive win in the playoffs after the game. ‘other.
No. Seeded Oaks Christian won his 31st straight game on Thursday and advanced to the Division 1 semi-finals on Saturday with a 9-0 away win over Murrieta Mesa. Micaela Kastor continued her dominant pitch with 13 strikeouts. Leisl Osteen, Nani Arreola and Lily Knox each scored home runs. Knox has four home runs in the playoffs.
Oaks Christian will face Los Alamitos on Saturday. Los Alamitos scored four home runs in a 10-7 win over Camarillo.
In the other semifinal, Gahr will face Eastvale Roosevelt. Gahr scored four points in the seventh by eliminating Orange Lutheran 7-3.
Malaia Huskey had a single RBI and Amanda Taamu had a double RBI to help break a 3-3 tie. Marley Cortez pitched five innings of relief.
Garden Grove Pacifica scored four points at the top of the seventh to equalize Roosevelt 6-6. At the bottom of the seventh, the Mustangs loaded the bases and won the game 7-6 on an Emily Carr sacrifice flight.
Mission Viejo progressed to the Division 2 semi-finals with a 6-0 win over Don Lugo. The Diablos will face Torrance, a 5-4 winner over Yucaipa.