Nicole Sliger makes contact with the ball against Villanova this week.

Girls miss one game by two and win another by 13

March 10, 2006
Coach says: “All the girls played well”
The varsity Lady Cards split back-to-back softball games this week. The girls lost the first contest against Carpinteria 10-8. The following day they overwhelmed Villanova 16-3.The Carpinteria game was close until the fifth inning. Santa Paula had an 8-3 edge up to that point. That’s when the Warriors scored three points. In the seventh inning Carpinteria took the lead and the Lady Cardinals couldn’t get the hits they needed.Jaclyn Kohr pitched almost the entire game for Santa Paula, with relief help in the final innings from Janessa Pulido and Nianna Morris.Nicole Sliger went 2-4 with 2 runs and 4 RBIs. Larissa Luna hit 2-2 with 2 runs and Nianna Morris went 1-3 with 3 RBIs. Morris had a one-run home run; Sliger hit a triple and a double.In the second game, The Lady Cards took charge from the start. Not to take away from the Santa Paula girls, Villanova was playing with six missing starters.The Lady Cards jumped ahead with 8 runs off 6 hits in the third inning. Erika Mora hit a 2-run single as did Lizzette Guzman and Talisa Garcia had a three RBI triple, all in the third inning.
Janessa Pulido pitched a strong four innings and Jaclyn Kohr closed the door in relief for the final three innings. Pulido recorded 7 strikeouts.“All the girls played well,” Coach Henry Jacinto said. “We ran the bases well and had many timely hits.”Talisa Garcia went 3-5 with three runs and four RBIs. Nicole Sliger was 2-5 with two runs and three RBIs. Andrea Sliger went 2-4 with three RBIs. Nianna Morris went 2-3 at the plate.The JV and varsity girls play at Channel Islands this 3:30 afternoon, weather permitting.

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