Miranda Magana (above left) pitched a complete 7-inning game against the Seraphs. A..J Payne (center photo) went 1 for 2 with a triple and a run scored (photos by Brian D. Wilson). Alyia Alamillo (photo above right) slides into home plate for the winning run against St. Bonaventure Tuesday (photo by Tony Salas).

Lady Cards tied for first place after win over St. Bonaventure

May 03, 2013

The Lady Cardinal varsity softball team defeated visiting St. Bonaventure Tuesday, 3-2.

With the win the Lady Cardinals are tied for the league Championship against the Seraphs with three games left in the regular season.

Miranda Magana pitched a complete 7-inning game, giving up only 3 earned hits and 5 strikeouts with AJ Payne behind the plate.

The first team to score was St. Bonaventure in the 5th inning with 2 unearned runs on Santa Paula errors. The Lady Cardinals fought back starting in the 6th inning when Payne hit a big 2 out triple and Marissa Ramos coming through with a single and the first Santa Paula RBI.

Samantha Rodriguez hit a lead off Double to start the bottom half of the seventh inning, she moved over to third base off a sacrifice bunt from Paula Laureano. With Rodriguez on third Alyia Alamillo came up to bat and hit a 1-out triple to score the tie run. Felicia Magana finished the game with a sacrifice RBI to give the Lady Cardinals there third run and a victory over the Seraphs.

Top Santa Paula batters: AJ Payne went 1 for 2 with a triple and a run scored. Alyia Alamillo went 1 for 4 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI. Samantha Rodriguez went 1 for 3 with a Double and a run scored. Marissa Ramos went 1 for 3 with a single and a run scored.

The team record is16-4 (league 6-1).

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