Photos by Byron Devers
AVC Softball took the first game in the best of three playoff series against the Santa Ana Dons. The Marauders totaled nine hits with no errors to win 8-1.
AVC jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead off an RBI double from Briana Garrett which scored Isabelle Gomez. Garrett finished 1-for-1 with an RBI and two walks. She also had six strikeouts while giving up one run in the seven innings pitched.
The Marauders then had a huge seven-run 2nd inning. Alyssa Tami started the scoring rally with a single that brought in Meesha Arroyo. Isabelle Gomez then hit a big triple which scored Tami and Camrynn Stanbro. Jessica Munoz then added a run with an RBI single to score Gomez.
With a five-run lead, the Marauders weren't finished yet. Pricilla Lopez then capped off the rally with a three-run home run. Lopez drove a ball well over the fence in right-center field to score Garrett and Munoz.
AVC played mistake-free defense holding the Dons to just one run in the 4th inning. Isabelle Gomez finished 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs while Jessica Munoz finished 2-for-2 with 1 RBI. Pricilla Gomez ended with one hit and 3 RBIs.
The Marauders lead the three-game playoff series 1-0 and will look to close it out in the second game on Saturday at noon at Marauder Stadium.