PHOTOS by Byron Devers
Marauder Softball outlasted the Taft Cougars 6-5 in game one and 16-2 in game two of their season-opening series on Tuesday.
Down 3-5 in the final inning of game one, Savannah Moakley tripled to score Hailey Johnson, and Ariel Nieto singled to score Moakley and bring the score to a 5-5 tie. Amy Manzo then hit the go-ahead RBI single to score Nieto and take the win.
Antelope Valley's offense picked up steam in game two's decisive 5-inning victory (16-2).
Ariel Nieto led the way going 2-for-3 with eight runs batted in, giving her 10 RBIs on the day. Both Maritza Arroyo and Trinity Holman had three hits in three at-bats, while Nayely Delgado went 1-for-3 with three RBI and Hailey Johnson went 1-for-3 with 2 RBI.
The Marauders will take on Mt. San Antonio College on Tuesday, April 27, before facing Bakersfield on Thursday, April 29.