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San Marcos Softball Wins Dramatic League Finale, 2-1

Aliyah Huerta-Leipner singled in Alex Pitchford in the bottom of the seventh inning, lifting the San Marcos softball team to a 2-1 walk-off Channel League win over Ventura on Senior Day. 

"It was Senior Day, and all four seniors played a big role in our win," said coach Jeff Swann.

Michelle Henderson went 2-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt, Alex Pitchford was 2-3 with a double, Lauren Pitchford had a hit and a sacrifice bunt and Hailee Rios went the distance on the mound, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out eight.

Freshman Savannah Tait hit a homer to lead off sixth inning to give San Marcos a 1-0 lead.

Ventura tied the score against Rios in the top of the seventh on a lead-off double and a one-out single. With two outs and a runner on third, Ventura bunted and the throw was offline to first base. The runner at third broke for home but was nailed at the plate on a throw from first baseman Hailey Fry to catcher Morgan Jensen.

San Marcos (19-7, 9-3 in league) will learn its CIF playoff draw on Monday.

Noozhawk sports editor Barry Punzal can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk Sports on Twitter: @NoozhawkSports. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

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