Buena solidified its hold of first place in Channel League softball with a 9-2 win over San Marcos on Friday.

Brooke Yanez struck out 10 Royals, didn’t walk a batter and allowed a homer by AJ Huerta-Leipner in the first. The Buena star hit a three-run blast in the bottom of the inning.

Anna Brondos went 4-for-4 and Skyler Ramos had two hits for the Bulldogs

Buena improved to 5-0 in league and 13-0-1 overall. San Marcos is 5-3 and 15-7.

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