San Marcos slugged three home runs in a 6-4 win over Santa Paula at the Simi Valley Manlet Softball Tournament on Saturday.

The Royals lost their next game to Kennedy, 6-3, on a three-run homer in the fourth inning.

Emma Foster hit a solo homer and Tiana Monaghan had a RBI triple in the first inning. Caitlyn Early hit a two-run homer and Cassandra Perez had a run-scoring single in the third for a 5-0 lead.

Santa Paula scored four runs in the top of the fourth, but San Marcos got an insurance run in the fifth on a solo homer by Monaghan.

Gigi Gritt pitched her second complete game in two days and went 2 for 6 at the plate with a triple.

Against Kennedy,  Kate Guerra and Foster hit back-to-back doubles to break a 2-2 tie and give San Marcos a 3-2 lead.   

Kennedy took the lead in the top of the fourth on a three-run homer. 

San Marcos (3-5) didn’t score in the bottom of the innning and the game ended due to the 90-minute time limit.  

Foster had a solid day, going 3 for 5, with a homer and two RBI. She also made several running catches, including a dibing catch on a blooper over second base against Kennedy.

Early had three hits, including a homer, and three RBI. Monaghan had a triple and a homer.

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Barry Punzal, Sports Editor

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