The Foothill League softball season ended with Valencia winning its ninth straight championship. But for the second year in a row, Hart can claim a share of the title too.
The Valencia softball team capped its league season with a 7-2 win over Saugus. Hart shut out Golden Valley, 8-0, behind a one-hitter from Destiny Rodino. Both Valencia and Hart ended with 8-2 league records.
Saugus finished in third place and will earn an automatic playoff berth to the CIF-Southern Section playoffs when they are announced next week.
West Ranch beat Canyon 4-2 and might have knocked Canyon out of the playoff hunt.
Santa Clarita Christian’s Carly Asher had 12 strikeouts in five innings an 11-1 win over Hillcrest Christian. She was also 3-for-3 and drove in two runs.
In high school baseball, the battle for third place and a playoff spot is between Saugus and Hart. Saugus is in third place in the Foothill League standings. Hart is one game back in fourth. Hart is at West Ranch. Valencia is at Saugus. Canyon is at Golden Valley.
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In high school volleyball, Canyon lost to Brentwood in four games in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs. Playoffs continue tonight with Valencia, the reigning national champions, hosting Simi Valley from the Marmonte League.
Saugus is at Saddleback and Hart travels to Westlake.
In high school golf, the season came to an end for the Valencia boys. They shot 406 as a team at the CIF Southern Section championship at the Rancho San Marcos Golf Club course in Santa Barbara and did not advance to next month’s SCGA tournament. Servite High School won the Southern Section championship with a team score of 381.
In high school tennis, West Ranch and Valencia advanced to the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs. West Ranch beat Bonita and Valencia got past Burbank in their first-round matches.