Central Valley’s varsity softball team defeated visiting Mountain House by the mercy rule this past week.
The Hawks topped the Mustangs, 15-0, in five innings on Friday in Ceres.
“I’m proud of the way we played,” Central Valley senior pitcher Scarlett Lloyd said.
It might have been the final time the Hawks played this spring.
School districts in Stanislaus County suspended all athletic events, effective Monday, for the remainder of the month to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
“I’m really sad about the season and not sure what’s going to happen.”Scarlett Lloyd
“I’m really sad about the season and not sure what’s going to happen,” Lloyd said. “But knowing that my team went out there on the field and gave it everything we got makes me proud. Regardless if it was our last game or not we came to play and did what we do best.”
Lloyd tallied eight strikeouts and allowed just two singles versus the Mustangs.
Scarlett helped her own cause by batting 2-for-3 from the plate with one double, three RBIs and one run.
Hawk teammates Victoria Lloyd, Janessa Godinez, Allie Peterman, Gabriella Benenati, Angeli Samora, Soriah Corona, Sammy Espinoza, Giuliana Gutierrez and Micaela Martinez also contributed on offense.
Victoria Lloyd batted 2-for-2 with four runs and two RBIs.
Godinez batted 3-for-3 with four runs and one RBI.
Peterman batted 2-for-4 with four RBIs and one run.
Benenati batted 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI.
Samora batted 1-for-3 with two runs.
Corona batted 1-for-1 with one RBI.
Espinoza batted 1-for-2 with one RBI.
Gutierrez batted 1-for-3 with one run.
Martinez batted 2-for-3.
Central Valley scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning, five in the second, and fourth in both the third and fourth.
The Hawks improved to 5-5 on the year.