DIVISION V CHAMPIONSHIP: PARACLETE FALLS IN TITLE GAME O. LUTHERAN 4, PARACLETE 0.Byline: Jack Pollon Staff Writer
IRVINE - Behind a complete-game four-hit shutout by Lauren Miklos, Orange Lutheran defeated Paraclete of Lancaster 4-0 on Saturday to win the Southern Section Division V championship at Barber Memorial Park, the Spirits' seventh softball softball, variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. Invented (1888) in Chicago as an indoor game, it was at various times called indoor baseball, mush ball, playground ball, kitten ball, and, because it was also played by women, ladies' championship loss since 1981.
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b. (23-8) did most of their damage in the third inning, when they sent nine batters to the plate and scored three runs. Miklos, Nicole Sandberg and Danielle Brown reached base via hit or walk, and all three came around to score except Sandberg, who had Laura Schmitt pinch-run for her.
Sandberg had an RBI RBI
runs batted in
Noun 1. rbi - a run that is the result of the batter's performance; "he had more than 100 rbi last season"
run batted in single and Shelly Meardy had an RBI groundout ground·out
A play in which a batter is put out at first base after hitting a ground ball to an infielder. to Paraclete shortstop Jackie Kolesar. Orange Lutheran could have broken the game wide open but Caroline Waite grounded out to pitcher Sara Gonzales with the bases loaded to end the inning.
The second-seeded Spirits (24-4), who had not given up a run through four playoff games Noun 1. playoff game - one game in the series of games constituting a playoff
game - a single play of a sport or other contest; "the game lasted two hours"
playoff - any final competition to determine a championship , couldn't muster any offense of their own Saturday. Tiffany Tiffany, Tiffanie (UK)
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Gonzales, a junior who entered the game with 20 shutouts, six no-hitters, a 5-0 record against teams from the Division II Golden League and a 1-0 victory over Valencia, gave up seven hits. She walked only one batter but got no help from her defense - the Spirits committed six errors and made several mental mistakes.
In addition to giving up only two singles and two doubles, Miklos did not walk a batter and had four strikeouts. Orange Lutheran spread the hitting throughout the lineup, with seven different batters getting hits.