Flashes Softball Team Defeats Santa Paula in Heated League Matchup

Submitted By Coach Kellsie McLain

With league records tied at 4 wins and 1 loss each, the Fillmore and Santa Paula varsity softball teams squared off for a league rivalry game this past Tuesday afternoon. The Flashes came out hitting, pulling ahead 1-0 in the top of the second inning. Though the Cardinals were able to put multiple runners on base, stellar defense by the Flashes allowed Fillmore to keep the Cardinals at bay. Later in the game the Flashes strung together a series of
great at-bats, scoring another two runs. In the bottom of the fourth inning the Cardinals retaliated by scoring one run before the Flashes were able to end the rally. With lights-out fielding efforts and a determined attitude, the Flashes held on to their 3-1 lead to ultimately secure the victory. Flashes highlights were as follows: Second baseman Maiah Lopez went 2 for 3 with a single, a double, and 1 RBI. Left fielder Leah Meza went 2 for 3 with two singles and 1 RBI. Pitcher Sydnee Isom completed a full 7 innings with 5 strikeouts and no walks. Way to go Flashes!!!