Lady Pintos fall to Lady Tigers

The California High School softball teams didn't get any action on the diamond last week as each of the three scheduled games (Sept.4 at Linn; Thursday at home against Versailles; and Friday at home against Southern Boone) were cancelled due to weather.


California's Erica Volkart, at right, is just behind the throw to first base following her hit in the fifth inning of the Lady Pintos' varsity softball game Monday at the California Sports Complex. Pilot Grove won the varsity game 10-2, as well as the JV game, 11-3.

Therefore, the Lady Pintos were happy to be back in the game Monday, hosting Pilot Grove at the California Sports Complex.


California third baseman Alayna York, at left, fields a hit and makes the throw to Shelby Thomason at second base to get the Pilot Grove runner out during the fourth inning of the Lady Pintos' varsity game Monday.

California's varsity lost 10-2 to the Lady Tigers.

After two scoreless innings, California brought two home in the third to lead 2-0 going intothe fourth inning. Pilot Grove scored one run in the fourth and three in the fifth to take over the lead 4-2.


California pitcher Jessica Hughes releases a pitch during the varsity game against Pilot Grove.

The Lady Tigers added six runs in the final innings to seal the deal 10-2.

Amanda Karbinas led California hits with a double and two RBI to contribute California's only runs of the night. Jessica Hughes also had a double.

California’s JV lost 11-3 to the Lady Tigers.

The Lady Pintos will play at Bunceton Thursday, beginning with the varsity game

at 5:30 p.m.


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