The California High School varsity and JV softball teams played at Russellville Thursday, Aug. 28, where the varsity Lady Pintos captured a 13-11 win in extra innings. Elle Miller pitched the win for California.
Russellville got off to a 3-0 lead after the first inning, however, California pulled ahead 4-3 in the third inning, thanks to a triple by Amanda Karbinas that drove two runs home, a single by Taylor Ratcliff that drove one run home and a double by Rachel Oerly that scored one run. The Lady Indians added one run in the third inning to even the score at 4-4.
The Lady Indians turned up the heat in the sixth inning with five runs to take the lead, 11-7 lead. Russellville answered with a four-run seventh inning to even the score at 11-11. A scoreless seventh led to extra innings, where the Lady Pintos secured the win, 13-11, with two runs in the ninth.
Karbinas led California hits with a triple, a double and a single.
For more of this story check out the Aug. 31 issue of the California Democrat.