Carson softball, baseball wrapup
Appeal Staff Report
The Carson softball team closed the season on a strong note, finishing a sweep of North Valleys on Saturday to finish with 10 consecutive wins.
"It's unfortunate to play so well at the end of the year and not go to zone," said Senators coach Scott Vickrey. "All the way around, from the circle to defense and offense, we played well. In a couple of situations we were so close - one strike, one out away from winning games. The girls played good ball."
Carson finished its season 20-11 overall, 10-11 and in fifth place in the Sierra League.
Daria Leid pitched a five-inning complete game to win the opener. She struck out three, walked one, gave up three hits and allowed one run.
Cassie Vondrak, who went a combined 4-for-7 with four RBI, went the seven-inning distance in the nightcap, striking out 10. She also hit a home run in game two.
The Senators will graduate only two seniors - shortstop Christa Casci and catcher Abby Rankl.
Casci went a combined 4-for-8, Rankl 4-for-7 with two RBI. Nikki Keller went a combined 4-for-8 with three RBI. Krista Mattice went 5-for-6 with a team-high six RBI.
Leid helped her own cause in the opener, going 3-for-4 with one RBI and Hannah Shaw went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Leid added a hit in the nightcap, as did Belen Munoz, who added an RBI. Katie McEwan also added an RBI in game two.
CARSON JVS 6, 14, WOOSTER 7-5
Riding the arms of Shea Bondi and Dom Mariani, the Senators rallied in the nightcap to salvage a split with the Colts.
Bondi, who picked up the win in game two, went three innings, striking out two, while Mariani, who pitched a scoreless four innings, allowed four hits and struck out one as Carson ended its season 17-6 overall and 11-6 in the Sierra League.
Mariani helped his own cause in the nightcap, going 3-for-5, as did Bryce Altus, while Connor Beattie and Adam Whitt each went 3-for-4.
David Feltner and Jeff Davies each added two hits and Lucas Tucker, Cameron Mayville and James Lewandowski each added one.
Mayville took the loss in the opener, striking out four in six innings pitched.
Colby Blueberg went 2-for-4 and Beattie, Bondi, Anthony Torkeo, Lucas Tucker, Danny Gall, Lewandowski and John Tucker each added one.