Rowland’s Kaylea Snaer still hitting homers at a record pace despite her team’s struggles. Farmersville duo who both had five hits in one game also among this week’s best.
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(After games of Saturday, April 14; includes some games as of Wednesday, April 18; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)
Maggie Arriola (Garces, Bakersfield)
She hit for the cycle, going 4-for-4 at the plate and collecting four RBIs in a 18-0 win over North of Bakersfield.
Montana Berg (Monte Vista, Danville)
The Mustangs’ senior did it all in an 8-0 win over Granada of Livermore. She homered, drove in three, pitched a three-hitter, and struck out six.
Kristen Berlo (San Marcos, Santa Barbara)
For the second time this season, this junior struck out a season-best 17 while being a walk away from a perfect game in a 8-0 no-hit win against Santa Barbara on Tuesday.
Jordan Courage (Del Oro, Loomis)
Despite battling with rain, Courage pitched a six-inning no-hitter in a 1-0 win over Pitman of Turlock at the NorCal Classic.
Marissa DeLoera (Farmersville)
In a 26-14 crazy game in which Farmersville beat Orange Cove, the winners came up with 31 hits. DeLoera was perfect at the plate, going 5-for-5 with one double while teammate Christina Diaz also had five hits with a triple.
Jill Garcia (Woodcrest Christian, Riverside)
With two home runs, Garcia drove in six runs in a 23-2 win over Loma Linda Academy.
Kaitlyn Garcia (Casa Roble, Orangevale)
Not only did she pitch a one-hit shutout but she also drove in the game’s lone run with a triple in the fourth inning during a 1-0 win over Bella Vista of Fair Oaks.
Raeann Garza (James Logan, Union City)
The junior pitcher was the big star in the Colts capturing of the Reed Spring Break Tournament in Sparks, Nev. She got four of the five wins, including a two-hitter against highly regarded Spanish Springs of Sparks in the championship game 2-1 victory. In the game she didn’t pitch, a mercy-shortened win over Sacramento Inderkum, Garza had two RBIs and scored twice.
Ali Goldberg (Los Altos)
The Eagles’ senior pitcher had a big week at the Cougar Classic after pitching in all four games and getting four wins. Her best outing was a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts, plus three hits as a batter in a 6-1 victory over Redwood City Sequoia. In an 11-3 victory over San Francisco Sacred Heart Cathedral, Goldberg tossed a four-hitter (no earned runs), blasted her second home run this season, doubled, and drove in four while scoring twice. In total, she struck out 29 batters in 24 innings and was 10-for-13 at the plate.
Lauren Li (Harvard-Westlake, North Hollywood)
After hitting her fifth homer of the season last week in a game against Marlborough of Los Angeles, Li went 2-for-2 and pitched a two-hitter with 14 strikeouts to lead the Wolverines past Louisville of Woodland Hills 10-0.
Emily Lockman (Norco)
Escaping a bases-loaded with no outs jam, she pitched eight scoreless innings as the Cougars defeated Corona 1-0 in a Big VIII League game.
Taylor McQuillin (Mission Viejo)
Allowing just one hit, this freshman struck out 13 as the Diablos picked up a six-inning 2-0 win over Marina in the semifinals of the Woodbridge Classic.
Mia Monopoli (Acalanes, Lafayette)
The senior catcher hit her ninth home run of the season with three RBIs in an 8-4 win over Piedmont.
Arizona Pilgrim (Taft)
This freshman with the great name has been racking up the strikeouts. She went over the 200 mark for the season last week with the help of a season-best 18 in a 9-0 win over Tehachapi.
Lisa Rodriguez (Heritage, Brentwood)
One of the reasons the Patriots are 13-1 and knocking on the door of the state rankings is because of this senior pitcher. In what was another day at the office, she pitched a two-hitter with 11 fanned and also drove in three runs in a mercy-shortened 11-0 win against Pittsburg.
Kim Scarsella (Tamalpais, Mill Valley)
Check back tomorrow for more on her but for now we’ll tell you the senior Red-tailed Hawks’ star pitched a no-hitter with 18 strikeouts and was 3-for-3 at the plate with a two-run homer and a double in a 7-0 win at Acalanes of Lafayette.
Lauren Searcy (Boron)
She punched up her second six-RBI outing of the season to lead the Bobcats past Mammoth of Mammoth Lakes 21-0. Searcy had a double, triple and homer in the same game.
Kyra Sirag (Rancho Alamitos, Garden Grove)
Putting on a power display in a 13-2 win over Santiago of Garden Grove, she went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with three home runs and six runs batted in.
Kaylea Snaer (Rowland, Rowland Heights)
She’s having a phenomenal but bizarre season swinging the bat. The phenomenal part of it is her ability to hit home runs. The junior catcher hit her sixth homer in the last five games and improved her season total to 14 but it came in a 20-2 loss to Bonita of La Verne. Snaer often hits homers in games in which her team is routed. Earlier in the week, she hit her 13th of the season in a 14-4 loss to Covina.
Carolyn Snodgress (South, Torrance)
Despite 17 strikeouts, she had to settle for a loss after allowing two runs in the sixth inning during a 2-1 loss to Torrance.
Claire Stucker (Bullard, Fresno)
She had a nice day at the plate against Templeton. In the first game of a doubleheader, she went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in a 6-0 win. In the second game, Stucker went 3-for-3 with two doubles and five RBIs in a 11-1 win.
Dakota Targett (San Lorenzo)
Targett was on the mark after hitting a grand slam and driving in five runs as San Lorenzo won its first league game 16-4 over San Leandro.
Ali Wester (Edison, Huntington Beach)
Her older sister Karley had nine hits during the Woodbridge Classic but with her watching from the on deck circle it was Ali’s hit that was the story as she hit a game-winning bases-clearing double in the bottom of the seventh for a 4-3 win over Mission Viejo in the championship game.
Sara White (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego)
For the third time this season, this sophomore pitcher tossed a no-hitter during a 2-0 victory over Del Norte of San Diego.