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Cal-Hi Sports Softball State Stat Stars

June, 1, 2012
Lauren Cox gets La Canada one step closer with 20 Ks in seven-inning playoff win. Hard to top Fresno Central’s Lindsey Clarkson, though, who tossed a perfect game in Division I section championship.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school softball totals in California. We use these as the basis for updating the state record book, which has been published seven times, most recently in the spring of 2009. To report a state stat star of your own, please email highlights to Mark.Tennis@espn.com.

(After games of Saturday, May 26; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 30; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Vanessa Alvarez (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose)
The Cal-bound star finished her Monarchs’ career in style last week in the CCS Division II playoffs. First, she tossed a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts in a 5-0 semifinal shutout of Gilroy. In the championship finale, they couldn’t mess with Vanessa, as she led the team to its second straight section title and 10th since 1990, tossing her 24th complete game (25-1 record this season) on a three-hitter with eight fanned in a 7-1 victory over San Jose Leigh.

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