High-SchoolCalifornia: Marissa Perez
June, 2, 2012
By Mark Tennis | ESPN.com
Mark Tennis/ESPNHSMarissa Perez (left) made the throw and Caley Bonancea applied the tag to win NCS title for their team.Seventh inning is the difference as the Colts avenge their only loss by upsetting unbeaten Amador Valley to win CIF North Coast Section Division I title. State No. 1 ranking to be decided Saturday.
Although Amador Valley of Pleasanton sophomore standout Johanna Grauer was mowing down hitters and her teammates were getting consistent contact in their at-bats, Friday’s CIF North Coast Section Division I softball final between the Dons and James Logan of Union City had that familiar feeling of so many softball games when so much is on the line.
The underdog team, which in this case was Logan, hangs around and then one or two plays happen that decides the outcome.