Softball squad stays scrappy, but comes up short in CIF bid
by SCOTT HOPKINS
Jun 02, 2011 | 998 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Top-ranked Pointers pitcher Ashley Nelson delivers the softball to a Bonita Vista hitter during her team’s 10-1 CIF first-round playoff loss to the Barons just hours before Point Loma High’s prom.       Photo by Scott Hopkins I The Beacon
Top-ranked Pointers pitcher Ashley Nelson delivers the softball to a Bonita Vista hitter during her team’s 10-1 CIF first-round playoff loss to the Barons just hours before Point Loma High’s prom. Photo by Scott Hopkins I The Beacon
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It was a first-round CIF playoff game in Bonita at 1 p.m. That meant rushing home and getting ready for senior prom by 5 p.m. for the Point Loma High School (PLHS) girls’ softball team.

The schedule couldn’t have been much worse for the quartet of PLHS seniors — and the scoreboard reflected their dilemma.

Down 6-0 after two innings and 9-0 after four, the Lady Pointers were exiting the Bonita Vista parking lot before 2 p.m. after a 10-1 thrashing. Jenna Vargas drove in the lone Pointers run with a fifth-inning single.

The Barons (34-1 overall, 9-1 in Mesa League) are ranked fourth in California and went on to play for the CIF Championship May 28.

Still, hope was not lost. Other playoff results were much more favorable for the Pointers (23-9 overall, 8-2 Western League) as they defeated Southwest (El Centro) 2-1 at home. Vargas (single) and Katie McEachern (double) drove in the Pointer runs in the fifth inning for the “W. “

Southwest’s pitcher issued five walks to go with seven Pointer hits.

Following the Bonita Vista game, the Pointers eliminated Scripps Ranch, also by a 2-1 score May 24.

This win sent the ladies into a fourth-round elimination game on May 26 against Westview (13-13 overall, 3-7 in Palomar League). After ousting the Wolverines by a 6-2 margin, the Lady Pointers were required to play a second game at 7:30 p.m. against West Hills.

In a tense battle, the Pointers came up one run short, dropping a 2-1 nailbiter to the Wolf Pack.

The four Lady Pointer seniors finishing their prep careers are Ashley Nelson, Justine Otsuka, Jill Duran and Cora Trofy.
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