Diamond Bar freshman Kailey Duran put down a squeeze bunt single that scored Brianna Gonzalez to tie it up 1-1 in the top of the fourth inning, but Los Altos walked away with a 7-1 Hacienda League win April 17 at Los Altos High.
The Conquerors (3-1-1, 10-6-1) drew a total of eight walks and tallied eight hits, including a three-run double by Vanessa Montezuma and two-run homer by Alyssa Villalpando to secure the victory.
The Brahmas (7-8-1, 3-2) were without their top pitcher Dani Wilson (shoulder injury) and backup pitcher Julie Wilson (head injury). Brianna Gonzalez (0-1) stepped up as the starter, giving up three runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings to take the loss, while Briana Martinez went 1 2/3 innings and gave up four runs on three hits.
Jennipher Solis earned the pitching win for Los Altos after allowing one run on four hits and striking out four and walking four in 5 2/3 innings. Freshman Celeste Wood recorded the save by striking out two in 1 1/3 innings of relief.
California High School Softball - Diamond Bar Los Altos
(April 17, 2012: Hacienda Heights, CA 91745) In Tuesday's league outing, the host Los Altos Conquerors softball team scored a close 7-1 win over the Diamond Bar Brahmas.
Coming up next, the Conquerors battle the Walnut Mustangs (Walnut, CA) in a Hacienda outing, on Thursday, April 19. Los Altos will attempt to upgrade on its 12-6 season record. The Mustangs enter the outing with a 2-13 record after their 9-5 league loss to Diamond Ranch (Pomona, CA).
The Brahmas (7-8) will now prepare for their outing against West Covina (West Covina, CA). The Bulldogs enter the Hacienda outing with a 10-7 record. In their last outing, West Covina tipped Diamond Ranch (Pomona, CA), 18-5, in a league outing.