Exeter picks up first two CSL wins

The Exeter girls softball team picked up its first two league wins last week bringing their CSL record to 2-1 halfway through the first of three rounds of play. The defending league champs started off last week with a 5-2 win at Central Valley Christian on Tuesday, March 19.

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hs played a steady six innings scoring their first run in the second then adding one in the fourth then again in the fifth while holding the Cavaliers runless. Exeter stretched their lead to 5-0 in the sixth inning. In the seventh, the Exeter’s bats stayed hot as they added their final run and the Cavaliers came alive a little too late scoring their only runs on a two-run hom
Exeter’s Hunter Johnson pitched the entire game, striking out two, walking two and giving up six hits. Freshman first baseman Vanessa Grimsley put out eight batters and the Exeter fielders allowed only three errors on the night.er but fell short in the 5-2 game.

At the plate, Exeter’s Gabrille Roa, Annalisa Hawk and Amanda Acosta each posted three hits and Hawk batted two runners in. Hawk and Roa each recorded a double.

The Monarchs totaled nine stolen bases against the Cavaliers, three of which came from Roa.

Exeter went on to take an 11-1 win at home against Immanuel on Thursday, March 21.

The Monarchs continued their busy schedule over the weekend defeating Laton 12-4 before falling to Redwood 4-3 and Tulare Western 2-1 in the Tulare Classic. Play continued on Monday and Tuesday. Scores were unavailable at press time.

Exeter will continue league play in Kingsburg on March 2 and currently hold an impressive 10-3 overall record.

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