SFT: Top-ranked DP blanks Santa Barbara

Lani Evans pitched four no-hit innings and Monica Salas went 4-for-4 and drove in three runs, leading top-ranked Dos Pueblos to a 10-0 win over Santa Barbara in a a Channel League softball opener on Tuesday.

Evans struck out seven and walked one. She was relieved by Madison Pickett, who preserved the shutout. Pickett allowed two hits.

Salas had two doubles and scored run. She also robbed Santa Barbara’s Delaney Smith by diving to snare a line drive.

Jade Sinskul rapped a pair of doubles and scored twice for the Chargers (6-1), who are ranked No. 1 in CIF Division 4.

“The challenge today was not to let our guard down,” DP coach Jon Uyesaka said. “Santa Barbara has been on a streak and we didn’t want to be a part of it. The team goal today was a focus on fundamentals and discipline at the plate. Everyone on our roster did that; we got all 15 players in the game and everyone contributed.”

SB 000 000 – 0 2 3
DP 100 504 – 10 9 1

Smith and Harris. Evans, Pickett (5) and Sinskul, Catalan (5)
WP Evans (5-1). LP Smith
2B Salas 2. Sinskul 2.
RBI Salas 3. Willett 2. Sinskul. King. Pickett.