SFT: Royals bash St. Joseph to pickup first win

The San Marcos softball team picked up its first victory of the season in emphatic fashion on Thursday afternoon. The Royals defeated St. Joseph 12-1 in a non league matchup in Santa Maria.

“It was great to see the team break out with a nice hitting performance with eight out of nine starters getting hits,” said San Marcos head coach Jeff Swann.

The Royals were led by a fantastic performance from Aliyah Huerta-Leipner, who finished 3-for-4 with a home run, 2 RBIs  and 3 runs scored. Along with this, Huerta-Leipner (1-0) pitched a gem with 5 strikeouts.

“More importantly, I was pleased to see that our defense played a solid game,” added Swann. “St. Joseph put the ball in play often, forcing our defense to complete several difficult plays.”

San Marcos had a big day at the plate, swatting 15 hits. Hailee Rios went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored. Cara Christian also went 3-for-4 and had two RBIs. Hailey Fryklund had a double and two RBIs, Sarah Douglas also drove in a pair of runs and had two hits while Sienna Berlinger hit a home run.

With the victory, the Royals improve to (1-1 overall) this season. San Marcos host Santa Paula on Saturday.