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Islander Softball Runs Win-Loss-Tie Record To 14-0-1

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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:55 am

Last week the Islander Softball Team won twice, including a 7-4 road victory at La Jolla Country Day, followed by a second win in La Jolla two days later, this time against La Jolla High School. The Islanders won by the score of 22-4. That leaves Coronado with an overall record of 14-0-1, and undefeated in the City League at 3-0.

Off the field, Islander Head Softball Coach Tony Isabella stepped down from that position after 15 seasons with the softball program, 10 as head coach, due to health reasons. Isabella leaves the program with only one losing season over that time and a combined 200 wins at the JV and Varsity levels. Two years ago the Islanders, under the direction of Isabella, posted a record of 21-5, advancing to the Semi-Finals of CIF Division IV.

According to reports, Jenna Roulan led off the La Jolla Country Day game with a homer. The Islanders scored twice in the first, once in the second inning, with the big offensive frame coming in the fifth when the Islanders pushed three runners across the plate. Amelia Hawley, Janessa Hudson, and Courtney Williams all had RBIs in the fifth inning. In addition, multiple-hit games were turned in by Laiken Warner and Pita Lopez. Coronado stole seven bases in the game, with Hawley accounting for three of that total. On the mound, freshman lefty Marianne Akre scattered four hits and no earned runs over 5.1 innings for the win. Senior Cassidy Zolla pitched the final 1.2 innings in relief to earn the save.

Game Two from last week was a one-sided win for the Islanders against City League foe La Jolla. The 2019 edition of the Islanders has a combination of speed and hitting ability, which has frequently resulted in one-sided games this season. After Coronado scored nine runs in the third inning, to combine with the nine runs they scored in the first two innings, this game was a candidate for the 10-run mercy rule at the end of the fifth inning. Akre also showed she can swing the bat, as her three hits, which included a double and a homer, drove in a total of four runs.

The game was sufficiently one-sided that the coaching staff worked on a safety squeeze which may come in handy later in the season, with Hawley sprinting home to successfully complete the squeeze play. In the nine-run third inning, Sydney Dull, Williams, Lopez, Roulan and Hudson all had RBIs. Lopez had a homer in the second inning and Hudson hit a homer in the third inning. Coronado pounded out a total of 14 hits.

The amazing stat from last week was the Islanders had 14 stolen bases in the La Jolla game, with Hawley leading the way with four. A total of five different players stole a base in the game. Junior hurler Katelyn Smith pitched a five-inning complete game, yielding four runs on five hits, with five strikeouts and only one walk.

Currently the Islanders are undefeated in City League play and they are also the No. 1 ranked team in CIF Division III.

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