Encinal Starts Softball Season with Fireworks

Yenju Chen--Encinal Senior Maddie Leung had 6 RBIs in a 30-5 win over Irvington on March 3.

Encinal Starts Softball Season with Fireworks

The Encinal High School (EHS) softball team’s season opener against Irvington High of Fremont on Thursday, March 3, was decided after the top of the first inning. Encinal being the road team batted in the top of the first inning. Before the teams switched sides the Jets led 11-0.

What’s even more head scratching is that was not the Jets’ highest run total in an inning in the game. They scored 14 runs in the top of the third inning. The Jets led 30-3 at the of the third. The Vikings scored a run in the fourth and fifth innings. By then the mercy rule went into effect. The mercy rule comes into play after the fifth inning.

EHS senior Maddy Leung went 6-for-6 with six RBIs in the game. Fellow senior Stella Cashin and sophomore Lola Whalen were second on the team with four RBIs.

The Jets look to continue their hot streak against Acalanes High of Lafayette Thursday, March 10.

Alameda High School
Alameda High School softball team could not complete the comeback in its 3-2 loss to Redwood High of Larkspur Saturday, March 5.
The Hornets trailed, 3-0, heading into the top of the seventh and final inning. The Hornets scored two runs to cut the deficit to 3-2. However, Alameda could not take the lead in the final inning. The Hornets (1-2) will look to rebound against Irvington on Friday, March 11.

St. Joseph Notre Dame
The St. Joseph Notre Dame softball team lost its season opener, 11-0, to Moreau Catholic of Hayward on March 1.