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By Jamie Stewart
The Shafter Press 

Lady Generals outscore opponents 34-0

 

Last updated 5/10/2022 at 8:19am | View PDF

Jamie Stewart | The Shafter Press

Nicole Chavez takes a swing.

The Shafter High Lady Generals softball team took a shutout win last week as they blanked the McFarland Cougars in two games by a combined score of 34-0. On April 29, Shafter shutout the Cougars, 16-0, following that performance on May 2 with an 18-0 victory.

In Friday's win, freshmen Miranda Asencio and Cassidy Torres combined to pitch a one-hit shutout of the Cougars. On the offensive side, , the Lady Generals had eight players with at least two hits in the game. Leading the way was Serenity Angulo, who went a perfect 4-4 at the plate, with six RBIs.

They also had an outstanding game in the field, committing no errors, while keeping all but three Cougar players off of the bases.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Lady Generals started the game with six runs in the first inning, and never looked back. They scored at least two runs in every inning, ending the game with six more runs in the fifth inning.

Torres led the way, going a perfect 3-3 at the plate. On the mound, Torres and Ascencio bettered their appearance on Friday, combining for a perfect game against the Cougars. They allowed no Cougar batters to reach first base.

The Lady Generals are now 6-3 in South Sequoia League play, gearing up for the upcoming Central Section Division V playoffs, where Shafter is currently ranked number two in the division. The Lady Generals are assured of a high seed for the playoffs, making it a likelihood of getting a homefield advantage for the majority of the playoffs. The Lady Generals are ranked ahead of all of the teams from Kern County in their division, behind only Orange Cove, from the West Sequoia League.

 

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