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SOFTBALL: Yingling tosses three-hitter to lift Gorman to bracket title

Dayton Yingling spun a three-hitter and wiggled out of a fourth-inning jam Saturday to help Bishop Gorman’s softball team to a 2-0 win over host Torrance (Calif.) in the Silver Bracket championship of the Torrance National Tournament.

The Tartars’ three hits all came in the fourth inning to load the bases with no outs. Yingling got a fielder’s choice to force a runner at home, and the Gaels picked off a runner at first before Yingling registered one of her four strikeouts in the game to end the threat.

Ashley Witucki doubled leading off the bottom of the first inning and scored Gorman’s first run, and Megan Coyle added a solo home run in the sixth inning for the Gaels.

Coyle and Shelby Estocado were named to the all-tournament team.

Bishop Gorman 4, Salem Hills (Utah) 1 — At Torrance, Calif., Samantha Stanfill tossed a four-hitter to lead the Gaels by Salem Hills in the Torrance National Tournament.

Stanfill struck out one and allowed only an unearned run in the top of the first inning.

Coyle went 2-for-3 with a double for Gorman.

Coronado 13, Stockdale (Calif.) 0 — At Torrance, Calif., Jaiden Johnson was 4-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs as the Cougars routed Stockdale in four innings in the Torrance National Tournament.

Danielle Amato was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs for Coronado.

Jillian James tossed a two-hitter for the Cougars.

Redondo Union (Calif.) 1, Coronado 0 — At Torrance, Calif., Redondo Union took advantage of an error, a walk and a single off the edge of the second baseman’s glove to score the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning and nip the Cougars in the Torrance National Tournament.

Amato allowed just four hits and an unearned run in 6 1/3 innings for Coronado.

Redondo Union (Calif.) 9, Green Valley 1 — At Torrance, Calif., the Sea Hawks had a seven-run fifth inning to down the Gators in five innings in the Torrance National Tournament.

Tara Hilton had the only hit for the Gators.

Stockdale (Calif.) 12, Green Valley 4 — At Torrance, Calif., the Mustangs used 15 hits to run away from the Gators in a five-inning game in the Torrance National Tournament.

Hilton was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Green Valley.

Centennial 7, Bingham (Utah) 5 — At Torrance, Calif., Heather Bowen went 2-for-4 with a triple, and the Bulldogs downed Bingham in the Torrance National Tournament.

Savannah Horvath and Lauren Stroman each went 2-for-3 for Centennial, which overcame an early 3-0 deficit.

Marina (Calif.) 2, Centennial 0 — At Torrance, Calif., Tera Blanco tossed a five-hitter to help Marina edge the Bulldogs in the Torrance National Tournament.

Sonja Lawrence was 2-for-3 for Centennial.

Legacy 14, Sunrise Mountain 3 — At Sunrise Mountain, Alyssa Sotelo went 4-for-5 with a home run, two triples and three RBIs as the Longhorns topped the Miners in six innings.

Kaila Haslem was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Kiani Elia-Mendiola had two doubles for Legacy.

Brittany Miller was 2-for-2, and Andrea Garner went 2-for-3 for Sunrise Mountain.

Cheyenne 21, Virgin Valley 1 — At Mesquite, Destiny Gain went 1-for-1 with a double and five RBIs as the Desert Shields routed the Bulldogs in four innings in the Desert Winds Tournament.

Courtney Gain was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Arleth Estrada went 1-f0r-2 with two RBIs for Cheyenne, which scored 10 runs in the first inning.

Jonnette Paddy tossed a three-hitter for Cheyenne.

Cheyenne 6, Moapa Valley 4 — At Mesquite, Sabrina Stafford’s single with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning plated Italy Mora with the go-ahead run as the Desert Shields topped the Pirates in five innings in the Desert Winds Tournament.

Cheyenne trailed 4-1 entering the fifth, but a pair of walks, followed by an RBI single by Paddy started a five-run rally.

A bases-loaded walk made it 4-3, and Paddy scored on a passed ball to tie the game before Stafford’s hit. Destiny Gain drew another bases-loaded walk to make it 6-4 just before the time limit expired.

Paddy was 3-for-3, and Brittany Leeds went 1-for-2 with a double for Cheyenne.

Makayla Jackson and Liz Robertson each went 2-for-3 for Moapa Valley.

Lincoln County JV 10, Mountain View 1 — At Mountain View, the Lynx junior varsity scored eight runs in the second en route to the win over the Saints in the Spring Slam.

Savannah Alley tripled and Amanda Estores doubled for Mountain View.

Lincoln County JV 12, Calvary Chapel 2 — At Mountain View, the Lynx junior varsity held the Lions hitless en route to the win in the Spring Slam.

Laughlin 27, Calvary Chapel 3 — At Mountain View, the Cougars scored 16 runs in the second inning and routed the Lions in the Spring Slam.

Laughlin 12, Lake Mead 0 — At Mountain View, the Cougars didn’t allow a hit, and scored eight runs in the third en route to the four-inning win in the Spring Slam.

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