Jun 1, 2013 2:04 AM by Bill Halter

Righetti softball wins CIF Championship Game

The Righetti softball team beat Sunny Hills, 6-2 in Irvine to capture the CIF Southern Section Division-3 title. The Warriors improve to 27-7 after winning a 14th straight game. It was Righetti's first softball championship since 1982.

The game was scoreless before the Warriors scored four runs in the fourth inning. That was enough for pitcher Katie Chenault who held Sunny Hills to just a pair of runs. Chenault struck out 12 Lancers and scattered 3 hits.

Breanna Timmons led the Warriors with 3 hits and 2 RBI.

Sierra Betts got Righetti on the board first in the fourth with a basehit to left to score Briana Alvarez. Mariah Zaragoza scored on a wild pitch to make it 2-0. Teanna Silveria gave Righetti a 3-0 lead when she reached on an errant throw to first by the shortstop that allowed Betts to score. Silveria later scored on a RBI single from Timmons to cap the inning.

Sunny Hills scored twice in the fifth to cut the deficit in half, but Righetti responded with 2 runs in the sixth on a RBI single from Gladys Esparza and a run-scoring double from Timmons.

Righetti outscored its five opponents in the Division-3 playoffs, 43-6.



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