SOUTH COUNTY — The Soledad High varsity softball team had 1-2 record last week as they defeated visiting Robert Louis Stevenson by an 18-8 score, lost 17-2 on the field to the Carmel Padres, and lost to the Padres a few days later because of a forfeit.
In the win over Stevenson the Lady Aztecs Sarah Gonzalez was the winning pitcher and helped herself with two hits, including a homerun. Alyssa Quesada hit a homerun in the contest and Lailah Sanchez-Vega was the third Soledad player to hit a homerun in the game. Evelin Ramirez contributed to the win with three hits and two runs batted in. Celeste Parra and Jennika Alcantar-Landeros hit doubles for Soledad.
The forfeit loss to Carmel came after Soledad was unable to field a team to play the Padres on Saturday. The game had been moved a few times from the original date, and when the date was changed to Saturday, the conflict in dates impacted the availability of many Soledad players because of commitment to religious education activities with families.
The losses cost Soledad as they fell to 4-8 in the Mission Trail Athletic League and 8-12 overall. The Lady Aztecs have just three games left in the league season and trail the second and third place teams by three games in the win column.