Ashby had two hits and scored a pair of runs to lead the East All-Star Team to an 8-5 victory against the West on Tuesday afternoon in the sixth rendition of the San Fernando Valley All-Star Classic at Birmingham High.
Ashby, the reigning All-Area Softball Player of the Year, also recorded a combined three assists and two putouts at third base and shortstop.
"It's great to come out here and be a part of it," said Ashby, who was named the Pacific League's most valuable player for the second season in a row. "A lot of great players are here and have passed through here and it's a nice way to end my [high school] career."
Ashby helped the East get going in the bottom of the first after starting the game at third base. Ashby lined a single to right center and came home when Jenna Kelly of Saugus hit a grand slam off West starting pitcher Sophia Perez of Simi Valley to give the East a 4-0 lead. Later in the inning, Ashby was inserted as a courtesy runner and scored on a two-run double by Valencia's Caitlin Rooney to make it 6-0.
After a solo home run by Thousand Oaks' Paris Shipp trimmed the deficit to 6-1 in the second, Ashby and the East had a quick response in their half of the inning. San Fernando's Melinda Robertson had a run-scoring double to drive in Quartz Hills' Destine King to make it 7-1 before Ashby hit a ground-ball single on an 0-2 pitch just inside first base to score King to extend the advantage to 8-1.
"With my first hit, I just wanted to get on base and have them get me in," said Ashby, who finished two for three and helped the East snap a three-game losing skid in the event. "With the second hit, I wanted to put the ball in play and the ball stayed fair."
The West scored three runs in the fourth to make it 8-4 and added another run in the seventh to close out the scoring.