LOS ANGELES — Crescenta Valley-Foothill Junior All-Star softball Coach Will Thayer thinks there may have been some nerves at play with his team, which opened the Southern California Division III Junior Softball Tournament Saturday.
Those nerves were quickly calmed by a number ofTri-Valley miscues – four errors, three passed balls and three wild pitches – that helped fuel a CVFH offense that had 13 hits, including multi-hit games from Alex Howard, Cailen Rodriguez and Camie Ellingford, in a 10-0 mercy-rule victory over five innings at Kent D. Mace Field in Westchester.
"The scoreboard says 10-0 and I don't want to seem egotistical, but I thought we could have played a lot better," Thayer said. "We left them off the hook a bunch of times with bases loaded. We were having trouble in the leadoff spot tonight, we had three strikeouts there and everyone has their bad games, but I thought we could have played better. I still feel we are a better hitting club than we showed tonight, even though we put 10 on the board."