Recap: Team Mulipola sweeps win points to close out Series 2
SAN DIEGO — Usually, it’s the pitching circle where Rachel Garcia does her best work. But, in Monday’s AUX Softball Series Two finale, it was her play in the batter’s box that helped her team to a victory.
Garcia accrued 216 leaderboard points after going 1-for-2 with two runs batted in and a run scored along with earning MVP 1 honors as Team Mulipola handed Team Gibson its second straight shutout with a 5-0 verdict at SDSU Softball Stadium.
The win allowed Team Mulipola to split its four games in the series, while Team Gibson dropped to 0-4, including a pair of losses on Monday.
Garcia was one of seven Team Mulipola starters to record at least one hit. Middle infielder Sierra Romero went 2-for-4 while fellow middle infielder Caleigh Clifton added a 2-for-3 effort with a run scored and an RBI.
Pitcher Georgina Corrick pitched three innings of one-hit ball, earning MVP 2 honors, while Carrie Eberle (2-3) earned the win in the circle, throwing 2.0 innings of hitless relief with two strikeouts and a walk.
Outfielder Jazmyn Jackson registered the lone hit for Team Gibson in the loss. Pitcher Aleshia Ocasio (0-2) suffered the loss after conceding four runs on four hits over 3.2 innings with two strikeouts.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Team Mulipola used a four-run outburst in the fourth inning to build a 4-0 lead it did not relinquish. The squad sent nine batters to the plate and used a two-run single by Garcia, an RBI double from Clifton and a run-scoring single by outfielder Haylie McCleney to surge ahead. A double by corner infielder Tori Vidales upped the lead to 5-0 one inning later.
Despite scoring 130 points in the victory, team captain Dejah Mulipola just missed being a team captain for the second straight week and holds fourth place on the league standings heading into the final series.
Team Gibson becomes the first team in AUX Softball history to lose all four of its games in a single series.
Team Gibson was held to a league season-low one hit in the loss.
The teams combined to leave 11 runners on base.
- #1 – Rachel Garcia (Team Mulipola, +60)
- #2 – Georgina Corrick (Team Mulipola, +40)
- #3 – Caleigh Clifton (Team Mulipola, +20)
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