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SOFTBALL ROUNDUP — Local teams travel south to get in some games

Submitted photo – Kylee Fennell in action for the Huskies on Friday.

Several local teams were in action over the weekend, as the local softball season begins to build momentum.

The McKinleyville Panthers traveled south for a pair of games against Tamalpais and San Marin on Friday and came away with a split.

The Panthers, who are now 2-1, got the better of Tamalpais 3-1 before losing to San Marin 4-2.

The Eureka Loggers also were in action, losing 6-0 at St. Helena on Friday and bouncing back to split two games at Napa on Saturday.

The Loggers won game one against Napa 11-3 and dropped a close game two by a score of 5-4.

They are now 1-2 on the season.

The St. Bernard’s Crusaders, meanwhile got their first win of the season at Upper Lake on Thursday, winning 8-5.

The SB girls are also in action at the Cloverdale tournament, where they dropped their opener to the host school 12-2 on Friday, before bouncing back to beat Credo 16-7 on Saturday.

The Del Norte also were in action this weekend, beating Anderson 5-0 and Mt. Shasta 13-1, both on Friday.

Also on Friday, the Fortuna girls opened the Cloverdale tournament with a 15-2 win over Kelseyville.

No stats were immediately available for Eureka or St. Bernard’s, but we’ll have more on both of those teams in the coming days.

File photo – McKennah Sargent

McKinleyville 3, Tamalpais 1

San Marin 4, McKinleyville 2

Freshman McKennah Sargent continued her impressive start to her high school career with a second straight win at Tamalpais on Friday.

Sargent pitched all seven innings and did not give up an earned run, while striking out three and walking just one batter.

She also was one of six Mack players to hit successfully in the win, finishing 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Camryn Pinard, Bailee Box, Taya Gomes, Trinity Preston and Rebecca Barnett each also had a base hit in the win.

After three scoreless innings, the Panthers scored a run in three of the final four innings to take the victory.

Against San Marin, the Mack girls gave up an early run and trailed throughout although they kept it close.

Another freshman, Liana Stumpf, led the way at the plate and finished 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Pinard and Box each was 2-for-4, with Box also driving in a run.

Kennedy Minton and Mashell Stumpf each also had a hit in the loss.

Sargent took the loss in the circle, giving up just one earned run in six innings work, while striking out four and walking one.

Submitted photo

Fortuna 15, Kelseyville 2

The Huskies improved to 4-0 on the season with a tournament-opening win at Cloverdale on Friday.

Kylee Fennell continued to impress in the win, both in the circle and at the plate.

The senior leader pitcher a complete game for the win, allowing just six hits and striking out four, while also finishing 4-for-4 at the plate with a double and two RBIs.

The Huskies also played on Saturday, although no details were immediately available.

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