The Mustangs scored four runs in the fifth on a two-run double by Lindsay Rood and an RBI single by Jordan Maddox to put Rodriguez away en route to a 10-2 win on Monday. Rood had three extra-base hits for Monte Vista.
Mackenzie Murphy’s seven strikeouts helped MV to the victory. Murphy allowed two earned runs, five hits and no walks over seven innings.
Monte Vista’s Murphy, Rood and Maddox combined for nine hits and seven RBIs.
A second inning rally by the Mustangs started the scoring when two runs crossed the plate on a two-run error.
What proved to be the game winning run came in the third inning on a 2-out RBI single by Danielle Morelan, scoring Kiana Mills.
MV added two more runs in the top of the fourth when Rood started the inning with a double, bringing home Devon Parker. That was followed up by Murphy’s single, plating Rood.
All combined, Monte Vista had 14 hits from 7 players and did not commit a single defensive error.