2015 News

Monte Vista Beats San Ramon in Extra Innings, 3-2

Posted by on 10:14 pm in 2015 News | 0 comments

Monte Vista Beats San Ramon in Extra Innings,  3-2

Alicia Yoshino drove home the winning run to give Monte Vista the walk-off victory over San Ramon in the bottom of the ninth inning on Tuesday. Danielle Morelan walked to get on base in the ninth and then went from first to second on a groundout by Erin Yoshino. Alicia Yoshino had a hot bat for Monte Vista, going 3-5, drove in the winning run and scored one run. Lindsay Rood reached base four times in the game for Monte Vista, including a double in the first inning. The Mustangs relied on Mackenzie Murphy to eat up innings en route to the win. Murphy pitched nine innings and allowed no earned runs, seven hits and one walk while striking out two. The bottom of the first saw Monte Vista take an early lead, 1-0. The rally started when Rood doubled and moved to on a passed ball. Natalie Parker then singled, scoring Rood. The Mustangs Varsity scored their second run of the game on an RBI triple by Tressa Schroth, bringing home...

read more

MV Takes Lead Into 7th, Loses to Amador 4-2

Posted by on 11:52 pm in 2015 News | 0 comments

MV Takes Lead Into 7th,  Loses to Amador 4-2

Monte Vista lost a hotly contested 4-2 game in seven innings on Thursday at MV after surrendering the lead in the seventh inning. Danielle Williams got the win for Amador. She allowed one run over four innings. She struck out nine, walked none and surrendered two hits. Mackenzie Murphy ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. She walked three, struck out three, and allowed four runs. Amador jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second, but Monte Vista countered with a run in the bottom of the third after Amador committed an error on a ground ball by Mackenzie Murphy that allowed Rood to score from second base. The Mustangs took the lead in the bottom of the 5th after Rood singled and eventually scored on a base hit by Jordan Maddox. The 1 run lead heading into the top of the 7th was not enough for Monte Vista as Amador scored 3 times and held on for a 4-2 victory....

read more

Mustangs Make Most of 5 Hits in 3-2 Victory Over Carondelet

Posted by on 10:31 pm in 2015 News | 0 comments

Mustangs Make Most of 5 Hits in 3-2 Victory Over Carondelet

Monte Vista and Carondelet both threatened with rallies, but it was Monte Vista that eventually took advantage of them in a 3-2 win at Oak Park Middle School on Tuesday. Carondelet got eight hits compared with just five for MV, but Carondelet stranded seven on base. Monte Vista would not relinquish the lead as Carondelet was unable to weather a three-run fifth inning deficit. Natalie Parker had two RBIs for Monte Vista; a sacrifice in the first and a triple in the fifth inning. Mackenzie Murphy got the win for the Mustangs. She allowed two runs over seven innings, struck out one, walked one and surrendered eight hits. Monte Vista never trailed after scoring in the first inning. The Mustangs tacked on another two runs in the fifth. The inning looked promising, as Parker tripled, bringing home Devon Parker to kick things off. That was followed up by Murphy’s single, scoring Parker. Carondelet made it close by scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th, but Murphy induced a groundball for the final out, stranding the tying run on second base and giving Monte Vista the...

read more

MV Holds On, Beats Livermore 4-3

Posted by on 10:24 pm in 2015 News | 0 comments

MV Holds On, Beats Livermore 4-3

The Mustangs withstood a late surge by Livermore and held on to beat Livermore 4-3 on Thursday at Monte Vista. The early innings were a pitchers dual until the 5th inning when Monte Vista scored 4. Malia Torres lead off the inning with a double to right -center field. Devon Parker then bunted for a single, moving Torres to third. Tressa Schroth then induced an illegal pitch, awarding Torres home plate and the first score of the game. Schroth eventually walked, followed by an intentional walk to Lindsay Rood to load the bases. Natalie Parker walked, scoring Devon Parker and giving Monte Vista a 2 run lead. Mackenzie Murphy then hit a line drive to the first baseman, who doubled off Natalie Parker at first. With runners on second and third, Jordan Maddox singled to center field, giving MV a 4 run lead after 5 innings. After 2 quick outs to start the top of the 7th, visiting Livermore hit back-to-back doubles to give the Cowboys their first run of the game. An error then allowed Livermore to score again, but Murphy struck out the next batter to give the Mustangs the 4-3...

read more

Mustangs Beat Cal 4-1

Posted by on 8:46 pm in 2015 News | 0 comments

Mustangs Beat Cal 4-1

Lindsay Rood went 2-2, helping Monte Vista to a 4-1 victory over California High on Tuesday at MV. Rood singled in the third inning and tripled in the fifth inning. Mackenzie Murphy got the win for the Mustangs thanks to seven strikeouts. Murphy allowed no earned runs on five hits and two walks over seven innings. MV survived California High’s surge and put up one run of its own in the first. Monte Vista scored on a groundout by Murphy. The lead stayed with MV after the third, when they scored one run on an RBI single by Natalie Parker. Monte Vista tacked on another two runs in the fifth. A double by Parker ignited the offense, bringing home...

read more

Rood Featured in Prep 2 Prep Story

Posted by on 8:23 am in 2015 News | 0 comments

Rood Featured in Prep 2 Prep Story

Monte Vista’s Rood thrives as multi-sport standout By NATE SMITH, Special to Prep2Prep Prep2Prep.com April 1, 2015 In an era of single-sport specialization, Monte Vista’s Lindsay Rood stands out as a beacon for all those who strive to excel in multiple arenas. Her message, though, is that success in multiple sports does not come easily, and requires a commitment that the majority are not willing to make. “I learned during my freshman year that I was going to always be busy,” said Rood, who has been a four-year varsity player for the Mustangs soccer and softball teams. “You have to accept the fact that you have to give things up, and that your social life takes a backseat.” Playing two sports that almost demand year-round specialization in today’s sporting world, Rood has found herself constantly juggling both her school teams and her off-season club teams. “As soon as I got into high school, it has always been high school practice or games or straight to club practice,” said Rood, who has also maintained a cumulative 3.5 GPA. “But the two sports have definitely complemented each other, have each made me a better overall athlete.” That overall athleticism is apparent in Rood’s accomplishments throughout her high school career. She scored 37 goals and 90 total points over her soccer career, as a starter on teams that won two North Coast Section titles and reached the title game in her other two seasons. And yet, it is softball which Rood will pursue next season at Cal. The shortstop has been a force on the diamond already this season, hitting .667 in the Mustangs’ first five games, with an amazing 1.872 OPS and four stolen bases. And her defense is nearly flawless; Rood committed just three errors in 94 chances last season. She has also been quick to make an impression on new coach Tony Bari, who took over at Monte Vista after four years at the helm for EBAL rival California. “She’s just a tremendous athlete,” said Bari, who described her as a complete package in softball. “She’s naturally athletic, and I’ve not known anyone else at her level for both sports.” Rood’s proficiency at both sports, however, transcends her ability to simply perform on the field. Knowing that she would have a new softball coach for her senior season, she made a point to stop by early practices and workouts, despite being in the middle of a playoff run with the soccer program. This enabled her to initiate communication and start building the coach-athlete relationship even before her season of sport officially began. After showing such prowess and dedication at the high school level in both sports, the conversation has arisen among the coaching staffs at Cal as to her ability to become a dual-sport athlete at the next level. The decision at this point is that Rood will focus on the transition to college softball and academics during her first year, but that the door is open for further discussion down the road. For now, the senior is simply focused on the success of the Mustangs as a team this spring, and her continual quest to get better as an individual. “I’m just really focusing on becoming better at the little things the rest of this spring,” said Rood....

read more

Late Runs by Granada, MV Loses 8-5

Posted by on 8:59 pm in 2015 News | 0 comments

Late Runs by Granada, MV Loses 8-5

Monte Vista won the hit battle 7-3 on Thursday, but couldn’t push enough runs across to get the win, instead losing 8-5 in seven innings to Granada at Granada High. Lindsay Rood racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Mustangs. Rood singled in the third inning, homered in the fifth inning, and doubled in the sixth inning. Mackenzie Murphy was a workhorse in the circle for Monte Vista. Murphy pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed no earned runs, three hits and no walks while striking out three. Monte Vista took a 5-3 lead into the 7th, but couldn’t hold the lead after giving up 5 runs in the bottom of the...

read more

Monte Vista Outhits Foothill in 6-1 Defeat

Posted by on 9:13 pm in 2015 News | 0 comments

Monte Vista Outhits Foothill in 6-1 Defeat

Playing a game rescheduled due to rain the previous day, Monte Vista lost 6-1 in seven innings at Foothill High on Wednesday, despite outhitting Foothill six to five. Foothill didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the first inning, scoring on a fielder’s choice and an RBI single. Mackenzie Murphy was charged with the loss, allowing 2 earned runs and 4 unearned runs in six innings, walked two and struck out five. Malia Torres had 2 hits, along with hits from Murphy, Lindsay Rood, Mikayla Mills and Devon...

read more

MV loses 9-3 to Alhambra to Finish 4th Overall

Posted by on 4:12 pm in 2015 News | 0 comments

MV loses 9-3 to Alhambra to Finish 4th Overall

On a cold and windy night, Monte Vista collected seven hits, but the Mustangs fell 9-3 to Alhambra playing for third place at the 2015 Livermore Stampede Tournament. Mackenzie Murphy racked up three RBIs on one hit for Monte Vista. She homered in the fifth inning with 2 runners on, giving MV a much needed boost. Alhambra went up for good in the first, scoring three runs on a groundout and a two-run single by, along with four more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Three runs in the top of the fifth helped Monte Vista close its deficit to 7-3 on the three-run home run by Murphy. Alicia Yoshino and Devon Parker had nice games at the plate, both collecting 2 hits each. Despite the 2 loses, Monte Vista performed very well at the 16 team tournament, finishing 4th place...

read more

Mustangs Fall to Livermore, 6-1

Posted by on 3:53 pm in 2015 News | 0 comments

Mustangs Fall to Livermore, 6-1

After going 3-0 in pool play, Monte Vista was one of four teams to qualify for the Championship Flight at the 2015 Livermore Stampede Tournament. Lindsay Rood did all she could to give Monte Vista a boost with a leadoff homerun in the first of 2 games, but it wasn’t enough to get past Livermore, as the Mustangs lost 6-1 in six innings. Livermore scored four in the 2nd and one run each in the 4th and the 5th. The lost meant that the Mustangs would play for third place against Alhambra High School in the night...

read more