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Monte Vista Wins NCS Round 1, Beats Liberty 2-1

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Monte Vista Wins NCS Round 1, Beats Liberty 2-1

Jordan Maddox belted a 1-run homerun over the center field fence in the bottom of the sixth and Monte Vista held on to beat Liberty 2-1 in the first round of the NCS playoffs. The Mustangs starter Mackenzie Murphy doesn’t need much help when she is on the rubber and she showed it on Wednesday against Liberty. Seven strong innings by Murphy carried Monte Vista to a 2-1 victory over Liberty in seven innings. Maddox continued with the hot bat for the Mustangs, hitting her second homerun in as many games. After a quick strike from Liberty in the top of the fourth, Monte Vista responded with one run in the bottom of the fourth, an RBI single by Erin Yoshino that scored Alicia Yoshino. The Mustangs face Heritage High in Brentwood on Friday in the second round of the NCS...

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MV Beats San Ramon Valley in Shootout, 13-8

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MV Beats San Ramon Valley in Shootout, 13-8

Scoreboard operators were busy at SRV on Thursday as Monte Vista and San Ramon Valley combined for 21 runs. The Mustangs eventually won the offensive battle 13-8 in seven innings. There were 33 hits, including seven extra base hits in the game. The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to nine lead changes in the game. Monte Vista finally managed to grab the lead after a strong sixth inning. MV went up for good on an RBI single by Alicia Yoshino, plating Mackenzie Murphy. Jordan Maddox racked up three RBIs on three hits for Monte Vista Mustangs Varsity. She singled in the third and sixth innings and homered in the seventh inning. Murphy struck out five, walked one and surrendered 13 hits on her way to victory. The top of the first saw Monte Vista take an early lead, 2-0. The Mustangs’ threat began with a single by Lindsay Rood. A stolen base then moved Rood from first to second. Monte Vista pushed more runs across when Maddox scored on an RBI double by Yoshino. San Ramon Valley answered Monte Vista’s top inning with three runs of its own in the first. San Ramon Valley scored on 2 RBI singles and an RBI double. After another quick strike from Monte Vista, San Ramon Valley responded with three runs in the third, one run in the fourth, and then followed it up with one more in the sixth. Monte Vista tied the game in the fifth on a two-run single by Rood that scored Erin Yoshino and Mikayla Mills. Going into the top of the 7th and clinging to a 1 run lead, Monte Vista’s Jordan Maddox provided the power and extra insurance runs by hitting a 3 run homerun to center field, which closed out the scoring. Monte Vista finished the regular season with a league record of 9-5, and an overall record of 16-8. The Mustangs will find out their opening round NCS opponent Sunday evening and will be playing either Tuesday 5/26 or Wednesday...

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Mustangs Lose 4-1 to Amador

Posted by on 10:33 pm in 2015 News | 0 comments

Mustangs Lose 4-1 to Amador

Mackenzie Murphy went 2-3, but Monte Vista still fell to Amador 4-1 in seven innings on Tuesday at Amador Valley High. Murphy pitched six innings, walked three, struck out four, and allowed four runs. The game’s last lead went to Amador thanks to a second inning rally that saw one run cross the plate on an RBI triple by Ashley Balestreri. Monte Vista scored its only run of the game on an RBI single by Jordan Maddox in the sixth...

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MV Makes Most of 8 Hits, Wins 7-5 over Carondelet

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MV Makes Most of 8 Hits, Wins 7-5 over Carondelet

Monte Vista and Carondelet both had scoring chances on Friday, but it was Monte Vista that was able to capitalize on them as it pulled out a 7-5 win on “Senior Day” at MV, the final home game of the regular season. Carondelet had 11 hits compared with the Mustangs eight, but Carondelet stranded eight runners on base. Monte Vista staved off Carondelet as Carondelet was unable to match MV Varsity down the stretch. Carondelet scored four runs in the fifth on a two-run home run and a two-run single. Despite its efforts, Carondelet couldn’t finish the comeback. Monte Vista was led by Jordan Maddox‘s hitting. Maddox went 2-3, drove in one and scored one run. She doubled in the first inning and singled in the third inning. Mackenzie Murphy recorded the win for Monte Vista even though she allowed five runs over seven innings. Murphy struck out four, walked one and gave up 11 hits. The top of the first saw Carondelet take an early lead, 1-0. It didn’t take long for Monte Vista to answer as it scored one run of its own in the first, an RBI double by Maddox. Monte Vista never trailed after scoring two runs in the second on an RBI double by Tressa Schroth and an RBI single by Lindsay Rood. The Mustangs Varsity tacked on another four runs in the third. Erin Yoshino started the inning with a single, scoring Murphy and...

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MV Falls to Livermore After 9 Innings

Posted by on 10:55 am in 2015 News | 0 comments

MV Falls to Livermore After 9 Innings

Mackenzie Murphy both hit and pitched well for Monte Vista, but it wasn’t enough as the Mustangs fell to Livermore 3-2 at Robertson Park on Tuesday. Murphy racked up two RBIs on three hits for MV. She singled in the first, third, and fifth innings. Murphy was a workhorse in the circle as well. She pitched 8 1/3 innings and allowed one earned run, six hits and two walks with one strike out. Monte Vista jumped out to an early lead, but was unable to hang on, loosing in extra innings. In the top of the third, Monte Vista scored what would be their only 2 runs. A single by Murphy, bringing home Tressa Schroth and Lindsay Rood started the inning. Livermore pushed one run across in the third inning and the fourth inning. Then, a ninth inning rally saw the winning run cross the plate on two...

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Monte Vista Scores Late, Beats Cal High 5-4

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Monte Vista Scores Late, Beats Cal High 5-4

Alicia Yoshino brought home the go-ahead run to give Monte Vista the lead in the sixth inning, as the Mustangs Varsity hung on to beat California High 5-4 on Thursday. Down 2 runs to 3 in the 6th inning, Jordan Maddox singled to start the inning. Danielle Morelan then reached first on a sac bunt error, moving Maddox to second. Yoshino then hit a double to center field, scoring both Maddox and Morelan to give the Mustangs a 4-3 lead. Monte Vista staved off California High as they were unable to match Monte Vista down the stretch. Cal scored 1 run in the bottom of the 7th, but with runners on second and third and 2 outs, the Mustang’s pitcher, Mackenzie Murphy, knocked down a hard hit ball up the middle and threw out the runner at first to end the game. Lindsay Rood led Monte Vista Mustangs Varsity’s offensive threat, as she got on base two times in the game. She scored two runs and had one RBI.The first run of the game came on the first pitch in the first inning. Leading off, Rood hit a ball to deep center and ran the bases for a standup inside the park homerun. Mackenzie Murphy got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. She allowed four runs over seven innings. She struck out five, walked none and surrendered six...

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MV Comes From Behind, Beats Granada 4-3

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MV Comes From Behind, Beats Granada 4-3

Mackenzie Murphy was strong at the plate and in the circle in carrying Monte Vista to a 4-3 victory over Granada on Tuesday at MV. Granada took an early lead on a 3 run home run in the top of the first, but Murphy homered in the bottom of the first after Lindsay Rood singled to start the inning, closing the gap to 3-2. The lead stayed with Monte Vista after the fourth inning when they scored two runs on an RBI single by Devon Parker, scoring Danielle Morelan and Erin Yoshino who both had 2 hits on the day. Murphy picked up the win for the Mustangs, pitching seven innings and allowing three earned runs, five hits and no walks while striking out...

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Mustangs Shut Out Foothill 5-0

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Mustangs Shut Out Foothill 5-0

Devon Parker went 3-3 at the plate as Monte Vista took home a 5-0 victory over Foothill at MV on Thursday. Parker singled in the second, fourth, and sixth innings and scored 2 runs to lead the Mustangs. Monte Vista’s Mackenzie Murphy kept Foothill off the scoreboard for all seven innings she was on the rubber. She pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on six hits. The Mustangs started the scoring in the second. The inning started after Erin Yoshino reached on a fly ball error to right field. Alicia Yoshino singled to center, followed by a single to right by Natalie Parker to load the bases. Tressa Schroth then walked, scoring Erin Yoshino. Lindsay Rood reached on a fielder’s choice with the throw going home to get Alicia Yoshino out. With the bases still loaded, Natalie Parker walked, scoring Devon Parker. Mackenzie Murphy then reached base on an error by the shortstop, allowing both Tressa Schroth and Lindsay Rood to score. The final run of the day came on one of two doubles by Lindsay Rood, scoring Devon Parker in the bottom of the...

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

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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...

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

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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....

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