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Wednesday, Mar 26 2014 10:52 PM

Ridgeview rolls past MIra Monte

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Ridgeview's Alyssa Gonzales comes in to field the ball backed up by Jade Martinez as Mira Monte's runner Julissa Daniels attempts to beat the throw to 1st in their game Wednesday afternoon.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    With a little luck Mira Monte's runner makes it back to 2nd as Ridgeview's Angelina Meza attempted to make the play.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Mira Monte's Cheyenne Gutierrez makes a toss to 3rd base to get Ridgeview's Jacqulyn Martinez out in their Wednesday afternoon game.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Ridgeview's pitcher Samantha Mejia delivers a pitch against Mira Monte Wednesday.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Mira Monte's Cheyenne Gutierrez fires to 1st to get the runner out in their game against Ridgeview Wednesday.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Mira Monte's Cheyenne Gutierrez stops the ball infield as she looks to throw to 1st in their game against Ridgeview Wednesday.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Ridgeview's Jade Martinez fires to 1st base against Mira Monte Wednesday afternoon.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Mira Monte's Cheyenne Gutierrez hustles to catch a fly ball in their game against Ridgeview Wednesday afternoon.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Mira Monte's catcher Kathryn Alderete gets a fly ball in their game against Ridgeview Wednesday afternoon.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Mira Monte's Alyssa Barela prepares to deliver a pitch against Ridgeview Wednesday afternoon.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    No need for Mira Monte's Kathryn Alderete to slide back to 3rd as the throw doesn't come to Ridgeview's Jade Martinez in their softball game Wednesday afternoon.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Ridgeview's Alyssa Gonzales comes in from her 1st base position to catch a fly ball in their game against Mira Monte Wednesday afternoon.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Mira Monte runner Cassandra Walker avoids being hit by the ball as she runs to 2nd and Ridgeview's Jacqulyn Martinez keeps her eyes on the ball in their game Wednesday afternoon.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Ridgeview's Genisis Maceda works a center field hit as Sirena Perez backs her up in their game against Mira Monte Wednesday afternoon.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Mira Monte's Brianna Paredez decides not to throw to 1st for a possible double play after getting Ridgeview's Angelina Meza out at 2nd in their softball game Wednesday afternoon.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    The ball gets past Mira Monte's Julissa Daniels, as it doesn't take much of a bounce in their game against Ridgeview Wednesday afternoon.

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BY ZACH EWING Californian staff writer zewing@bakersfield.com

The only thing that can stop Ridgeview's softball offense, it would appear, is a really big field.

Still, the Wolf Pack pounded out five doubles and three triples en route to a 7-2 victory at Mira Monte on Wednesday, marking the 10th time this season Ridgeview has scored at least seven runs.

"I can't complain," Wolf Pack coach Jerry Dumatrait said. "It's a huge field; otherwise we might have hit three or four home runs. But they were playing us back to the fence and we just hit."

Trinidad Lee led the charge with three doubles, and Angelina Meza had a double and a triple. Meza and Kacie Salazar led off the top of the seventh inning with back-to-back triples, extending a 4-0 Ridgeview lead and essentially putting the game out of reach for the Wolf Pack, which improved to 11-2, 3-0 in the South Yosemite League.

Ridgeview has scored six or more runs in each of its 11 wins. It was held to one combined run in losses to Fresno-Edison and Taft.

"They have three tough outs every time through the order, and they always seem to get up with runners on," Mira Monte coach Manuel Alderete said. "You just can't make mistakes against them, or they'll hurt you."

Alyssa Gonzales, who leads the area with nine home runs, tripled in the first inning, when Ridgeview jumped to a 3-0 lead, and Genesis Rincon added a double.

In all, Ridgeview has 90 extra-base hits on the season.

"These girls just love to hit," Dumatrait said.

Meanwhile, sophomore Samantha Mejia struck out seven and allowed six hits.

"Their pitching's good, too," Alderete said. "Sam is formidable."

Mira Monte (8-7, 1-1), missing two starters because of injuries, didn't score until pitcher Alyssa Barela helped her own cause with a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.

"It was a little morale-builder," Alderete said.

"We're not going to lay down for anyone. We're going to play every out, every inning."

That hasn't been enough against Ridgeview, which is undefeated in league play since the new version of the SYL was formed in 2010.

"We haven't lost in three seasons, and we're hoping to make it four seasons," Dumatrait said.

But the Wolf Pack have bigger goals, too; they won a Central Section Division III championship in 2011 but were stopped by Garces in the semifinals last season, Ridgeview's first in Division II.

"That's what we're building for," Dumatrait said.

"We'll go up against Division I schools in Clovis (at a spring break tournament next month), but Division II is really tough. We'll have to be ready."

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