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DUNCKEL IS PCAC'S WOMEN'S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

SAN DIEGO (5-15-2916) – Palomar freshman softball second baseman Brienna Dunckel has been honored as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women's Athlete of the Week for the week that ended on Sunday.

Dunckel, a freshman second baseman from Valley Center High School and a second-generation Comet whose parents are former Palomar, San Diego State and Angels minor league baseball outfielder Billy Dunckel and former Palomar and San Diego State softball  infielder Christie Westerlund, helped the Comets to the championship game of the Cypress Super Regional.

Dunckel, the PCAC Player of the Year, went 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI as the Comets reached the title game with a 6-1 victory over Cerritos. The following day, in the Super Regional championship game against the Southern California No. 1 seeded Chargers, she singled and scored the tying run in the fifth inning to pull the Comets even at 2-2. But Cypress answered with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to defeat the defending state champions 3-2, reaching the upcoming weekend’s State Final Four in Bakersfield.

Dunckel hit .471 on the season with four doubles, five triples, five home runs 30 RBIs and 30 steals on 31 attempts as the Comets went 37-7. During Palomar’s 18-0 PCAC championship season, she hit .600 as the Comets won their 33rd conference title.

EVANS IS HONORED AS PCAC WOMEN’S ATHLETE OF WEEK

SAN DIEGO (5-04-2016) – The Pacific Coast Athletic Conference has selected Palomar softball pitcher Summer Evans as Women’s Athlete of the Week for the week of April 25-May 1.

Evans, coach Lacey Craft’s sophomore right-hander from Escondido High School and two-time conference Pitcher of the Year, two-time first-team all-state selection and Most Valuable Player n the 2015 CCCAA State Tournament as the Comets won their second California championship in three years, pitched a four-hit shutout in the last game of the regular season, a 9-1 win over San Diego Mesa in six innings.

With the win, Evans and her teammates won the PCAC champonship by seven games over runner-up Grossmont. Evans finished the regular season with a 30-5 win-loss record and a 1.44 ERA for 184 1/3 innings. It was Palomar’s 33rd conference softball title.

The Comets (33-5) are seeking their sixth state title this season and are entering the Southern California Community College playoffs this weekend, hosting Santa Ana in a best 2-of-3 playoff series beginning Saturday at 2 p.m. A second game will be played at noon Sunday, with a third game, if necessary to follow.  

SOFTBALL TEAM TO HOST SANTA ANA IN REGIONALS

SAN MARCOS (4-30-2016) – No. 4 Southern California seed Palomar (33-5) will host No. 13 seed Santa Ana (20-20) on Saturday and Sunday in a best-of-3 series to begin the SoCal Regional Playoffs.

Saturday’s game will be played at 2 p.m. The teams will play game 2 on Sunday at noon, with a third game, if necessary, to follow.

Cypress (35-5) is the No. 1 seed in Southern California. The No. 2 seed, Santiago Canyon (32-7), and No. 3 seed, Mt. SAC (35-5) are in the other half of the bracket. The two survivors of the two brackets will move on to the Super Regional round the following weekend. The two Super Regional winners will move on to the CCCAA State Championship Final Four the following weekend at Bakersfield College.

Other teams in the defending state champion Comets’ half of the bracket are No. 5 seed Cerritos (28-12), No. 8 Grossmont (28-12-1), No. 9 Santa Barbara City College (28-11) and No. 12 Southwestern (24-15-1). Teams in the other half of the bracket, along with Rancho Santiago and Mt. SAC, are No. 6 College of the Canyons (29-11), No. 7 El Camino (27-13), No. 10 Fullerton (22-17) and No. 11 Moorpark (28-8).

There also are two Tuesday play-in games, involving No. 15 Ventura (26-13), No. 16 Long Beach City College (22-18), No. 17 Bakersfield (18-21-1) and No. 18 Rio Hondo (16-24). The highest-seeded play-in winner will play Rancho Santiago next weekend. The second-highest seed will play Cypress.

DUNCKEL’S BAT, EVANS’ ARM LEAD PC PAST CERRITOS

NORWALK (4-20-2016) – Brie Dunckel (left) homered, doubled and singled and Summer Evans pitched a complete game five-hitter for her 28th win as state No. 6-ranked Palomar defeated No. 9 Cerritos 4-3 in a non-conference softball game on Wednesday.

Dunckel finished 3-for-4 on the day. Katy McJunkin doubled, drove in two runs and had a sacrifice bunt. Mo Lopez doubled and scored a run. Bailey Romano and Taylour Fa’asua each added a single.

Palomar (29-5) scored two runs in the third inning as McJunkin doubled to drive in Herrera, who had reached base on a fielder’s choice, and Dunckel, who had doubled. The Comets scored their third run in the fourth inning on Lopez’ double, Romano’s single and a passed ball.

Dunckel then hit a solo home run in the fifth.

PC BURIES MSJ WITH 7-RUN FIRST; MOORE DRIVES IN 4

MENIFEE (4-06-2016) -- Visiting Palomar scored seven runs in the top of the first inning on five hits and four walks on Wednesday and continued on to a 12-1 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference victory over Mt. San Jacinto.

Brienna Dunckel and Brooke Huddleson singled back-to-back to lead off the game for the Comets (23-4, 13-0 in conference). After four consecutive walks, Taylor Moore deposited a bases-loaded triple into the right-centerfield gap, and coach Lacey Craft's club was off and running.

For the game, Moore went 2-for-4 with a triple, a double and four RBIs. Dunckel (2-for-3, walk, three stolen bases, RBI) and Katy McJunkin (2-for-3, double, two RBIs) also had multiple hits.

Mo Lopez doubled and walked, and Bailey Romano singled, walked twice and also contributed a sacrifice fly and RBI.

EVANS, FA'ASUA THROW SHUTOUT IN MERCY-RULE WIN

SAN MARCOS (3-30-2016) -- Brienna Dunckel went 4-for-4, Nani Leonui drove in three runs and Palomar run-ruled visiting San Diego City College 9-0 in five innings on Wednesday as Summer Evans and Trinity Fa'asua combined to throw a four-hit shutout.

Evans (22-2) threw the first four innings to record the win and Fa'asua came on to pitch the fifth inning. Evans worked her way out of a bases-loaded situation in the top of the first and the Knights were basically finished for the afternoon as coach Lacey Craft's club advanced to 22-2 on the season and 12-0 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

Dunckel, Leonui and Taylour Fa'asua contributed doubles for conference leaders. Leonui, Taylour Fa'asua (2 RBIs) and Iesha Hill (2 RBIs) all went 2-for-3 on the day. Dunckel also drove in a run. Brooke Huddleson, Moriah Lopez and Briana Moreno each contributed a hit, rounding out a 13-hit attack for the Comets.

Palomar jumped on top with six runs in the bottom of the first and added two runs in the second inning and another run in the third.

DUNCKEL, MOORE GO COMBINED 6-FOR-8 IN SLUGFEST 

SAN MARCOS (3-29-2016) -- Brienna Dunckel and Tayler Moore combined to go 6-for-8 on Tuesday as Palomar won a wild 15-9 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match-up from visiting San Diego Mesa.

Dunckel went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Moore was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored as the two teams knocked out a combined 30 hits.

The first-place and defending state champion Comets (21-2, 11-0) and second-place Olympians (20-9, 6-4) had 15 hits apiece. By the time the windy afternoon was over, Palomar had stretched its conference lead over the Olympians to 4 1/2 games.

The Comets jumped out to a 7-0 lead after one inning, but Mesa closed the gap to 10-9 after four.

Also for Palomar, which hosts San Diego City College on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Nani Leonui was 2-for-3 with a double and 3 RBIs. Bailey Romano was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Brooke Huddleson was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Moriah Lopez, Taylor Willis and Britney Huerta each had a hit and an RBI

Summer Evans survived a rocky start to shut out the Olympians over the last three innings.

         Iesha Hill

AOTW HILL HAS 4-FOR-4 GAME, HR BY FA'ASUA HELP PC WIN 8-1

SAN MARCOS (3-22-2016) (3-28-2016) -- Iesha Hill went 4-for-4, Brooke Huddleson doubled twice in going 3-for-4 and Taylour Fa'asua homered on Thursday, lifting Palomar to an 8-1 non-conference softball victory over visiting Santa Ana.

Hill was named Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women's Athlete of the Week for her performance 

Summer Evans advanced to 19-2 on the season, pitching a complete game five-hitter.

Katy McJunkin was 2-for-4, doubled and scored three runs. Hill, Moriah Lopez and Fa'asua each drove in two runs.

Bailey Romano, Lopez and Briana Moreno also hit safely as the Comets (19-2) utilizied a 13-hit attack to rebound from Saturday's 1-0 non-conference loss at El Camino College that broke their 18-game winning streak.

ROMANO IS 4-FOR-4 AS COMETS PICK UP WIN NO. 20

IMPERIAL (3-20-2016) --  Catcher Bailey Romano went 4-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and an RBI on Wednesday as the visiting Palomar softball team defeated Imperial Valley 15-4 in a five-inning mercy-rule game.

The Comets upped their record to 20-2 overall, 10-0 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

Iesha Hill was 3-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBIs and Brienna Dunckel went 3-for-5 with two RBIs as Palomar banged out 21 hits.

Marisa Herrera went 2-for-2, doubled and drove in two runs. Britney Huerta was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.Katy McJunkin also had two hits. Trinity Fa'asua had a base hit and two RBIs. Nani Leonui singled in her only at-bat and drove in a run.

Summer Evans ran her pitching record to 20-2, throwing one-hit, shutout ball over the first three innings. Fa'asua pitched the last two innings.

         Taylor Willis

COMETS ROLL TO 18TH WIN IN ROW 9-2 VS. JAGUARS

CHULA VISTA (3-18-2016) -- Palomar, ranked No. 4 in the state community college softball poll, rolled to its 18th win in a row on Friday, winning 9-2 on the road over Southwestern.

Taylor Willis led the Comets (18-1, 9-0 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference) by going 3-for-4 and scoring 2 runs.

Brooke Huddleson (2-for-4, 3 RBIs), Tayler Moore (2-for-4, 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored) and Brienna Dunckel (2-for-4, 3 runs scored) also contributed multiple hits.

Katy McJunkin had a double, 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Taylour Fa'asua singled and scored a run.

Summer Evans pitched shutout ball over the first 4 innings as she ran her win-loss record to 18-1. Trinity Fa'asua pitched the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to earn a save.

The Jaguars are 16-11-1, 4-5 in the PCAC.

       Brienna Dunckel

5 INNINGS LATER, COMETS HAVE 14TH WIN IN ROW

SAN DIEGO (3-04-2016) -- It was a familiar story for the Palomar softball team on Thursday. Another five-inning, run-rule victory.

Led by Brienna Dunckel and Iesha Hill with home runs, Coach Lacey Craft's Comets ran their win streak to 14 games with an 11-1 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference win over San Diego City College at Betty Hock Field. It was the fifth mercy-rule win for the defending state champions (14-1, 5-0 in conference) in their last eight games.

Dunckel went 2-for-4, drove in four runs and also had a steal, while Hill was 2-for-2 with three runs scored, two RBIs and a walk.

Winning pitcher Summer Evans scattered five hits over five innings, striking out four.

Bailey Romano went 2-for-2 with a sacrifice fly to drive in a run, and Taylor Willis was 2-for-3 as the Comets banged out 10 hits. Katy McJunkin contributed a single and also drove in a run with a sac fly. Taylour Fa'asua singled and had an RBI.

        Summer Evans

HUDDLESON DRIVES IN 5 MORE AS COMETS WIN BY18-0

RANCHO CUCAMONGA (3-03-2016) -- Brooke Huddleson drove in five more runs, giving her nine RBIs in her last two games, and Summer Evans and Trinity Fa'asua combined on a five-inning, three-hit shutout on Thursday as Palomar rocked Chaffey 18-0 in a five-inning, mercy-rule game.

Huddleson went 2-for-5, doubling twice. Iesha Hill, who went 3-for-4, and Moriah Lopez, who was 2-for-5, homered for the Comets (13-1) as they ran their winning streak to 13 games.

Palomar also got multiple hits from Bubba Romano (3-for-3, 2 doubles, RBI), Katy McJunkin (3-5, RBI) and Britney Huerta (2-for-2). Briana Moreno tripled, Taylour Fa'asua doubled and both Dunckel and Taylor Wills added singles. Tayler Moore had an RBI.

The Comets broke a 5-0 game wide open with 10 runs in the top of the fourth.

         Taylor Willis

WILLIS (TRIPLE, DOUBLE AND 3 RBIs) LEAD PALOMAR

SAN MARCOS (2-24-2016) -- Led by centerfielder Taylor Willis with a triple, a double and three RBIs in three at bats and by Moriah Lopez and Katy McJunkin who also had multiple hits, Palomar defeated visiting Imperial Valley 11-1 in a five-inning run-rule game on Friday.

The Comets (11-1) ran their win streak to 11 games and gave Summer Evans, who pitched two-hit, shutout ball over the first four innings while striking out four, her 11th win. Bubba Romano, Iesha Hill and Tayler Moore each added a double and drove in a run in Palomar's 11-hit attack. Bre Dunckel and Brooke Huddleson added one hit each.

Trinity Fa'asua came on the finish the game for the Comets, pitching the top of the fifth.

With the victory, defending state champion Palomar ran its Pacific Coast Athletic Conference record to 4-0.

    Brienna Dunckel

COMETS WIN PCC OPENER BY A 19-1 SCORE 

MENIFEE (2-17-2016) -- Palomar demonstrated to Mt. San Jacinto what it's like to play the defending state champions in your conference softball opener, winning 19-1 Wednesday on the road.

The Comets (8-1, 1-0) pounded out 18 hits, led by Brienne Dunckel (4-for-4), Katy McJunkin and Brooke Huddleson (both 3-for-4), Iesha Hill (3-for-5) and Moriah Lopez (2-for-4).

Lopez doubled twice and drove in three runs. Huddleson doubled and drove in four runs. Dunckel doubled and drove in three runs. Hill had two RBIs, and Tayler Moore, Britney Huerta, Jordan Files and Hannah MacDonald each had one RBI.

Taylor Willis, Files and Marissa Herrera each had a single.

Summer Evans started and pitched no-hit, shutout the first three innings, striking out three, to get the win and run her win-loss record to 8-1. Trinity Fa'asua worked the final two innings.

The Comets will open their PCAC home season on Friday at 3 p.m. against Grossmont.


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Iesha Hill singles to center in the fifth inning Sunday to drive in Brei Dunckel, tying the game with Cypress at 2-2. – Photo by Hugh Cox

PC's post-season run ends in bottom of 7th

CYPRESS (5-15-2016) – Palomar’s post-season softball run ended in the bottom of the seventh inning on Sunday afternoon when host Cypress pushed across the winning run with one out to win the championship game of the Cypress Super Regional 3-2.

The defending state champion Comets, who eliminated Fullerton and Cerritos on Saturday, ended their season with a 37-7 record while the Chargers, who advance to next weekend’s CCCAA State Championship Final Four in Bakersfield, are 40-6. Palomar needed to win twice Saturday to win the Super Regional and qualify for the Final Four.

The Comets, trailing 2-0 scored their first run in the top of the second inning on Mo Lopez’ single to rightfield, Tayler Moore’s single to left which advanced pinch-runner Marisa Herrera to to second, Taylor Fa’asua’s single to center that loaded the bases and Summer Evans’ sacrifice fly to center.

Palomar then tied the game at 2-2 in the fifth inning when Brei Dunckel singled to left, Katy McJunkins advanced her with a sacrifice bunt and Iesha Hill singled to center to drive her in.

But Cypress won it in the seventh on Jezz Portillo’s RBI single.

Lopez paced a nine-hit attack for Palomar in the loss, going 2-for-3. Dunckel, McJunkin, Brooke Huddleson, Hill, Bubba Romano , Moore and Fa’asua also had hits.

Palomar left eight runners on base, stranding runners at second and third in the fourth inning.

Evans pitched five-hit ball from the second inning on but took the loss, finishing her sophomore season with a 34-7 record.

2 victories by Evans lift Comets into finals

CYPRESS (5-14-2016) – Palomar pitcher Summer Evans (left) was in top form on Saturday as she defeated Fullerton 3-0 and Cerritos 6-1 in back-to-back games to lift the Comets into Sunday’s Cypress Super Regional championship game.

The sophomore right-hander out of Escondido High School, pitched a three-hitter against Fullerton (see article below) and came right back to throw a four-hitter vs. Cerritos when the Falcons finally scored an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Evans will take a 35-6 win-loss record into the Sunday’s final day.

The Comets, who have one loss in the Super Regionals, and Southern California No. 1 seed Cypress, a 4-0 winner over Cerritos earlier Saturday and the remaining unbeaten team,  will square off at noon. Palomar needs to win twice to advance to next weekend’s CCCAA State Championship Final Four in Bakersfield.

Brie Dunckel (right) went 3-for-4 in the win over the Falcons with a triple and an RBI and Brooke Huddleson (2-for-4, RBI) also had a multiple-hit game as the Comets banged out 10 hits off two Cerritos pitchers.

Bubba Romano contributed a two-run single. Katy McJunkin contributed a single and Palomar’s fourth sacrifice fly of the day. Iesha Hill singled, drove in a run and also had a sacrifice bunt. Evans helped her own cause with a single and a sac bunt. Evans helped her own cause with a single and a sacrifice, and Taylour Fa’asua added a single. Cerritos finishes the season 31-14.

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3 sac flies, Evans' 3-hit shutout keep PC alive

CYPRESS (5-14-2016) – Summer Evans eliminated Fullerton College from the Cypress Super Regional on Saturday, throwing a three-hit shutout at the Hornets, as Palomar remained alive in the postseason with a 3-0 victory. Evans upped her win-loss record on the year to 33-6.

The Comets scored all three of the game's runs with sacrifice flies -- by Taylour Fa'asua to drive in Mo Lopez in the top of the second, by Bubba Romano to score Britney Huerta n the fourth and by Fa'asua to drive in Romano in the sixth inning.

Palomar (36-6) made the most of five hits, a double and single by Romano, who went 2-for-2 in the game, and singles by Iesha Hill, Lopez and Tayler Moore as the Comets ended the Hornets' season at 24-20.

Tayler Moore singles to drive in the tying run in the bottom of the sixth inning against Cerritos in the Cypress Super Regional on Friday. Summer Evans (No. 2), the on-deck hitter, followed with another RBI single to put Palomar on top 2-1. But the Falcons scored three runs in the top of the seventh to win 4-2, beating the Comets for the first time in three tries this season. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

PC needs to win twice Saturday to stay alive

CYPRESS (5-13-2016) – Palomar lost a one-run lead and its Cypress Super Regional opening-game to Cerritos 4-2 on Friday, putting the Comets’ collective backs to the wall when play in the three-day, double-elimination tournament resumes on Saturday.

The Comets must win two games Saturday to reach the final day of the Super Regional on Sunday. They’ll play Fullerton, a 5-0 loser to Southern California top seed Cypress on Friday, in an elimination game at 1 p.m. If coach Lacey Craft’s club wins, it will play at 3 p.m. against the loser of the morning game between Cypress and Cerritos.

During the regular season Palomar won both games against Cerritos, by identical 4-3 scores. On Friday, the Comets, trailing 1-0, took a 2-1 lead over the Falcons in the bottom of the sixth on RBI singles by Tayler Moore and pitcher Summer Evans.

But the Falcons (now 31-12) scored three runs in the top of the seventh to regain the lead 4-2, and that’s the way it ended when the Comets (now 35-6) went down in order in the bottom of the inning.

Palomar had eight hits, all singles, off of two Cerritos pitchers, led by Moore who went 2-for-3. Katy McKunkin, Brooke Huddleson, Iesha Hill, Moriah Lopez, Bubba Romano and Evans had the other hits.

If the defending state champion Comets make it through Saturday, they can win the Super Regional and advance to next weekend’s State Championship Final Four at Bakersfield by winning two more games on Sunday.  

Palomar first baseman Katie McJunkin (No. 34), pictured in an early-season victory over Grossmont, is Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women's Athlete of the Week. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

McJunkin honored; Comets open vs. Cerritos

SAN DIEGO / CYPRESS (5/09/2016) – Palomar softball first baseman Katie McJunkin was honored as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women’s Athlete of the Week for May 2-8 on Monday.

And the Comets found out their first-game opponent in the Cypress Super Regional. They’ll face Cerritos on Friday at 3 p.m. at Cypress College, matching their No. 4 Southern California seed and 35-5 record against the Falcons’ No. 5 seed and 30-12 record. If coach Lacey Craft’s club wins, it will play the winner of a game between No. 1 seed Cypress (37-5) and No. 10 seed Fullerton (24-18) on Saturday, with the double-elimination tournament concluding on Sunday.

McJunkin, the Comets’ sophomore first baseman from El Diamante High School in Visalia who played for Purdue in 2015, played a key role as the defending state champion Comets swept their Southern California first-round series from Santa Ana 16-2 by mercy rule in five innings and 9-6.

She went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI in game 1 and was 3-for-5 with two runs scored in game 2.

Going into Friday’s Super Regional opener, McJunkins is batting .483 on the season with 14 doubles, a home run and 31 RBIs. She was a first-team All-PCAC selection after hitting .491 in conference games with eight doubles and 20 RBIs.

The other Southern Cal Super Regional will be played at Santiago Canyon College, with the host No. 2 SoCal seed Hawks, No. 3 seed Mt. SAC, No. 6 seed College of the Canyons and No. 9 seed Santa Barbara City College in the four-team field.

Palomar shortstop Brooke Huddeson (top photo) looks the ball into her glove to begin a double play in the Comets' 16-2 run-rule victory over visiting Santa Ana to begin the teams' best 2-of-3 first-round Regional series on Saturday. She threw the ball to second baseman Brienna Dunckel. In the picture directly above on the left, catcher Bubba Romano fields a bunt on the final play of the game. She threw down to second for the first of of a game-ending double play. On the right, Romano tags out the Dons' Mercedes Munoz for the final out. -- Photos by Hugh Cox

Palomar sweeps into Super Regional round

SAN MARCOS (5-07-2016 / 5-08-2016) – Palomar had its way with visiting Santa Ana in an opening-round first-round best 2-of-3 Southern California Regional series at home on Saturday and Sunday, and the defending state champions advanced to next week’s Super Regional round along the way.

The Comets batted the Dons 16-2 in a five-inning run-rule game on Saturday behind multiple-hit performances at the plate by Katy McJunkin, Brienna Dunckel, Iesha Hill and Taylor Willis. On Sunday, Palomar ended the series after two games, winning 9-6 as Hill, McJunkin, Bubba Romano, Taylor Fa’asua and Summer Evans contributed multiple hits.

Evans recorded back-to-back pitching wins to go to 32-5 on the season and coach Lacey Craft’s Comets advanced to 35-5 on the year.

In Friday’s victory, Hill went 2-for-3, slugged a home run, scored three runs and drove in three runs. McJunkin went 3-for-3, scored three runs and had one RBI. Dunckel was 3-for-4 and stole two bases. Willis was 2-for-3, doubled twice and drove in four runs before breaking a finger on a head-first slide, an injury that could sideline her for the rest of the post-season. Moriah Lopez and Tayler Moore each doubled and contributed three RBIs. Taylour Fa’asua doubled to drive in a run, and Brookie Huddleson and Jordan Files each singled.

Evans pitched four-hit, shutout ball over the first four innings. Trinity Fa’asua finished up the game when she came in to pitch the top of the fifth.

On Sunday, Hill slugged another home run, her 10th of the season, and went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs, going 5-for-10 for the weekend. McJunkin went 3-for-5 to complete a 6-for-8 series. Romano was 2-0for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Taylour Fa’asua went 2-for-3 with an RBI, Evans was 2-for-4 and Dunckel, Huddleson, Lopez and Moore also hit safely. Huddleson, Lopez and Moore also drove in runs.

Palomar banged out 30 hits for the weekend, 15 in each game.

The Comets probably will play in the Cypress Super Regional next weekend.

PC sweeps PCAC awards; 4 Comets all-state

SAN MARCOS (4-30-2016) – Pacific Coast Conference champion Palomar has swept the conference’s major postseason awards in voting among PCAC coaches – with Brienna Dunckel (left) being named Player of the Year, Summer Evans (right) repeating as Pitcher of the Year.

Lacey Craft's staff was honored as conference Coaching Staff of the Year. The Comets also landed four players on the California Community College Athletic Association all-state first team. Five Palomar players made first-team all-conference.

The Comets’ first-team all-state selections were Evans, Dunckel, Iesha Hill and Katy McJunkin. Those four players, plus Bailey Romano and Brooke Huddleson, were voted to the all-conference first team. Taylor Willis and Taylor Moore made second-team all-conference. Trinity Fa’asua received honorable mention.

Palomar rolls, wins PCAC by seven games

SAN DIEGO (4-26-2016) – Palomar’s 2016 softball season has been like many of them the Comets have had on the way to 33 conference championships.

During the regular season, which ended Tuesday with a 9-1 mercy-rule victory on the road over San Diego Mesa, the Comets run-ruled 23 opponents, went 33-5 including an 18-0 record in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference and finished seven games ahead of runner-up Grossmont in the PCAC standings.

Coach Lacey Craft’s club, which now awaits seedings for the Southern California Regional Playoffs, dismantled the Olympians in familiar fashion. Pitcher Summer Evans pitched a complete-game four-hitter in six innings, and Comets contributed 16 hits between them.

Mo Lopez led Palomar as she went 3-for-3, doubled twice, drove in three runs and walked. Taylor Willis slugged another home run and tacked on a sacrifice fly as she drove in two runs. Katy McJunkin went 3-for-4 and drove in a run. Brienna Dunkel was 2-for-4, Briana Moreno went 2-for-3 to go with an RBI and a stolen base, Iesha Hill was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Brooke Huddleson doubled with an RBI and Bailey Romano and Tayler Moore also hit safely.  

Willis' HR and Evans' shutout lift PC to sweep

SANTA CLARITA (4-23-2016) – Taylor Willis (left) slugged a solo home run in the top of the eighth, giving Palomar a 5-4 extra-inning victory in game 1, and Summer Evans (right) pitched a two-hit shutout in game 2 as the Comets won 9-0 on Saturday.

In the process, coach Lacey Craft's club swept Western State Conference Blue Division champion College of the Canyons in a non-conference doubleheader. The Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champion Comets (32-5) will close out the regular season on Tuesday at San Diego Mesa.

Iesha Hill paced an 11-hit for Palomar in the first game as she went 2-for-3, slugged a home run and drove in three runs. Katy McJunkin (2-for-4) and Brienna Dunckel (2-for-4) also contributed multiple-hit performances for the Comets. Brooke Huddleson, Mo Lopez, Taylour Fa’asua and Marisa Herrera also hit safely. Evans threw the eight-inning complete game, striking out eight and walking one, to notch her 28th the win.

Evans pitched all five innings in the mercy-rule second game as she advanced to 29-5 on the year. McJunkin went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs and Huddleson was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs as the Comets banged out 15 hits, giving them 26 for the afternoon.

Tayler Moore was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Bailey Romano went 2-for-4 with a double and Briana Moreno went 2-for-3 and drove in a run. Dunckel had a triple. Hill and Willis each had a hit and an RBI.

Fa'asua one-hits SD City for PC's 30th win

SAN DIEGO (4-22-2016) – Trinity Fa’asua (left) threw a one-hit shutout, striking out five and walking one, as Palomar rolled up San Diego City College 11-0 in a five-inning run-rule game on Friday at Betty Hock Field. Fa’asua ran her win-loss record to 3-0 with her complete-game victory.

Taylour Fa’asua (right) supported her sister with a three-run homer home run over the leftfield fence that highlighted an eight-run second inning that broke the game open.

With the win, the Comets advanced to 30-5 on the season and 17-0 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. State No. 6-ranked Palomar, which has one PCAC game remaining at San Diego Mesa on Tuesday, will play newly-crowned Western State Conference Blue Division champion College of the Canyons in a 1 p.m. non-conference double-header Saturday in Santa Clarita.

Brienna Dunckel again led the Comets at the plate, going 3-for-4 against the Knights with an RBI, two runs scored and three stolen bases. Bailey Romano went 2-for-2, doubled and drove in three runs. Moriah Lopez tripled and had one RBI. Nani Leonui had a double.

Iesha Hill singled and drove in a run. Brooke Huddleson and Briana Moreno also hit safely.

The Knights fell to 14-20, 5-12 in conference.

Palomar's Kay Kay Fronda of the Utah Utes is the Pac-12 Player of the Week. -- Pac-12 Conference Photo

PC's Fronda named Pac-12 Player of the Week

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah / Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (4-18-2016) -- Palomar product Kay Kay Fronda, the University of Utah's starting leftfielder as a junior, has been selected as Pac-12 Player of the Week for the week that ended on Sunday.

 Fronda was honored after going 5-for-6 in the first two games of a three-game series at Dumke Family Softball Stadium against nationally 22nd-ranked Arizona State.

In Saturday's series opener, Fronda went 3-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored as the Utes defeated the Sun Devils 10-2. On Sunday, Fronda went 2-for-3 in Utah's 3-1 victory over ASU. Fronda homered just inside the leftfield foul pole to lead off the fourth inning for the Utes. It was her fourth HR of the season.

In Monday night's series finale, Fronda went 1-for-3 as the Utes won 6-5 to sweep the series from the Sun Devils 3 games to 0. That made her 6-for-9 in the series.

Utah, which is undefeated at home in the conference, moved into a tie for second in the Pac-12 with UCLA with the series sweep. Stanford comes to Salt Lake City for a three-game series that begins Friday night.

Meanwhile, ex-Comet Kali Pugh is hitting .429 for the NAIA's nationall No. 1-ranked team, Oklahoma City University which is 47-1.

Evans shuts out No. 1 Chargers in twin bill split

Description: http://www.palomar.edu/athletics/16.evans.mug2.jpgDescription: http://www.palomar.edu/athletics/16.fa'asua.taylour.mug.jpgCYPRESS (4-16-2016) -- Sophomore Summer Evans (left) pitched a complete-game shutout at state No. 1-ranked Cypress in the second game on Saturday, on the Chargers' field, giving No. 6-ranked Palomar a split in the teams' non-conference doubleheader.

Evans' six-hitter gave the defending state community college champion Comets (28-5) a 2-0 victory over the Chargers (31-5) in game 2 after Cypress won the first game 9-4. Evans advanced to 27-5 on the year by winning the pitchers' duel from Vanessa Ledesma (14-2), who allowed seven hits.

Brienna Dunckel and Taylour Fa'asua (right) contributed two hits for the Comets in each of the two games. Dunckel, coach Lacey Craft's leadoff hitter went 2-for-3 and scored two runs in the opener and was 2-for-4 while scoring one run in game 2. Fa'asua went 2-for-4 in the game 1 and was 2-for-2 in the second game. Marisa Herrera went 2-for-3 in the second game.

In the opener, Tayler Moore also went 2-for-4. Katy McJunkin had a double for Palomar's only extra-base hit of the afternoon. Bailey Romano also hit safely.

In the nightcap, the Comets scored the only two runs of the game in the top of the third. Herrera led led off in inning with a single to right and went to second on a wild pitch. Dunckel singled to right, advancing Herrera to third. Dunckel stole second, and McJunkin followed with a single to center, driving in Herrera and moving Dunckel to third.

Brooke Huddleson drove in the second run with a fielder's choice grounder to the shortstop, scoring Dunckel.

Brienna Dunckel delivers her first of two home runs 15-6 run-rule victory over Imperial Valley, a third-inning grand-slam  in the Comets' home regular-season finale. She also singled in the first and slugged a three-run homer in the fourth, driving in seven runs. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

PC gets 27th win; 2 HR's, 7 RBIs for Dunckel

SAN MARCOS (4-15-2016) – Brienna Dunckel made Palomar's 15-6 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference run-rule win over Imperial Valley in the Comets' final home game of the regular season a memorable one on Friday.

Dunckel singled in the first inning, lined a grand-slam home run over the rightfield fence in the third inning and tacked on a three-run homer in the fourth inning, again over the rightfield fence, as the Comets (27-4, 16-0 in conference) gave Trinity Fa'asua her first community college pitching win.

The game was halted by mercy rule after the Arabs batted in the top of the fifth.

Dunckel finished the afternoon 3-for-4, scored three runs and had seven RBIs. Iesha Hill went 3-for-3, scored two runs and drove in one. Taylour Fa'asua, Trinity's sister, went 2-for-3, scored two runs and had two RBIs. And Tayler Moore also had multiple hits, going 2-for-3, and scored a run.

Brooke Huddleson and Bailey Romano added base hits as Palomar banged out 14 hits in four innings.

Palomar jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of he firt inning. IVC (9-18, 1-15) then got to Trinity Fa'asua for three early unearned runs and trailed by only 4-3 going into the bottom of the third. The Comets scored five times in the third inning and six more times in the fourth.

Palomar, which clinched its fourth straight conference championship and its 33rd title overall last week, has seven regular-season games remaining, all on the road. The defending state champions will visit state No. 1-ranked Cypress on Saturday at noon.

Palomar centerfielder Taylor Willis eyes the ball as she is about to leave her feet to make a diving catch for the second out in the top of the sixth inning in Wednesday's 8-0 run-rule victory over Southwestern. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

PC mix of pitching, defense, hitting fatal for foe

SAN MARCOS (4-13-2016) -- Palomar's newly-crowned Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champions flattened visiting Southwestern 8-0 in a six-inning mercy rule game on Wednesday with a deadly concoction of pitching, defense and hitting.

Summer Evans pitched a complete-game two-hit shutout for her 26th win of the season as the Comets played some spectacular defense behind her -- led by diving catches by centerfielder Taylor Willis and shortstop Brooke Huddleson and a gravity-defying leaping catch by Huddleson.

Offensively, Iesha Hill slugged her seventh home run and doubled as she went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three runs batted in. Mo Lopez went 2-for-3, doubled twice and contributed three RBIs. Huddleson was 2-for-4, scored two runs and drove in one. Willis singled to drive in a run and Brienna Dunckel added a single.

Palomar moved to 26-4 on the season, 15-0 in conference while Southwestern fell to 21-14-1, 7-7 in te PCAC.

The Comets will host Imperial Valley on Friday at 1 p.m. in their final home regular-season game and will be on the road to play a doubleheader at Cypress in a match-up of last year's state champions (the Comets) and the state No. 1-ranked Chargers.

Comets pound Tigers for 25th win of season

SAN MARCOS (4-12-2016) -- Newly-crowned Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champion Palomar stepped outside the PCAC on Tuesday and thumped visiting Riverside City College 10-1 in a rematch of the Comets' 3-0 win in the 2013 state championship game.

Brooke Huddleson went 3-for-3 for Palomar (25-4) with two doubles and three RBIs. Taylour Fa'asua went 2-for-4, homered, doubled and drove in four runs. Iesha Hill was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Mo Lopez singled and drove in two runs. Bailey Romana and Katy McJunkin also hit safely.

Summer Evans (25-4) pitched a four-hitter in the five-inning, run-rule game. 


In the photo at top, Palomar second baseman Brooke Huddleson forces Grossmont's Jessica Rubio at second base on a force out during the Comets' 11-3 run-rule victory over the visitors on Friday that clinched the PCAC championship. Shortstop Brienna Dunckel is behind Huddleson, who set to go to first but held up when there was no opportunity for a double play. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. Directly above: Summer Evans delivers a pitch as she runs her win-loss record on the year to 24-4. -- Photo by Philip Farry

PC run-rules 2nd-place G-House for 33rd title

SAN MARCOS (4-09-2016) -- Palomar locked up its 33rd conference softball championship on Friday with an 11-3 run-rule victory over visiting Grossmont.

Katie McJunkin went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and three RBIs and Mo Lopez doubled, hit a sacrifice fly and drove in four runs as the Comets gave coach Lacey Craft her fourth straight Pacific Coast Athletic Conference title and her fith championship in six years as their head coach.

The Comets supported pitcher Summer Evans, who pitched a five-inning complete game and stopped the Griffins without an earned run, with an 11-hit attack. Brooke Huddleson went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, Brienna Dunckel was 2-for-3 and scored three runs and Taylor Willis was 2-for-3 with a run scored for Palomar.

Bailey Romano also hit safely as the Comets (24-4, 14-0) took a 5-0 first-inning lead and was up 8-0 after two innings.

Grossmont fell to 7-5 in conference and, with Palomar having only four PCAC games remaining, can’t catch the Comets. Mesa and Southwestern, who are tied for third, each are 7-6.

Palomar second baseman Brienna Dunckel tags out Grossmont baserunner Sierra Salazar, then relays the ball to first to get the batter for an inning-ending double-play in the bottom of the fourth in the Comets’ 10-2 run-rule victory in El Cajon on Wednesday. – Photo by Hugh Cox

Dunckel, McJunkin both 4-for-4; Palomar is 17-1

EL CAJON (3-16-2016) -- Defending state champion Palomar rolled to a 10-2 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference softball victory over host Grossmont on Wednesday in a six-inning mercy-rule game in which the Comets banged out 16 hits. Half of Palomar’s hit total was courtesy of Brienna Dunckel and Katy McJunkin.

Dunckel went 4-for-4 with a triple, double, four runs scored and two runs batted in, and McJunkin was 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs as Palomar ran its winning streak to 17 games and advanced to 17-1 on the season, 8-0 in conference.

Starter Summer Evans (16-1) picked up the pitching win. Trinity Fa’asua came in to close the game in the fifth and sixth.

Joining Dunckel and McJunkin with multiple hits: Brooke Huddleson (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) and Bailey Romano (2-for-2, double, sacrifice bunt and 2 runs scored).

Iesha Hill doubled and drove in a run. Taylour Fa’asua doubled. Moriah Lopez and Taylor Willis each added a single and an RBI.



Kay Kay Fronda is pictured as a community college All-American for Palomar last season (left, photo by Deb Hellman) and banging the ball for the University of Utah this season (right, courtesy photo)

Fronda goes on homer barage for Utah Utes

CATHEDRAL CITY (2-27-2016) / OKLAHOMA CITY (2-28-2016) -- Kay Kay Fronda has gone from helping lead Palomar to the state community college softball championship a year ago to a Division I starring role as the starting left fielder for the Pac-12 Conference's Utah Utes this season.

Over the past two weekends, Fronda's bat has been on fire for the Utes as they've gone 9-2 in tournaments at Las Vegas and Cathedral City, with their only losses in that span coming to nationally 12th-ranked Oklahoma 6-2 and No. 1-ranked Florida 1-0, both in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City.

In Las Vegas, Fronda's home run in her only official at-bat helped Utah to an 11-0 victory over UC Davis, and she came back the following day to go 2-for-3 with a two-run double as the Utes smoked Boise State 9-1.

On Friday of this week, Fronda's grand-slam homer sparked Utah's 10-5 win over Long Beach State at Cathedral City. She went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs in the game.

And, Saturday, her two-run homer in the sixth inning broke a 1-1 tie and lifted the Utes to a 3-1 win over Cal State Northridge.

Fronda is hitting .310 for Utah, which will be off until March 11-13 when it plays South Florida, Indiana State, Florida Gulf Coast and Purdue twice in Orlando. Beginning March 15 the Utes finally get to play at home with a six-game homestand in Salt Lake City against BYU, Southern Utah and three games vs. Oregon State to open the Pac-12 season.

Meanwhile Fronda's ex-Palomar All-American teammate and former California Community College Player of the Year Kali Pugh is playing shortstop and batting clean-up for Oklahoma City University, the No. 6-ranked team in the pre-season in the NAIA. She's hitting .403 with six doubles, a triple, five home runs and 24 RBIs as the Stars have gone 18-0 to begin the season.

Former Comet Stephanie Koisher is hitting .273 for the Stars with one double, a triple and 10 RBIs.

AOTW Huddleson 5-for-5 with 4 RBIs in rout

MISSION VIEJO (2-27-2016) / SAN DIEGO (2-28-2016) -- Brooke Huddleson went 5-for-5 with four RBIs on Saturday, leading the way as Palomar's visiting softball team blew out Saddleback 9-2 in a nonconference game.

She was selected as Women's Athlete of the Week by the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

Comets bury Southwestern with 9-run fourth

SAN MARCOS (2-24-2016) -- Palomar, holding a precarious 1-0 softball lead over visiting Southwestern behind the dominant pitching of Summer Evans through the top of the fourth on Wednesday, unloaded on the Jaguars in the bottom of the inning.

Led by Taylor Willis' third home run of the season, two doubles by Iesha Hill and Brienna Dunckel's first lifetime home run, the Comets exploded for nine runs and buried the Jaguars 10-0 in a five-inning run-rule rout. Trinity Fa'asua came on to begin the top of the fifth, teased the visitors by loading the bases, then pitched her way out of the inning without giving up a run.

In the fatal bottom of the fourth, Willis (left), Hill (right) and Dunckel drove in six of the Comets' 10 runs -- two apiece.

Evans upped her win-loss record to 10-1 on the season as she allowed one hit over four innings, struck out fkive and walked one.

Palomar, the defending state champion and currently ranked first in Southern California and second in the state, will take a 10-1 season's record, a 10-game winning streak and a 3-0 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference record into Friday's 1 p.m. home game vs. Imperial Valley.

Tayler Moore drives in the game-ending run for the Comets in the bottom of the fifth inning with this walk-off hit. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

SoCal No. 1 Comets run-rule No. 8 G-House

SAN MARCOS (2-24-2016) -- Grossmont College came into Palomar's Pacific Coast Athletic Conference softball home opener on Friday with records of 10-3-1 (overall) and 1-0 (PCAC) and the No. 8 ranking in Southern California.

The Griffins found out there is a marked difference in community college softball between No. 8 and No. 1.

Defending state champion Palomar, ranked No. 1 in SoCal and second in the state, had its way with the G-House, run-ruling the visiting Griffins 8-0 in five innings as 2015 state tournament Most Valuable Pitcher Summer Evans threw a three-hit shutout. The Comets moved to 9-1 on the season and 2-0 in conference, with a run differential of 27-1 in their first two PCAC games.

Brooke Huddleson (left, 2-for-3, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs), 2015 state tournament MVP Iesha Hill (2-for-3, double, RBI), Brienna Dunckel (2-for-3, 2 steals) and Tayler Moore (2-for-3 with an RBI to end the game in the bottom of the fifth) led a 12-hit attack for Palomar.

Bailey Romano contributed a two-run single. Miriah Lopez and Katy McJunkin each added an RBI single and Taylor Willis had the Comets' other hit, a single. The Comets ran their win streak to nine games, and Evans advanced to 9-1 on the year.

Evans throws 2-hitter to defeat Saddleback 4-0

SAN MARCOS (2-17-2016) -- Summer Evans pitched Palomar to a 4-0 non-conference softball victory over visiting Saddleback on Wednesday afternoon.

Evans threw a two-hitter, striking out six, as the defending state champion Comets ran their record to 7-1 with their seventh straight win.

Katy McJunkin (3-for-3, double) and Iesha Hill (2-for-3, solo home run) paced a nine-hit attack for the Comets. Brooke Huddleson slugged a two-run homer. Moriah Lopez was 2-for-3, doubled and drove in a run. Taylor Wills also hit safely.

 

2016 Softball Schedule, Results

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME/RESULT RECORD CONF
Fri Jan 29 Fullerton Palomar Lost 7-9 0-1 ----
Sat Jan 30 Cerritos Palomar WON 4-3 1-1 ----
Web Feb 3 at Antelope Valley Lancaster WON 14-0 (5 innings) 2-1 ----
Fri Feb 5

Citrus

Palomar WON 8-0 (5 innings) 3-1  

Citrus

Palomar WON 8-3 4-1 ----
Sat Feb 6 College of the Desert Palomar WON 9-1 (5 innings) 5-1 ----
College of the Desert Palomar WON 10-2 (5 innings) 6-1 ----
Wed Feb 10 Saddleback Palomar WON 2-0 7-1 ----
Wed Feb 17 at Mt. San Jacinto (PCAC game) Menifee WON 19-1 (5 innings) 8-1 1-0
Fri Feb 19 Grossmont (PCAC game) Palomar WON 8-0 (5 innings) 9-1 2-0
Sat Feb 24 Southwestern (PCAC game) Palomar WON 10-0 (5 innings) 10-1 3-0
Fri Feb 26 Imperial Valley (PCAC game) Palomar WON 11-1 (5 innings) 11-1 4-0
Sat Feb 27 at Saddleback Mission Viejo WON 9-2  12-1 ----
Thu Mar 3 at Chaffey Rancho Cucamonga WON 18-0 (5 innings) 13-1 ----
Fri Mar 4 at San Diego City College (PCAC game) San Diego WON 11-1 (5 innings) 14-1 5-0
Wed Mar 9 at San Diego Mesa (PCAC game) San Diego WON 2-1 (9 innings) 15-1 6-0
Fri Mar 11 Mt. San Jacinto (PCAC game) Palomar WON 9-1 (5 innings) 16-1 7-0
Sat Mar 12 at Cerritos Norwalk Ppd. to April 20 (wet field) ----- ----
Wed Mar 16 at Grossmont (PCAC game) El Cajon WON 10-2 (6 innings) 17-1 8-0
Fri Mar 18 at Southwestern (PCAC game) Chula Vista WON 9-2 18-1 9-0
Sat Mar 19 at El Camino Torrance Lost 0-1 18-2 ----
Tue Mar 22 Santa Ana Palomar WON 8-1 19-2 ----
Wed Mar 23 at Imperial Valley (PCAC game) Imperial WON 15-4 (5 innings) 20-2 10-0
Tue Mar 29 San Diego Mesa (PCAC game) Palomar WON 15-9 21-2 11-0
Wed Mar 30 San Diego City College (PCAC game) Palomar WON 9-0 (5 innings) 22-2 12-0
Sat Apr 2 vs. Mt. SAC Orange Lost 1-2 22-3 ----
  at Santiago Canyon Orange Lost 3-6 22-4  
Fri Apr 6 at Mt. San Jacinto (PCAC game) Menifee WON 12-1 (5 innings) 23-4 13-0
Fri Apr 8 Grossmont (PCAC game) Palomar WON 11-3 (5 innings) 24-4 14-0
Tue Apr 12 Riverside City College Palomar WON 10-1 (5 innings) 25-4 ---- 
Wed Apr 13 Southwestern (PCAC game) Palomar WON 8-0 (6 innings) 26-4 15-0
Fri Apr 15 Imperial Valley (PCAC game) Palomar WON 15-6 (5 innings) 27-4 16-0
Sat Apr 16 at Cypress Cypress Lost 4-9 27-5 ----
  at Cypress Cypress WON 2-0 28-5 ----
Wed Apr 20 at Cerritos Norwalk WON 4-3 29-5 -----
Fri Apr 22 at San Diego City College (PCAC game) San Diego WON 11-0 (5 innings) 30-5 17-0
Sat Apr 23 at College of the Canyons Santa Clarita WON 5-4 (8 innings) 31-5 ----
  at College of the Canyons Santa Clarita WON 9-0 (5 innings) 32-5 -----
Tue Apr 26 at San Diego Mesa (PCAC game) San Diego WON 9-1 (6 innings)  33-5 18-0
Southern California Regionals Round 1
Sat May 7 Santa Ana Palomar WON 16-2 (5 innings) 34-5 -----
Sun May 8 Santa Ana Palomar WON 9-6 35-5 -----
Cypress Super Regional
Fri May 13 Cerritos Cypress Lost 2-4 35-6 -----
Sat May 14 Fullerton Cypress WON 3-0 36-6 -----
  Cypress or Cerritos (if PC wins) Cypress WON 6-1 37-6 -----
Sun May 15 Cypress (Championship) Cypress Lost 2-3 37-7 -----

2016 Roster

No Name Pos Yr High School (City) / Previous College
1 Britney Huerta 2B/3B Fr Rancho Buena Vista (Vista, CA)
2 Summer Evans P/OF So Escondido (Escondido, CA)
3 Brienna Dunckel UTIL Fr Valley Center (Valley Center, CA) / Arizona Western CC
4 Brooke Huddleson UTL So Mission Hills (San Marcos, CA) / Colorado Mesa University
6 Marissa Herrera OF Fr Mission Hills (San Marcos, CA)
7 Bailey Romano C/2B Fr La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, CA)
8 Taylor Willis OF Fr Murrieta Mesa (Murrieta, CA)
9 Briana Moreno OF Fr Escondido (Escondido, CA)
11 Tayler Moore C/UT Fr Chaparral (Temecula, CA)
16 Kealani "Nani" Leonui 1B So Poway (Poway, CA)
22 Jordan Files 2B Fr Guajome Park Academy (Vista, CA)
24 Hannah MacDonald C Fr La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, CA)
25 Iesha Hill 3B So Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA)
29 Moriah Lopez P Fr San Jacinto Valley Academy (San Jacinto, CA)
34 Katy McJunkin 1B/C So El Diamante (Visalia, CA) / Purdue University
36 Trinity Fa'asua P/1B Fr Oceanside (Oceanside, CA)
38 Taylour Fa'asua UTIL Fr Oceanside (Oceanside, CA)
(RS) Sara Rodriguez UTIL So Vista (Vista, CA)
(RS) Tiare Paopao UTIL Fr Oceanside (Oceanside, CA)
(RS) Ashley Stout UTIL Fr Lincoln (Lincoln, CA)

Head Coach: Lacey Craft (5th year as head coach)
Assistant Coach: Mark Eldridge
Assistant Coach: Marissa Valdez
Assistant Coach: Cortney Allen


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