Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune
Madera’s Camile DeAnda slides in safely before the tag of Madera South’s Savaanah Garcia during Tuesday’s game.
The Madera Coyotes softball team ended any thoughts of an upset with a 10-0 victory over the Madera South Stallions to close out the first half of the County/Metro Athletic Conference schedule.
The Coyotes scored four runs in the third and closed the game with three runs in the sixth for a mercy-rule victory Tuesday over the Stallions to continue their dominance over Madera South. The Stallions haven’t beaten the Coyotes since the school opened.
The Coyotes had a 13-hit attack led by lead off hitter Taylor Brooks. She had three hits, scored three runs and drove in two. Valerie Ornelas also had three hits, including a solo home run. She drove in three runs in the win.
Coyote starter Kaylee Dawson threw her second straight complete game shutout. She struck out six and scattered six hits in the victory.
Savaanah Garcia led the Stallions with two hits.
Ornelas opened the scoring with a solo home run for a 1-0 led in the second inning.
Madera added four more runs in the third. Mikayla Ruiz reached on a bunt single. Brooks singled up the middle to drive in Ruiz after a stolen base and error.
Brooks stole second and went to third. Camile DeAnda was hit by a pitch and stole second. Tayah Hernandez singled up the middle to drive in Brooks. Ornelas followed with another single to drive in DeAnda and Hernandez for a 5-0 lead.
Joslynn Davis made it three straight innings of scoring a run for the Coyotes with a lead-off double. She went to third on a groundout and scored on a Gennahlyn Sanchez groundout.
Brooks led off the fifth with a bunt single. After Brooks stole second, DeAnda reached on another bunt single. With Brooks at third, DeAnda stole second. Hernandez flew out to right to drive in Brooks.
The Coyotes closed out the game in the sixth. Sofia Perez led off with a double to deep center. Sanchez drew a walk. Brooks singled up the middle to score pinch-runner Mariah McMillon. DeAnda singled to drive in Sanchez and Hernandez flew out to drive in DeAnda with the 10th run of the game and invoke the mercy rule after six innings.
Meanwhile, Dawson had her way with the Madera South batters. Although she allowed a baserunner in all six innings, none reached second base. She was also the beneficiary of three double plays.