Using a relentless offensive attack, the Madera Coyote softball team opened the County/Metro Athletic Conference with a 10-0 mercy-rule victory over the San Joaquin Memorial-Fresno Panthers on Tuesday at Zimmerman Field.
The Coyotes (13-15, 1-0) scored in five of the six innings and ended the game with a three-run sixth. Madera had 11 hits from eight different batters, including two each from Mariah Davis, Jackie Anzaldo and Raven DeLeon.
“Our offense has got to step up and support our defense and our pitchers,” head coach Judy Shaubach said. “We accomplished that today. We were aggressive on the bases. We set some goals when we get runners in scoring position to clutch up and put the ball in play and finish. We only left five today.”
Coyote pitchers Anzaldo and Alyssa Jantzen combined for a two-hitter. Anzaldo allowed one hit and struck out three in four innings. Jantzen tossed the final two innings and allowed a hit with a strikeout...