In a County/Metro Athletic Conference softball game between Madera South and San Joaquin Memorial-Fresno, it was one big inning by the Panthers that turned out to be the difference in an otherwise even game.
Behind seven hits, Memorial (10-5, 1-2 CMAC) scored five runs in the top of the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie in a 7-2 victory over the Stallions (9-8, 0-3 CMAC) on Tuesday at Madera South.
“Memorial just focused in and got the hits that they needed,” Madera South head coach Peter Gallegos said. “That’s a great team there and I know that we can compete with them but what have to learn when we need to tighten it up and be strong. We have to be able to fight every inning.”
Facing Memorial starting pitcher Jaylee Villareal, the Stallions started out strong as they took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning...