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St. Francis defeats Mountain View in softball and boys lacrosse

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Jessica Oakland takes a swing for the Lancers. She slugged a homer and hit a double in St. Francis’ 4-2 victory.

The St. Francis High softball team slugged two home runs in last week’s season opener, a 4-2 non-league win over visiting Mountain View.

Both homers came in the fourth inning – Jessica Oakland hit a solo shot and Kennedy Adkison belted a two-run bomb that put the Lancers ahead 3-2. Oakland also drove in a run in the first with a double March 11.

Oakland, fresh off basketball season, led St. Francis with two hits in three at bats. Along with Adkison, Lexi O’Gorman, Sydney Stewart and Lyndzey Allard notched a hit each for the Lancers.

Emily Klemm drove in both runs for the Spartans (4-2 overall). Klemm, Lauren Dove, Alysia Capote and Mariah Villalobos recorded one hit each.

Chloe Cummings earned the win, striking out 12 batters and walking four. Simi Lauwers took the loss.

A day earlier, Mountain View clobbered King’s Academy 11-2.

Arya Patel hit a solo homer in the first for the Spartans, and Abby Jensen finished 2-for-4 at the plate.

Mountain View stole seven bases, with Dove swiping three of them.

Klemm earned the win. She struck out four batters.

Baseball

Pinewood improved to 4-0 with last week’s 11-6 non-league win over Summit Denali.

The host Panthers jumped to a 5-0 lead after three innings, only to see Summit rally to tie the game in the top of the fourth. Pinewood answered by scoring three runs in the bottom of the frame.

Eric Burton finished with four hits and five RBIs.

Boys lacrosse

St. Francis dominated visiting Mountain View 20-3 March 10.

The Lancers built an 8-1 lead in the first quarter and were up 13-2 at halftime.

St. Francis improved to 4-0. It marked the first game of the season for the Spartans,

“We have a very young, inexperienced team,” Mountain View coach Bill Kurz said. “Only two seniors have played lacrosse before.”

Miles Lin paced the Spartans by scoring two goals in last week’s loss.

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