The Santa Maria Saints made the short drive down to Righetti High School Saturday for a non-league softball doubleheader against the Warriors.
The homestanding Warriors won the opener 10-4 before the Saints evened the score with a 4-2 victory in the second game.
Santa Maria senior right-hander Ehysa (pronounced Asia) Glidewell pitched a complete game in the second game to salvage the split.
The Warriors broke on top 1-0 in the bottom of the third when Riley Millan plated Jackie Ramirez with a sacrifice fly. Ramirez led off the bottom of the third with a single.
However, Santa Maria went ahead with two runs in the fifth and stayed in front. Iceis McNutt, after leading off with a single, eventually scored on Xchelle Glidewell's infield hit. Samantha DeLaCruz brought in Xchelle Glidewell with a single.
Michaela Melina scored the winning run from third on a throwing error in the sixth. DeLaCruz singled home Xchelle Glidewell, who hit a lead-off double, to make it 4-1 in the seventh.
Natalya Fuggs singled home Samantha Lopez with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to cut Righetti's deficit to 4-2, but Ehysa Glidewell then got a ground out to end it.
McNutt, DeLaCruz and Xchelle Glidewell all had two hits for Santa Maria. Melina and Xchelle Glidewell both singled.
Lopez and Millan both had two hits for Righetti.
Maddie Gamble hit a two-run homer for Righetti in the opener, and the Warriors broke it open with seven runs in the third.
Milllan finished with three hits, including a double and two RBIs. Gamble had three hits, including the two-run homer.
Melina had two hits for Santa Maria. Exchelle Glidewell had a double.
The Warriors are 5-8 overall. The Saints are 3-11-1.
Both teams return to league play Tuesday; Righetti heads over to Pioneer Valley for a PAC 8 League matchup while Santa Maria will play at Morro Bay in a Los Padres League game.
Domingues medals at Elite West Coast Relays
St. Joseph High Schools’ Joseph Domingues Jr. finished third, good for a bronze medal, Saturday at the Central Valley’s Elite 1600m Invitational West Coast Relays in Clovis.
Domingues ran a 1600 meter personal record of 4:15.87, which set a new SJHS 1600m school record — breaking the 12-year old record held by Julio Ortega of 4:19.
His time also puts Domingues in the current Top 10 in California — number three in state high school juniors.
Lompoc track sweeps three-way meet
It was a clean sweep for Lompoc High’s track and field teams on Wednesday — knocking off both Morro Bay and Orcutt Academy in its three-way meet at Huyck Stadium.
Head coach Claudia Terrones called the outing a great win by both the boys' and girls' teams — plus one of them continues its undefeated march in Los Padres League play.
“The boys remained undefeated as we head into our last LPL match against Santa Ynez and Cabrillo on Wednesday,” Terrones said, who adds the girls are also in the hunt for an outright LPL title with a 4-1 league mark. “Everyone came ready to compete and gave it their all.”
On the field, Jovanny Lucatero was a dual winner — taking first in the shot put and discus. Oscar Tenorio was another double winner with wins in the 400 meter run and with the 4x100 relay team along with Ryan Morgan, Alex Gonzalez and Shemar Savage. Gonzalez also won the 110 meter and 300 meter hurdles.
The girls saw Casidy Cunningham win a quartet of events: The 100, 200, the long jump and high jump. The 4x100 relay team of Ayziah Simmons, Cheri Battle, Leah Reyes and Kylie Yanez also took first.