Girls Varsity Softball · Girls Varsity Softball falls to Diamond Ranch 10 – 6

10 Diamond Ranch High School
6 Walnut High School
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Diamond Ranch High School vs Walnut High School
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R 10   6
H 14   6
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Walnut took advantage of a rough start by Diamond Ranch Wednesday afternoon to jump out to an early 5-1 lead but while the Mustang bats went to sleep, the Panther ones didn’t. Diamond Ranch kept the pressure on until they caught and passed Walnut for a CIF playoff clinching 3rd place finish in league. Walnut will finish league in 4th place at 5-5 and have to hope for an At-Large bid from CIF.
The good news is that since the Mustangs are only in Division 5 after years of finishing with a losing record, every league victory against higher division teams (all teams in the Hacienda League are in higher divisions) helped get Walnut ranked as high as #4 in the Division 5 rankings. This should hopefully help get the team selected for next week’s CIF playoffs.