Feb 23 – Lady Dons Softball

The Dons lost 3-2 in seven innings to Encinal High in Alameda on Wednesday, despite out-hitting their opponent six hits to two.
The Dons were unable to overcome a two-run first inning deficit.
The Dons scored their first run on a four bagger by Madison Maderious in the third inning and got another run across in the sixth inning on a triple by Mia Monopoli.
Monopoli went a perfect 3-3 at the dish for Acalanes Dons. Monopoli singled in the first and third innings and then tripled in the sixth inning.
Natalie Goepel showed good command, as she threw strikes on 60 of her 106 pitches. Goepel collected seven strike outs for the Dons.
In the final inning, the Dons had runners on first and second with two outs when Terri Taylor hit a shot up the middle that was knocked down by the opposing pitcher who was able to throw out Taylor by half a step.