Cassidy Cangemi (seven hits, eight strikeouts in six innings) was sturdy in the circle and was backed by a confident defense. Saugus (15-7, 4-3) had prepared for Cangemi, though, and slowly began to steal Golden Valley’s momentum. It started in the second inning when Allie Enright drove in a run on a sacrifice fly. Clarissa Ellwein followed up in the fourth frame with an RBI single to tie the game at 2-2. The Centurions tacked on two more runs in the fifth inning and in the sixth, Mihut, an Ole Miss commit, belted a two-run homer to seal the win. “We were going crazy,” said pitcher Leslie Reynaga. “I was losing my voice a little bit towards the end right there because I was so excited. I was jumping. I think I almost fell and it’s just crazy. Just for a freshman to come up in a clutch situation like that, it’s big.” Reynaga matched her team’s offensive power in the circle, giving up only three hits while striking out 12 batters. “She always has a great attitude and she’s always ready to work no matter what,” Mihut said. “Even when she’s not pitching her best or when she’s not getting her calls she’s always ready to work.” Saugus travels to Valencia on Thursday, while Golden Valley hosts Canyon. Both games begin at 3:15.
FINAL. Saugus softball 6, Golden Valley 3— Haley Sawyer (@haleymsawyer) May 2, 2018
Hayley Mihut's home run sealed the win. Here's a peek under her visor. pic.twitter.com/wug5CVu2Sx
Valencia, West RanchThe Vikings led 9-0 after three innings when the game was postponed due to rain. Play will resume tomorrow afternoon, with a game time yet to be announced.