Posted: Feb 16, 2020
A six-run second inning and another America Maples gem lifted the West Valley softball team to a 6-0 win over Diablo Valley in the second game of Saturday's "Battle of the Vikings" doubleheader at the WVC Softball Complex.
Maples struck out 11 DVC Vikings and carried a no-hitter into the sixth before surrendering three meaningless hits in the last two innings. Maples picked up her second win in as many days after notching a one-hit, seven K complete-game win Friday against College of the Redwoods.
Game one was a nearly three-hour affair that went into a tiebreaker after finishing 1-1 through seven. With a runner starting at second, neither team scored in the eighth, but DVC put three runs on the board in the top of the ninth, taking advantage of a two-run WVC error for a 4-1 lead.
West Valley heads to Visalia Saturday (2/22) for an 11am game against the College of the Sequoias (7-5-1).