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Local Digest: Enochs falls, Oakdale wins in softball playoffs; Parsons decides

Enochs high school’s #3 Kara Pittel bats Monday afternoon May 13, 2019 in a game against Lodi at Enochs High school in Modesto, Calif. The two teams met for the CIF Sac-Joaquin section division 1 softball playoffs.
Enochs high school’s #3 Kara Pittel bats Monday afternoon May 13, 2019 in a game against Lodi at Enochs High school in Modesto, Calif. The two teams met for the CIF Sac-Joaquin section division 1 softball playoffs. jlee@modbee.com

The Enochs High softball team had multiple hits in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings in the Eagles’ CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I first-round playoff game against Lodi.

They didn’t score any runs in those innings.

It proved to be costly as the Eagles saw their season end with a 10-4 loss to the Flames on Monday.

“It was all about timely hits,” Eagles coach Moises Martinez said. “We just couldn’t get one.”

Enochs (19-5-1) scored first in the bottom of the first before Lodi (13-6) responded with three in the top of the second. The scored remained the same until the top of the fifth when senior Marissa Fabian hit a grand slam to left field as part of a six-run inning for Lodi.

“It (grand-slam) deflated everyone,” Martinez said.

Enochs actually out-hit the Flames (11 to 10) but Lodi was able to capitalize when it needed.

Fabian had seven RBIs on the day as she had a three-run triple in the first and then scored on a bad throw.

Sophomore Chloe Wong was 4-for-4 with four RBIs for the Eagles.

Lodi will travel to face Elk Grove on Wednesday.

Oakdale 7, Pioneer 1: The Mustangs (24-0-1) scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth in their win in the Division III playoffs.

Sheldon 7, Gregori 0: The Jaguars (13-15) allowed five runs in the bottom of the first in their loss.

Bear Creek 1, Turlock 0: Turlock (17-9) saw its season end after allowing the game’s only run in the bottom of the sixth.

Waterford 7, Colfax 1: Senior Alyssa Donaldson had two home runs and four RBIs for the Wildcats (18-7).

Hilmar 12, Mariposa 2: Hilmar (18-9) senior pitcher Madison Aguiniga struck out nine batters.

Linden 6, Hughson 0: Junior Kali Gose had two hits for the Huskies (12-13) in the loss.

Wood 13, Ceres 12: The Bulldogs (13-13) fell in a high-scoring affair.

East Union 8, Beyer 2: Senior Shelby Cefalu had a two-run home run for East Union in the win.

Ripon Christian 10, Rio Vista 1: The Knights (21-3) opened the Div. VI playoffs with a win.

Pitman High wrestler wins national title: Pitman High freshman Lilly Freitas’ already superb season got even better on Saturday.

After going undefeated (33-0) and winning a CIF State title in February, Freitas won a national championship at the USA Wrestling Championships in Irving, Texas.

Freitas, the Bee’s Girls Wrestler of the Year, won 65 kg (143) title and earned a spot on the Cadet World Team.

The team, comprised of wrestlers between the ages of 15 and 17, will travel to Sofia, Bulgaria in late July for the United World Wrestling Championships.

Former MC coach announces next stop: Mike Parsons, the former Modesto Christian coach who resigned in January, is now an assistant coach at Central Valley High.

Parsons, who confirmed the news via text, said he hasn’t decided yet which group he will be coaching.

Oakdale golfer advances to NorCal Regional Tourney: Oakdale sophomore Ryan Meyer advanced to the CIF State NorCal Golf Championship after shooting an even-par 72 at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Masters Tournament at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton on Monday.

The NorCal Championships are May 20 at the El Macero Country Club.

Ripon Christian boys volleyball team makes CIF State playoffs: After falling to Bear River in four sets in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Championship on Saturday, Ripon Christian’s season isn’t over just yet.

The Knights will travel to San Jose on Tuesday to face Valley Christian in the first round of the CIF State NorCal Div. III Playoffs.

MJC weekly e-newsletter wins award: Modesto Junior College Athletics weekly e-newsletter, Pirate Athletics Log (PAL), recently won first place from the California Community College Public Relations Organization. There were 343 entries across 39 competition categories this year.

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Julian A. Lopez has been covering local sports for The Modesto Bee since August 2018. He graduated from Arizona State in 2016 with a BA in Journalism.