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Varsity softball win is newest of recent onslaught

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Abby Le
Taelor Walker (11) takes a hack in the first inning of a 17-run onslaught on Monday.

On Monday, the Ayala Bulldogs took on the Colony Titans. The Bulldogs had a 10-3 record prior to the game, while the Titans had a 5-5 record, giving Ayala the upper hand going into this match. Ultimately, the Ayala Bulldogs took the victory in high-scoring fashion, winning over the Colony Titans 17-1

In the top of the first inning, Colony came out of the gate swinging, putting a run up on the board and making the score 1-0 off the bat. The Ayala Bulldogs fought back, scoring three runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning. This put the score at 3-1 in Ayala’s favor at the end of the first. 

In the second inning, both teams’ defenses were on alert. Neither team got any runs past the plate in their respective halves, keeping the score at 3-1 going into the third. Ayala remained in the lead.

In the top of the third inning, the Titans were once again kept to their single run, as the Bulldogs’ defense and pitching prevented any further runs. However, in the bottom half of the inning, Ayala scored two runs of their own, putting the score at 5-1 in the Bulldogs’ favor going into the final inning of the game.

In the fourth and final inning, Colony scored no runs. The Ayala Bulldogs, on the contrary, picked up the pace, and put up 12 total runs in just the bottom half of the inning. This secured them the victory with a final score of 17-1.

Ayala’s McKenzy Becerra (11) had an impressive performance at the plate in her four appearances, scoring three runs off of three hits, four RBIs, a double, and a triple. Junior Jordyn Balingit also contributed to the high score on the Bulldogs’ side, batting in three runs with her double. Pitching for the entirety of this game was junior Allie Lukaszewicsz, who struck out 9 out of 14 batters faced.



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Abby Le, Staff Member
Abby Le (12) is a reporter for The Bulldog Times, and this is her first year on staff. This year, Abby is looking forward to expanding on her writing skills and opening the door to new connections with people, both on and off the staff. She is excited to see how far BDT will go and all the progress the staff will make as individuals. Abby is also involved in clubs around campus, such as Key Club and National Honor Society, but takes on many interests outside of school as well. She enjoys writing music to post on her social media, is a diehard Swiftie, enjoys dominating gold Valorant lobbies, and has a mild caffeine addiction.
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