Hounds advance to CIF semifinals

Seventh inning RBI lifts Atascadero over Patriot High

RIVERSIDE -- The Atascadero Greyhounds softball team is headed to the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs after defeating Patriot High School today by a score of 3-2. The game was knotted in a scoreless tie through the first five innings before both teams added two runs in the sixth.

Claire Lohayza lead off the seventh inning with a line drive to second and then advanced to second on a Taylor Herzig groundout to third. After just giving up more runs in one inning than she has through her first two playoff starts combined, Bailey Doherty stepped into the box and singled to centerfield scoring Lohayza and giving the Hounds a 3-2 lead. Then in vintage Doherty fashion, she ended the game with back to back strikeouts.

The Hounds will play the winner of West Torrance and St. Paul on Tuesday.

This story will be updated with more information soon.


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