Chaminade Softball battled back from a 3-1 deficit in the top of the sixth inning during the CIF-SS Division 5 Championship game against John W. North High School (North) to win the title. This is the Eagles’ first CIF softball title since 2007.
Chaminade went into the sixth inning, down two runs. With one out, and the bases loaded, Gabby Hensley ’20 tied up the game at 3-3 after her at bat. Then Alexis Klee hit a sacrifice fly to center field, and the Eagles took the lead, 4-3. Junior pitcher Tessa Magnanimo closed out the bottom of the inning on six pitches.
In the seventh, freshman Payton Wagner hit an RBI single to put the Eagles up two runs over the Huskies. Magnanimo completed the game on 92 pitches and four hits, and Chaminade defeated North, 5-3.
Chaminade Softball after their semifinal win on May 29 at Culver City High School (photo by: Jodi Hensley)
Chaminade plays in the CIF-SS Ford Softball Division 5 Championship game on Friday, June 1 against John W. North High School (Riverside). The game is at 3:30 p.m., and will be played at Deanna Manning Stadium in Irvine. The stadium is located at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park.
Chaminade Softball on Senior Day 2018 (photo by: Jodi Hensley)
Chaminade Softball is headed to the CIF-SS Division 5 Championship game! They defeated Culver City, 6-5, in an away match up.
The semifinal game was tied 1-1 through the bottom of the fifth inning when Culver City scored three runs to take the lead, 4-1. In the top of the sixth inning, sophomore Gabriella Hensley hit a two-run home run, bringing the Eagles within one. Then in the seventh inning, Sarah Dady ’18 (who hit a three-run walk-off in the bottom of the ninth inning in Round One) hit a three-run home run, giving Chaminade a 6-4 lead. Culver City was able to score one more run in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Eagles prevailed.
Championship game information will be released at a later date.
Chaminade Softball just chalked up another CIF playoff win with a 9-0 defeat of Aquinas High School during the second round of the CIF-SS Softball Division 5 Championships. Junior pitcher, Tessa Magnanimo struck out 18 of 21 batters.
Next, Chaminade faces La Cañada High School in the quarterfinals on Thursday, May 24. The 3:15 p.m. game is at home for the Eagles (Chatsworth campus).