Sports Roundup: Several La Jolla athletes end winning seasons
By Ed Piper
■ La Jolla Country Day’s Hadiyah Muhammad seemed to have soared into the stratosphere as she beat all other comers in triple-jumping 37 feet, 11.50 inches to win the event at the CIF Finals May 31 at Mt. Carmel High School.
The graduating senior capped off her high school career with the personal-best hop, skip, and jump. She also played a key role in the Lady Torreys basketball team’s run to the state finals last winter.
■ Bishop’s School Lady Knight’s softball team, likewise, acted regally in advancing to the CIF Finals in Division IV by downing the High Tech High Storm, 11- 1, May 24 in the second round, and then Santa Fe Christian Eagles, 6-0, May 29 to advance to the finals, where they lost to the Central High Spartans, 5-1, at the Santee Sportsplex the next night.
“The girls showed the commitment, dedication, and effort from day one,” said Coach Art Schiele. “Without a doubt, they worked hard for what they wanted and they were willing to play seven tough innings every time we took the field.”
Sabrina Straus and Sabrina Moreno each drove in two runs, with Moreno clubbing a home run, and sophomore Grace Young went all the way in fashioning a three-hitter to shut out the Eagles in the semifinal game.
Third baseman Moreno, a junior, was almost unstoppable in the second round against High Tech High in a home game on the Bishop’s diamond. She powered two home runs and had 4 RBIs to lead a potent 13-hit attack. Straus added 3 RBIs with her two hits as the Lady Knights savaged poor High Tech. Freshman centerfielder Livy Schiele had two RBIs and two hits. Young again had a complete game in the pitcher’s circle, limiting opponents to one run on five hits. Bishop’s completed the season with a record of 22-2, 7-1 in the Coastal Conference.
■ Former La Jolla High centerfielder Bradley Zimmer was drafted 21st overall June 5 in the Amateur Baseball Draft by the Cleveland Indians. Zimmerman, who graduated from LJHS in 2011, hit a whopping .446 his senior year in high school. He played college ball at the University of San Francisco.
■ Speaking of Viking baseball, Timmy Holdgrafer was roughed up on the mound in a 7-2 CIF second round playoff loss at top-seed El Camino May 30, but he still battled in other ways to try to bring La Jolla back. In the top of the fourth inning, the junior pitcher/second baseman doubled to right centerfield with two outs, but he was left stranded.
Then, in the sixth inning, after moving from the mound to centerfield to switch places with reliever James Whelan, Holdgrafer walked, again with two outs, then advanced to second base on a wild pitch by stopper Jordan Pearce. But again, the Vikings could not move him around to score. In total, the black and red left 11 runners on base.
La Jolla had another chance in the double-elimination playoffs the next day, but fell to Eastlake, 10-5.
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