ISA’s Sausedo gets no-hitter vs. Wallenberg

Lee Ball double-checked his book and then carefully went through it a third time.

The International Studies Academy softball coach was sure he had marked Wallenberg down for a hit at some point during Friday’s San Francisco Section playoff game at Jackson Playground.

But finally Ball looked up, smiled and said “Well, I guess she did it.”

She is Cobras ace Luisa Sausedo and the senior right-hander dominated all facets of ISA’s 5-2 win over the Bulldogs. Sausedo struck out 10 and allowed just one ball to leave the infield in the no-hitter — a fly ball to center field for the final out. She also went 3-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored.

“I’m glad you told me — I had no idea,” Sausedo said when informed about her no-hitter. “I really wasn’t thinking about it at all. I just wanted to do the best I could for the team.”

Sausedo overcame five walks, a hit batsman and five errors to defeat a Wallenberg team making its first appearance in the section playoffs. She allowed an unearned run in the top of the first but ISA (11-6) rallied for three runs in the bottom half to take a lead it would never relinquish. Rebecca Lopez, Sausedo, Nancy Alvarado and Danica Tuio all had RBI hits for the aggressive Cobras, who stole 11 bases in the win.

“Luisa had it going, we all could see that,” said Alvarado, the ISA catcher. “And we just had to stay patient with the bats to get in a few runs for her.”

The Cobras now advance to play either Lowell or Washington in Tuesday’s semifinals while Wallenberg ends the year 6-11.

melliser@examiner.com

ISA 5,

Wallenberg 2

Wallenberg 100 000 1 — 2 0 1

ISA 301 010 x — 5 7 5

Norma Cordero and Sarah Angel. Luisa Sausedo and Nancy Alvarado. W—Sausedo. L—Cordero.

Leading hitters: Sausedo (ISA) 3×3. HR—None.

BASEBALL

Drew 4, Urban 3

Sophomore Beckett Sheeder pitched a complete game and Zach Goldstein drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Dragons (6-13, 3-7 Bay Counties League West) knocked off the Blues (2-8, 5-8) at

Big Rec.

— Staff report

Drew 4,

Urban 3

Urban 001 110 0 — 3 6 3

Drew 102 010 x — 4 6 3

Ian Paratore and Jordan Graham. Beckett Sheeder and Luke Gil. W—Sheeder. L—Paratore. Leading hitters: None.

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