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Novato Pitchers Shut Hayward – Marin Independent Journal

Baseball

Jacob Rabb and Dari Liuzzu combined for the shutout as Novato beat non-league foe Hayward 5-0 on Saturday.

Rabb got the start for the Hornets and went six innings to limit Hayward to just two hits as he struck out six batters. Liuzzi took the mound in the seventh, as he knocked out Jeremiah Caldwell to end the game.

Evan Black and Will Carlson each had two hits for the Hornets, who finished with seven hits on the day.

soft ball

Dominican University packed an offensive punch to sweep a doubleheader with conference foe Holy Names on Saturday.

The Penguins scored all their runs with a fifth-inning rally in a 3-2 early game win. Faith Erb scored on a sacrifice fly and Melissa Garcia scored on a fifth-inning error to tie the game, 2-2. Lauren Lapinid scored the game-winning run by batting the home pitch on a sacrificial fly to right field.

Dominican starter Shelby Keltner hit nine and walked one, while scattering five hits in a comprehensive win.

In Game 2, Dominican used a five-run outburst in the fourth inning to take command in a 6-2 win. Trailing 2-1 with the bases loaded, Keltner doubled down the left side to score three runs. The Penguins scored another run in the inning for a 5-2 lead, then added another run in the sixth to complete the scoring.

Garcia was 2-for-4 and Lapinid was 3-for-4 for the Penguins, who had 10 hits.

Reliever Rosa Liguria pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings for the win.

women’s tennis

Dominican University picked up wins in the best five singles matches to claim a 6-1 win over UC Santa Cruz on Saturday.

Audrey Rafols anchored the Penguins with a 6-1, 6-1 win for first place in singles. Haley Garcia, Zoe Coggins, Gina Dudley and Julia Rydel also won their singles matches for the Dominican Republic.

The Penguins won two of three doubles matches to wrap up the day. Rafols and Dudley teamed up in doubles No. 1 for a 6-1 victory and Coggins and Rydel took a 6-4 win in doubles No. 2.