Softball: Sierra Canyon shuts out Saugus 6-0 in first-round playoff victory

Sierra Canyon wins first-round playoff game

By Jacob H. Pollon


The Sierra Canyon softball team didn’t play many regular season games.

Rain and other factors contributed to only 14 contests instead of up to 28.

But the Trailblazers went 6-2 in the tough Mission League and qualified as the second place team for the Division 3 playoffs.

Things got off to a great start Tuesday with a 6-0 shut out win against Foothill League second place team Saugus.

Sophia Debs threw four innings and struck out six. Duke-bound Hailey Shuler threw three innings and blasted a two-run home run.

Debs was 3 for 3 with a double and RBI.

Nina Peyton-Johnson hit a two-run home run.

Lianna Lara had a an RBI.

Riley Furnace and Peyton Jackson each had a single.

Sierra Canyon moves onto Tuesday’s second round and will host Redondo Union at 3:15 p.m. on the corner of Variel and Rinaldi at the lower school campus.