Saturday’s Southern Section Division 6 league baseball game at Cal State Fullerton will not be forgotten soon. Not because it took almost 3.5 hours to finish in 11 innings. Not because Costa Mesa Estancia in the end he prevailed 2-1 on Anaheim to win its first championship.
It was a game where the first starting pitcher in Southern Section baseball history, Jillian Albayati of Anaheim, put on a show to help break down barriers and earn respect for her skills.
He gave up one run and eight wins in nine innings. He also drove in his team’s only race.
Estancia broke a 1-1 draw at the top of the 11th when James De La O scored a brace that scored Travis Scott from first base. Anaheim had the draw and winning runs on base at the bottom of the 11th, but one runner started early from the second on an eliminated sprint, finishing the match with the third eliminated.
In the Division 4 baseball final, Las Flores Tesoro defeated Fullerton 3-0. Coleton Dahl eliminated 11 in six goalless innings with three hits.
In Division 3, Westlake Village Oaks Christian defeated La Quinta 1-0. Junior Joseph Steventon has launched the exclusion. It was the first title for Lions manager Royce Clayton, a former major league. Tommy Farmer scored the only run on a base-laden walk and also threw a runner to the plate from the left field to preserve the shutout.