May 29, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Woodbridge softball team wraps up Alan Dugard Classic with two shutout wins

Woodbridge Coach Kim Wojciechowski congratulates her players after a win over Peninsula Saturday. (Photos: OC Sports Zone, Tim Burt).

Woodbridge High School’s softball team finished the Alan Dugard Classic strong with two shutout victories Saturday at Bill Barber Park.

The Warriors defeated Peninsula 3-0 in the first game then capped the day with a 6-0 victory over Godinez with former coach Alan Dugard, who has the tournament named in his honor, in attendance.

Woodbridge (11-9 overall) was led by Breanna Izzo. Izzo pitched six scoreless innings allowing two hits and striking out four in the opener. Izzo pitched all seven innings against Godinez, allowing four hits and striking out four.

The Warriors were determined to bounce back from a 7-3 loss to Newport Harbor Friday night in the tournament and played well in both Saturday games to capture the consolation championship in the silver division at the tournament.

“Overall, I thought it was good, they played hard, it was a rough loss last night so I think they came in with a fresh perspective and a new outlook,” said Woodbridge Coach Kim Wojciechowski after the first game.

“They took our advice and kept a short memory. That was a hard one to lose. They really wanted to win that game.”

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In the first game, Sena Yamamoto came on to pitch in the seventh inning to complete the shutout vs. Peninsula.

Izzo had a no-hitter for 5 2/3 innings until Peninsula’s Mia Mastan singled to break it up. Emily Gonzalez also singled but Izzo was able to strike out the next batter to get out of the inning.

Woodbridge took command in the bottom of the first inning. Leadoff hitter Audrey Song singled, stole second and third and scored on an error. Peyton Harris also walked and stole second and scored on a groundout by Anna Kim.

Izzo then blasted her fourth home run of the year over the center field fence in the third inning to put the Warriors ahead 3-0.

“I felt overall, it was a very good comeback from last night,” said Izzo, who is commited to Army West Point to play softball. “I want us, as a team to work well and get ready to finish off the second half of the season and I have my personal goals with pitching and hitting strikeout counts along with my hitting and hitting home runs.”

Song led the Warriors six-hit attack, going 2 for 3.

“I wanted to make a good showing and knowing that we ended up in the silver bracket really made me proud, not only as a coach but as a parent, I love these kids like my own,” added Wojciechowski, the Warriors coach.

“It really did impress me that we ended up in the silver bracket. I wanted to do better than we’ve done in previous years.”

—-Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone; timburt@ocsportszone.com