She’s out: Caution Tape third baseman Julie Wingert (in black) tags out Caliente’s Mayra Hernandez in the San Lorenzo Valley youth softball league playoffs. The Caliente won, 7-2. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press-Banner

The playoffs in the three divisions of the San Lorenzo Valley girls softball league are in full swing, and the last day of the league tournament will be Saturday, May 16, at the San Lorenzo Valley Middle School softball field.
Championship games will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the festivities will include a bounce house, barbecue, dunk tank, carnival games, snow cones, a sweatshirt raffle and trophy presentations.
The No. 2 seed Caliente upset top-seeded Caution Tape, 7-2, on Saturday, May 9.
Autumn Bushard pitched four innings with seven strikeouts for Caliente, and Madelynne Cope, a fifth grader, pitched three innings for Caliente with several strikeouts. Mayra Hernandez hit a double and drove in two for the winners.
Brooke Scothorn pitched four innings for Caution Tape with five strikeouts, while Leah Viele, Julie Wingert and Siobhan Galleguillos hit doubles.
The second-seed Thunder upset the top-seeded Strikers, 7-5, in the league tournament on Saturday.
Megan VanAusdall led off for the Thunder with a double, and Allison Gudnason smacked a triple for an RBI. Priscilla Unti went 3-for-3, and Erica Figueroa hit a home run for the Thunder.
Bailey Lotz went 2-for-3 and hit a home run for the Strikers, and Nikiya Bechtle and Rachel Olmsted each went 2-for-3.
The Thunder preserved the victory by tagging out a Striker runner in a pickle between third and home.
The top-seeded Sting capped a come-from-behind win in the final inning Saturday to defeat the No. 2 Static, 5-4.
Down 4-3 in the sixth, Caitlyn Wade singled and Emma Zilge doubled to bring in Wade. With two outs, Jillian Francis reached first base on an infield error, scoring Zilge to win the game. Madeline Johnson pitched three innings and recorded six strikeouts for the win.
In other action, the Chargers, coached by Christi Sandles, defeated the Firebirds, coached by Michael Gregory, 2-0 on Saturday to advance to a second round playoff game on Tuesday.

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