One day after suffering a tough, last-inning loss to Costa Mesa, the Laguna Beach softball team bounced back Tuesday to get back into the win column in Orange Coast League play by routing visiting Saddleback, 13-2, at Thurston Middle School.
The Breakers took the lead for good in their first at-bat to improve to 3-2 in league and 8-5 overall.
"You have to teach the kids to have short memories," Laguna Coach Mike Hunter said of his team's ability to rebound from an 8-7 loss against Costa Mesa to handle Saddleback. "This is a very young team, and it's kind of been our mode this year to win one, to lose one, to win one. Along the way, a young team needs to learn how to be consistent."
Laguna's hot start was capped by Ali Lindsay's RBI that ran the score to 3-0 in the bottom of the first inning. Saddleback got back two runs, both unearned, in the second but Lindsay stretched the Laguna lead again when she drove home three runs with a triple to right field. Taylor Romatowski's sacrifice bunt added another run to push the lead to 7-2.