Orestimba went into last week carrying a 3-5 Southern League mark and facing a busy stretch of three games in as many days.
By the time spring break arrived at week’s end, the Lady Warriors had reeled off three straight victories to improve to 6-5.
Orestimba closed out the week with a 15-0 win over visiting Denair Thursday.
Mariah Valenzuela threw a five-inning one-hitter, and the Lady Warriors backed her strong effort with an offensive show.
A seven-run second provided all the runs the Lady Warriors would need. The inning started on a quiet note, with the first two hitters retired. But a two-out error opened the door, and the Lady Warriors charged through. After Deborah Torres followed the inning-extending error with a base hit, Sarah Millan jump-started the Orestimba offense with a three-run homer to open the scoring. Four more runs would score before the Coyotes were able to get off the field.
Orestimba struck for six more runs in the third. Adriana Contreras got the inning started with a triple, and singled again later in the frame. Ashley Taft delivered a run-scoring double, and the Lady Warriors also got base hits from Ciaira Lopes, Anakaren Jimenez and Haylee Medeiros in the frame.
The Lady Warriors added two more in the fourth to close out the scoring.
Contreras accounted for three of Orestimba’s dozen hits on the day. Jimenez and Lopes each had two hits.
OHS 14, Delhi 0 (Five innings)
Orestimba dominated the host Hawks in an abbreviated contest Wednesday afternoon.
The Lady Warriors plated two in the first when Jimenez and Torres each singled and scored.
Orestimba pulled away with four in the second. A two-run homer by Millan capped that inning.
The West Siders added three more in the third. A double by Taft sparked that inning.
A five-run fourth punctuated the Orestimba victory. Base hits by Medeiros, Victoria Vasquez, Taft, Mariah Robinson, Jimenez and Torres fueled that inning.
Jimenez and Torres led Orestimba’s hit parade with three hits each. Millan, Vasquez and Taft had two hits each for the Lady Warriors.
Valenzuela scattered two hits over four innings before Medeiros closed out the game with a scoreless fifth.
OHS 12, Le Grand 8
Orestimba outslugged visiting Le Grand last Tuesday to open the week.
The Lady Warriors built a 4-0 lead after three, only to see the Bulldogs put up seven runs in the top of the fourth.
Orestimba tied it in the bottom of the frame, and went ahead to stay with five runs in the bottom of the fifth. Successive base hits by Robinson, Shiloh Croffoot, Jimenez and Torres, followed by a Millan double, helped produce those runs.
Medeiros enjoyed a four-for-four day at the plate. Croffoot, Torres, Millan and Lopes had two hits each for the Lady Warriors.