Lady Scots softball shuts out Notre Dame in Battle of Belmont


Faulkner winds up the pitch and makes it a strike

Claudia Leist, Highlander Editor

The Lady Scots met their cross-town rivals, the Notre Dame High School Tigers, to determine who would have bragging rights this year.

Carlmont came into the game with a record of 3-0 having beaten Woodside, Piedmont Hills, and Milpitas. No opponent had scored a single run against the Lady Scots in these three games.

Notre Dame had a 1-0 record coming into the game and was looking for a win on their home field, not expecting to remain scoreless until the end of the seventh inning.

The game was a pitchers’ duel through the first four innings, with Carlmont having 1-0 lead. In the fifth inning, the Lady Scots’ bats came alive and they scored seven runs, forcing the Tigers’ pitcher out after the first three runs.

Junior starting pitcher Rebecca Faulkner lit it up on the field, having nine strikeouts along with two hits and two RBIs. Junior Gabriella Pons led the team with four hits, while senior Taylor Yzaguirre and junior Danielle Giuliacci followed with two hits and three RBIs each.

“I feel pretty good. I feel like we have a really good team this year. Hopefully we can keep it going throughout the rest of the season,” said Pons.

Carlmont awaits their next game against Westmont, hoping to shut them out and maintain the heat on the field.


Faulkner winds up the pitch and makes it a strike