Santa Monica's softball team mobs teammate Sara Garcia after she hit her second home run of the game against No. 1 seeded Segerstrom on Tuesday on the road. Samohi went on to win the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 playoff game, 7-2. (Photo courtesy Wendy Perl)

Santa Monica’s softball team mobs teammate Sara Garcia after she hit her second home run of the game against No. 1 seeded Segerstrom on Tuesday on the road. Samohi went on to win the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 playoff game, 7-2. (Photo courtesy Wendy Perl)

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Santa Monica softball used the long ball to dispatch No. 1 seeded Segerstrom from the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 playoffs on Tuesday.

Samohi’s Sara Garcia blasted two home runs in the contest and starting pitcher Whitney Jones overcame two early runs to shut down Segerstrom’s offense.

The win sends Samohi to the third round of the playoffs today, Thursday, at home against Paloma Valley. The game begins at 3:15 p.m.

Samohi finished the regular season 16-10 and 10-0 in Ocean League play. The season saw Samohi win its 90th consecutive game against league foes.

This is the deepest playoff run for Samohi since the Vikings won the CIF-SS title in 2009-10.

 

New Roads out of playoffs

 

Temecula Prep put an end to New Roads’ wild ride through the CIF-SS Division 7 baseball playoffs on Tuesday with a 14-3 win at Samohi.

New Roads qualified as a wild card team, ousting Coastal Christian, 21-5, to advance to the first round where they upset Pacific Lutheran, the first place team from the Mulholland League.

New Roads finishes the season 9-7 overall and 5-3 in the Coastal League.

 

 

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