Boise State-bound Gianna Mancha struck out six while pitching four-plus innings and drove in a pair of runs and the County withstood a late rally for a 5-4 victory in the annual Fresno City/County All-Star Softball Game on Wednesday night at Margie Wright Diamond.
Mancha of Central High got the win, with Grizzlies teammate Bree Martin and Hanford West’s Hallie Harger – another future Broncos player – also driving in runs for County.
City made it close with a three-run eighth. Buchanan’s Katie Jackson, who’s headed to Cal State Bakersfield, led the way with a 2-for-3 night with two RBIs.
County 5, City 4
WP: Gianna Mancha (Central) 4.1 IP, 6K. LP: Serena Thompkins (McLane). City, Katie Jackson (Buchanan 2-3, 2RBI, R); Mireya Sanchez (Sanger) 2B; Alex Snyder (Sunnyside) RBI; Hallie Gonzalez (Sanger) R; Bobbie Falcon (Sanger) R; Logan Kolehmainen (Bullard) R. County, Savannah Pena (Selma) 2R; Mancha 1-2, 2RBI; Halle Harger (Hanford West) RBI, R; Bree Martin (Central) RBI; Alyssa Sanchez (Caruthers) R; Megan Ambriz (Lemoore) R. MVPs: Jackson, Mancha. Jenny Eller Most Inspirational: City, Danielle Humphrey (Clovis North); County, Katie Thompson (Yosemite).