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Herman’s No-Hitter Boosts Samohi Softball:


Hannah-Rose Peters has been Santa Monica High’s primary softball pitcher this season. Now she has company.

Sophomore Alyson Herman pitched her first no-hitter last week, a five-inning gem in an Ocean League 10-0 victory over Morningside.

It came after Peters pitched a one-hitter in a 17-0 victory over the same team. Both games were shortened to five innings by the mercy rule, where a game ends if a team is 10 runs ahead after five innings.

Samohi is 12-3 overall and 3-0 in the league. During the current spring break the Vikings will play in the El Segundo Tournament.

Peters has an 8-2 record and Herman is 3-1.

All-CIF catcher Christine Foley is leading the team in batting at .439. Peters is second with a .438 average and Herman is third at .393.

Santa Monica is the defending league champion.

Most Westside softball teams didn’t play during the past week. Besides Samohi, the only ones who did were St. Monica and Malibu.

St. Monica won a tournament game from Santa Ana Valley, 3-1, then lost to Los Alamitos, 11-1. Beginning league play, St. Monica lost to Mary Star, 4-2 and Bishop Montgomery, 10-0. The Mariners’ overall record is 7-6.

Malibu was defeated by Oaks Christian, 15-0. Malibu is 8-5 overall, including 0-1 in the Frontier League.


St. Monica lost to Bosco Tech, 9-5 and defeated St. Bernard, 5-2. The Mariners are 5-6 overall, including 3-4 in the Del Rey League.

New Roads absorbed its fourth consecutive defeat, losing to Lakeside of Lake Elsinore, 15-5.

Brentwood went to the Panama City Tournament, but lost to North Hardin (Kentucky), 3-1 and Mosley (Florida), 12-2.

Malibu lost to Montclair Prep, 3-0, defeated Grace Brethren, 7-5 and was shut out by Oaks Christian, 5-0. The Sharks are 6-7 overall, including 2-2 in the Frontier League.

Western League rivals Venice and Palisades played their only game of the week against each other. Palisades had been 4-0 in league games but Venice won, 4-2.

Venice is now 3-9 but 3-2 in the league. Palisades is 8-5, including 4-1 in the league.

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