Lord Vader, err Santiago coach John Perez, brings Illinois State-bound Erin Rodriguez to relieve Ohio State-commit Erica Romero, who gave up six runs on 10 hits, in the top of the fifth.
Savannah Clark-Adams leads off the inning with a single, but E-Rod heads up a 1-6-3 double play on the next batter to erase that hit.
Second baseman Danielle Hernandez makes a nifty catch in shallow right field to end the inning.
Time for my seventh and final traditional softball fifth-inning stretch of the CIF-SS championship weekend. That's right, it's YMCA time.
UNLV-bound Brittany Abacherli rips a shot at the second baseman and it's too hot to handle. Abacherli is on with one out in the bottom of the fifth.
Nevada-bound Nikki Orozco with a chopper up the middle. Norco's second baseman gets to it, but Abacherli beats her to second. Everybody is safe.
E-Rod singles to left field and ... THE BASES ARE JUICED!!!!
Do the Sharks have one more amazing comeback left in them? Texas-bound Randel Leahy could make this very interesting if she gets a hold of one.
Lockman hits Leahy with a pitch to force in a run and ... THE BASES ARE STILL JUICED!!!!
Danielle Hernandez bloops a single to shallow center field and another run scores to make it 6-2 and ... THE BASES ARE STILL JUICED!!!!!
Yvon Minogue drills a shot at the shortstop ... E-6!!!! Two runs score and the Sharks cut it to 6-4. Still only one out and the Sharks have runners on first and second.
Dakota Matiko grounds out, but moves the runners to second and third. Two down.
Lockman gets Alex Vargas to ground out to end the inning.
Norco 6, Santiago 4 after 5 innings.
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