Zucchiatti leads top-ranked San Mateo with homerun barrage

College of San Mateo at 2016 CCCAA Softball Championships
College of San Mateo at 2016 CCCAA Softball Championships

CCCAA Softball Scoreboard

SAN MATEO, Calif. - Gaby Zucchiatti completed her debut week for College of San Mateo’s state top-ranked women’s softball team with a walkoff 2-RBI single in the fifth inning to give the Bulldogs (4-1) an 8-0 mercy-rule win over visiting Gavilan College Saturday afternoon. In the previous inning the freshman right fielder out of Mills High hit a 3-run home run over the right field fence. She leads the state’s 85 teams with four homers and 16 runs batted in. 

Sophomore Meagan Wells hit two home runs and a double in Saturday morning’s opener, a 10-2 victory over College of the Siskiyous -- accounting for six RBIs. The versatile sophomore infielder from Foster City and Hillsdale High leads the state with 11 runs scored, one more than runner-up Zucchiatti. Wells is co-third in the state with two homers.

San Mateo started the weekend with a 5-inning, 10-1 win over Siskiyous as Zucchiatti and soph infielder Jordan Davis (James Logan) slugged homers. Allie Stines went 3-for-3 at the plate and had a trio of 2’s: doubles, RBIs, and runs scored. The freshman leftfielder out of Capuchino High ranks second in the state with four doubles. Zucchiati has three doubles.  

Winning Pitchers: Freshman Madison Merced (Westmont) (1-0) had six strikeouts and allowed no hits over 4 frames in Friday’s game. She is the early state co-leader with a 0.00 E.R.A. Starter Samantha Dean (Burlingame High and Foster City) (2-1) had three hitless innings in Saturday’s Siskiyous game with a strikeout and no walks. (Siskiyous later scored twice off reliever Addison Morris in the fifth.) Sophomore Morgan Jones (Half Moon Bay) (1-0) went the distance in the Gavilan shutout.

Stat Notes: Kristen Kowaki stole four bases in the three games and leads the state with a total of five. The sophomore centerfielder (James Logan) and Zucchiatti each have ten hits (co-No. 2 in the state), one more than No. 6 ranked Wells.

As a team, San Mateo leads the state with eight home runs and 64 hits. The Bulldogs are also No. 1 in Northern California with 54 runs scored, 49 RBIs, 15 doubles, and a .435 batting average.