SAN DIEGO —The Brawley Union High School softball team hit a major wall here yesterday against University of San Diego High School in the quarterfinals of the San Diego CIF Section Division III quarterfinals
The name of that wall was Laura Ibarra.
Ibarra, the Dons' star pitcher, tossed a no-hitter in a 5-0 victory over the Wildcats.
"Their pitcher overpowered us. That was it," said Brawley head coach Rahsahn Overton. "We knew about her. We practiced for her. Today she threw a wonderful game. She had a lot of movement on the ball. She was throwing heat. Our girls just couldn't catch up with her. She's the toughest we've faced this season."
Ibarra struck out 14. She threw mad heat the entire contest, having enough left in the tank to strike out three Wildcats in the seventh.
"She was awesome," said Brawley's Leighan Sudduth. "She's definitely the best pitcher I've seen all year and probably in a long time."