CALEXICO — Jennifer Oranje had three hits and three RBI and Sara Hurbut added a hit with two RBI as Glory of Concord defeated Vision of Yuma 15-6 in the Babe Ruth 12-and-under regional softball tournament here Saturday.
Glory will compete in tonight's final round to defend the regional championship crown it wore last year.
"It came down to the pitching," explained Glory coach Kara Sleight.
"We have a lot of variety," she added, explaining eight of the 14 girls on her team can pitch.
Sleight said Vision played a good game and she felt relieved to come away with the win.
"The score didn't mean anything," said Sleight. "It could have gone either way."
Glory led 4-3 going into the fifth inning but exploded for nine runs in the inning to take a commanding lead.
Sleight said the rally helped calm her players.
"This team puts a lot of weight on its shoulders," Sleight said, adding the extended lead helped lift some of that burden.