The only thing that can stop Ridgeview's softball offense, it would appear, is a really big field.
Still, the Wolf Pack pounded out five doubles and three triples en route to a 7-2 victory at Mira Monte on Wednesday, marking the 10th time this season Ridgeview has scored at least seven runs.
"I can't complain," Wolf Pack coach Jerry Dumatrait said. "It's a huge field; otherwise we might have hit three or four home runs. But they were playing us back to the fence and we just hit."
Trinidad Lee led the charge with three doubles, and Angelina Meza had a double and a triple. Meza and Kacie Salazar led off the top of the seventh inning with back-to-back triples, extending a 4-0 Ridgeview lead and essentially putting the game out of reach for the Wolf Pack, which improved to 11-2, 3-0 in the South Yosemite League.
Ridgeview has scored six or more runs in each of its 11 wins. It was held to one combined run in losses to Fresno-Edison and Taft.
"They have three tough outs every time through the order, and they always seem to get up with runners on," Mira Monte coach Manuel Alderete said. "You just can't make mistakes against them, or they'll hurt you."
Alyssa Gonzales, who leads the area with nine home runs, tripled in the first inning, when Ridgeview jumped to a 3-0 lead, and Genesis Rincon added a double.
In all, Ridgeview has 90 extra-base hits on the season.
"These girls just love to hit," Dumatrait said.
Meanwhile, sophomore Samantha Mejia struck out seven and allowed six hits.
"Their pitching's good, too," Alderete said. "Sam is formidable."
Mira Monte (8-7, 1-1), missing two starters because of injuries, didn't score until pitcher Alyssa Barela helped her own cause with a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.
"It was a little morale-builder," Alderete said.
"We're not going to lay down for anyone. We're going to play every out, every inning."
That hasn't been enough against Ridgeview, which is undefeated in league play since the new version of the SYL was formed in 2010.
"We haven't lost in three seasons, and we're hoping to make it four seasons," Dumatrait said.
But the Wolf Pack have bigger goals, too; they won a Central Section Division III championship in 2011 but were stopped by Garces in the semifinals last season, Ridgeview's first in Division II.
"That's what we're building for," Dumatrait said.
"We'll go up against Division I schools in Clovis (at a spring break tournament next month), but Division II is really tough. We'll have to be ready."