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Mejia's one-hitter leads Ridgeview to 66th straight league win

Starting pitcher for Ridgeview High, Wednesday, against Tehachapi, Samantha Mejia, throws to the Warriors batters during game action.

A focused Sam Mejia is a dangerous Sam Mejia, as Tehachapi’s softball team found out Wednesday.

Mejia struck out 10 in a one-hitter that led Ridgeview past the Warriors, 3-0, and gave the Wolf Pack a commanding two-game lead in the South Yosemite League race with three games to go.

“She bears down,” Ridgeview coach Jerry Dumatrait said. “One thing about Sam, against a lesser team she might take it easy. But Tehachapi is a very good team, and we told her, ’You’ve got to attack.’ And she did.”

Of course, a big

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