James Logan High softball coach Teri Johnson earned her 500th win in her illustrious career and Raeann Garza threw a no-hitter as the host Colts remained undefeated in the Mission Valley Athletic League with a shutout over the Vikings
The wins ranks Johnson in the top-15 in the state in career wins, according to Cal-Hi sports records. It also is the first time that any softball coach in the North Coast Section has reached the 500 plateau, according to NCS commissioner Gil Lemmon, who was in attendance.
“This is all very exciting to reach that mark,” said Johnson, who is in her 26th year as the Logan coach. “It is an absolutely big accomplish and something I credit all my players with all their hard work through out the years.”
For Johnson, it has been a remarkable 12 months as she won her third NCS championship last June with one of the youngest teams she’s ever fielded.
“If you would’ve told me with all the new faces we had last year that I would reach this mark this season I probably wouldn’t have believed it,” Johnson added.
Irvington starting pitcher Kendra Campbell kept the Colts (16-3, 8-0 MVAL) off the scoreboard until the Colts bats woke up in the fourth. Caley Bonansea scored the first run of the game on an errant throw and Marissa Perez added a two-run single. Alexis Martinez followed with another two-run single before Jazmine Reed, Bonansea and Kimba Goulart all added run-scoring hits.
From there it was all Garza, after giving up a hit batsman to open the game, Garza retired the next 13 batters.
The closest the Vikings (8-10, 3-4) would get to a hit was in the fifth when Morgan Gustas reached on an infield error.