Shelby Buchanan began her senior year for Garces softball with a bang on Friday in the season opener at home against Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial.
Buchanan was a single away from the cycle with a double, triple and home run and three RBI and also pitched a complete game in a 14-4, six-inning victory for the Rams.
Buchanan gave up four runs, two earned and struck out eight batters, with two of the runs coming in the top of the six inning with Garces (1-0) already up 9-2.
Ellie Waguespack had two hits in four at bats and scored three times while Alex Penner and Jessica Canfield also had a multiple-hit game.
Freshman Angeleen Silva and Canfield also hit home runs.
Rams are back in action on Monday at home against Highland at 4 p.m.
Garces 14, SJM 4
W: Buchanan. L: Zararte. 2B: GMHS (Buchanan, Rubin-Garcia). 3B: GMHS (Buchanan, An. Silva, Waguespack). HR: GMHS (Buchanan, Canfield, An. Silva).