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Scalzo is catalyst for Dragons

Bishop O'Dowd High softball pitcher Alexis Scalzo delivers against Alameda during the sixth inning of a West Alameda County Conference game on April 26 in Oakland. Scalzo picked up the victory, pitching all seven innings, and she was also 2 for 3 with two RBIs as Bishop O'Dowd won 8-5. Hannah Rosenfeld, Tori Avery and Sarah Koplowitz all had two hits and at least one RBI in the victory. The Dragons then earned a co-championship title at the Standley Cup tournament with two wins and a tie. O'Dowd was scheduled to face American in the championship game, but American realized that if it played that game, it would finish the season one game over the maximum number of games allowed by the North Coast Section. Instead of taking a possible forfeit victory, O'Dowd decided that the teams would be co-champions. "This was an easy decision to make from our standpoint," Bishop O'Dowd coach Mike Cobb told the Bay Area News Group. "We were in this situation a couple of years ago, and one of the teams decided to drop a game for us." Scalzo was named co-Most Valuable Player of the tournament, and teammates Promise Burnett, Haley Ferrufino-Jurs and Rosenfeld were also named all-tournament.