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Orcutt catcher Velen Velazquez is hitting .388 on the season and has helped the Spartans advance to the CIF Central Section Division 6 title game Friday against Bakersfield South.

The Orcutt Academy girls softball team made it to the CIF Central Section Division 6 semifinals last year, losing to eventual champion Nipomo.

This year, Orcutt junior catcher Velen Velazquez thinks the Spartans can win the whole thing.

"Oh yes, I definitely think we can do it," Velazquez, who was on that 2022 Orcutt Academy team said after No. 3 Orcutt Academy beat No. 6 Tollhouse Sierra 9-3 at Lakeview Junior High School Thursday in a 2023 Division 6 quarterfinal.

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Kenny Cress is a sports reporter for the Santa Maria Times, covering local sports in northern Santa Barbara County.  You can send information or story ideas to him by emailing it to KCress@SantaMariaTimes.com.  


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Kenny Cress, sportswriter for the Santa Maria Times since September of 2000. BA in political science from Cal Poly Pomona. BA in journalism from Cal State Northridge.

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