Carson's Tautalafua ties state home run mark

Carson's Darian Tautalafua hit her 53rd career home run on Friday afternoon, tying the state record in the top-seeded Colts' 10-4 win against Chatsworth in the City Section softball playoffs.

Tautalafua, who has signed to play next year at Long Beach State, has 17 home runs this season. She tied the mark shared by Crenshaw's Alia Williams (2006-09) and La Crescenta Valley's Baillie Kirker (2006-09).

Tautalafua will have a chance to set a new record Tuesday when Carson meets Granada Hills in the semifinals.