East County Sports

ROUNDUP: WH, GH, Val, PH, Ser, Hel, MV, Gro

2016 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

 

By Adam Paul
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SANTEE (3-19-16) — In the first of three matchups of the season with the latter two taking place in league, the West Hills Wolf Pack downed the visiting Granite Hills Eagles 4-0 in the Falcon Fiesta tournament, Friday (Mar. 18).

The top of the first inning would see the Eagles get a runner on base as KAREN CREECH singled but that would be all they would garner as RYLEIGH DOBYNS (1-3, RBI, 2B) was able to end the inning.  West Hills went to business quickly as ALYSSA BUBAR (2-2. 2 R) would end up on first after being hit by a pitch, SIERRA SCHLICHTING (2-3, 2 RBI, R, 2-run HR) would reach on an error and Bubar would advance. Bubar would later come around to score as the Eagles threw the ball around for an error to make it 1-0.

The lead by the Wolf Pack was threatened in the top of the second inning as HALLE KYLER singled and stole second base with one down. The Eagles were all business with a runner in scoring position and one down, RILEY JO AGERBEEK grounded out which advanced Kyler to third. Again the Eagles couldn’t get the run as Dobyns retired SYDNEY HUSE on a ground ball to end the inning.

In the bottom of the third the Wolf Pack broke through with more runs as they pushed across three runs on four hits. Bubar laced a single, Schlicting came up and worked the count even 2-2. She would then get hold of the next pitch and crush it high in the air to the opposite field – a 2-run homer over the right field fence for the 3-0 lead.  A couple of batters later ALEX GUAY would single, STAR GAYLORD would come in to run, Bowler would ground out to third moving Gaylord to second, Dobyns would then single which would score Gaylord and extend the lead to 4-0.

Granite Hills would threaten to cut into the lead in the top of the eighth when KAYLA MACK singled, Creech singled, Mack stole third and a couple of batters later with two outs, JESSIE LAPIERRE would get on base as she was hit, giving the Eagles the bases loaded. However Dobyns had other ideas as she was able to get Kyler to ground out to short, who threw to first for the final out of the inning.  Another opportunity presented itself in the top of the seventh for Granite Hills.

Leadoff hitter Agerbeek was retired for the first out, the next batter Huse singled, RACHEL RILEY walked giving the Eagles runners at first and second with one out.  Again Dobyns would quash the threat as she was able to retire the next two batters to end the game and preserve the shutout.

Dobyns on the day for the Pack would toss the complete game 7 inning shutout and strike out three while giving up six hits.

 

VALHALLA 10, OUR LADY OF PEACE 4 – An explosion of runs in the first inning propelled the visiting Valhalla Norsemen to a 10-4 victory over host OLP in the Jaguar Classic, Friday (Mar. 18).

The Norsemen thanks to a plethora of runners getting on was able to score 5 runs in the first inning to take a 5-0 lead. The second batter SAMMY GREEN (1-2, 4 R) with one down drew a walk, KENNEDY LABSHERE (4-5, RBI, 2 R) singled and GIAVANNA STEINER came in to run for Labshere. RACHEL SHELSTROM (2-2, R) laid down a perfect bunt for the single, both ALEXIS INGRASSIA (1-3, RBI, R) who would be replaced by JADE HILL on base to run, and KELLY OLSON (1-2, R) would score. Green, Steiner, Shelstrom all would score as well in the inning.

After getting out of the inning, the Pilots in the bottom of the first inning were actually able to pull within a run as they scored four runs off  TORI BASSETTE to make it a 5-4 game. Both teams went back and forth until the top of the fourth when Valhalla added a run to make it 6-4. Sammy Green would reach on an error and come in to score.

Valhalla in the both the sixth and seventh innings put up runs to extend the lead to six runs. They scored three in the sixth and one in the seventh.

For the Norsemen Bassette would settle down and pick up the victory on the day.

By Adam Paul, © EastCountySports.com

 

PATRICK HENRY 19, FALLBROOK 1 – The Patrick Henry Patriots finally got back into the win column as they were able to inflict a barrage on the visiting Fallbrook Warriors 19-1 in Falcon Fiesta tournament action, Friday (Mar. 18) to snap their 2 game losing streak.

The Warriors would put the first run on the board in the top of the first inning but that was all they would garner the rest of the contest.  Patrick Henry in their half of the first exploded for 8 runs and 4 hits to take a 8-1 lead.  Leadoff hitter HANNAH McEWEN (3-3, 2 RBI, 3 R, 2B, 2 SB) walked, stole second base and stole third, she came in on a grounder to the shortstop by ANYA VANDERSIP (2-4, 4 RBI, R, 3-run HR, SB).  CRISTIONA CACCAMISE (1-2, 2 R) was hit by a pitch and would score later. MADISON JAMES and SAVANNAH CHAPMAN (1-2, 2 RBI, R) would also score, and CAMRYN DEMKO and CASSIE VAN TIL (3-3, 4 RBI, 3 R, 2 2B) would score. Van Til doubled in a run.

Patrick Henry did more damage in the bottom of the third inning when they pounded out 8 hits which added up to 9 runs. The big blow of the inning came courtesy of Vandersip who bombed the opposite field with a 3-run jack over the right field fence.

Another big performance for the Patriots was freshman KIRA JOSEPHSON who came in for James in the third inning. She went 2-2, scored 2 R, knocked in 3 RBI and doubled.

RUBY GONZALEZ got the victory as she tossed 5 innings, only giving up the 1 run which was earned on 2 hits while fanning 1 and walking 1.

By Adam Paul, © EastCountySports.com

 

SERRA 15, LA JOLLA 7 – The Serra Conquistadors behind their explosive offense was able to take the Duds by Dudes tournament contest over host La Jolla 15-7, Friday (Mar. 18).

Serra was able to pile on 10 runs in the first three innings thanks to a 2-run blast by TAYLOR CURLY (2-2, R, 4 RBI, HR) in the top of the first. They would get a 2-run double by AMBER WOZNIAK (1-2, 3 RBI, 2B) and a sacrifice fly by MEGAN POOLE (RBI) along with a couple more runs in the second inning.

The Conquistadors scored a couple of runs in the third inning and racked up five more in the top of the fourth to close it out.

Poole would also get the win on the day as she gave up 3 hits and 2 runs of which only one was earned.

By Adam Paul, © EastCountySports.com

 

HELIX 17, CANYON CREST ACADEMY 1 – The Helix Highlanders really put a barrage on the visiting Canyon Crest Ravens as they pounced on them 17-1 in a Duds by Dudes tournament contest, Friday (Mar. 18).

Helix would score all the runs they would need in the first inning thanks to a 7 spot to lead 7-0. BRIANA REED led off with a triple, VICTORIA CYMAN walked and stole second base and DESTINI BULLOCK boomed a 2-run double.  GABBY OLIVERRIA knocked in a run and FAITH KING drove in two runs.

The same would occur again in the second inning as Helix posted a 9 run inning as they batted around and Bullock blasted a 3-run bomb.

Reed besides hitting also took the circle, earning her first victory on the season as she went 5 innings, gave up 1 run on 6 hits.

By Adam Paul, © EastCountySports.com

 

MONTE VISTA 10, SAN DIEGO SOUTHWEST 6 – The Monte Vista Monarchs hosted San Diego Southwest in a non-conference game and came away with the 10-6 victory, Friday (Mar. 18).

The Monarchs would score six runs in the first couple of innings to take a 6-0 lead after two innings. SD-Southwest would tally 3 runs in the top of the fourth to cut the lead in half. However Monte Vista tacked on a couple more runs to lead 8-3.

Monte Vista would rack up their final couple of runs in the bottom of the fifth to lead 10-4. However things got interesting as the Raiders scored a couple more in the top of the seventh to close the gap at 10-6.

CIERRA ROSS for the Monarchs went 3-4 with 2 RBI and a double, and also scored a couple of runs.  MARIAH WHITEHEAD had a hit and knocked in two runs.

By Adam Paul, © EastCountySports.com

 

OTAY RANCH 8, GROSSMONT 0 – It just wasn’t the Grossmont Foothillers’ day as they traveled to the South Bay to take on the Mustangs of Otay Ranch. The Mustangs snapped the Hillers’ 6 game winning streak with an 8-0 victory in the Falcon Fiesta, Friday (Mar. 18) in 5 innings.

Things went back and forth between the two teams and that looked promising for the Foothillers.

However things went south in the bottom of the third as the Mustangs scored 5 runs and in the fourth scored 3 runs.  It would be all they needed as the Hillers were limited to only one hit on the day.

By Adam Paul, © EastCountySports.com

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