East County Sports

Henry, Santana, Christian earn wins; Eagles, Qs lose

2016 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

 

By Adam Paul
© East County Sports.com

 

VISTA (3-24-16) — The Patrick Henry Patriots traveled to the North County to take on the Vista Panthers in Falcon Fiesta tournament action and came away with the 5-4 victory, Wednesday (Mar. 23) in 8 innings.

The Patriots scored three runs in the top of the second inning to take an early 3-0 lead. Leadoff DANI ROMERO (1-2, R, SB) walked and advanced on a passed ball, JOSIE GONZALEZ (1-4, R) singled, Romero moved to third on a wild pitch and she would steal home, Gonzalez would move to second on a passed ball, a couple batters later SAVANNAH CHAPMAN (RUN) reached on a fielder’s choice and would advance on an error which would also score Gonzalez, Chapmann would come around on a single by HANNAH MCEWEN (3-4, RBI, R, SB).

In the circle for Henry was their ace MADISON JAMES who kept things scoreless for Vista until the bottom of the fourth when they broke through with a run to make it 3-1. Patrick Henry in the top of the fifth pushed across another run to make it 4-1 on a McEwen single who would come around a couple of batters later when CRISTIONA CACCAMISE (RBI) drove her in on a sacrifice fly.  Things got really interesting in the bottom of the inning as Vista got to James as they pushed across three runs to knot the score at 4-4.

Both teams would remain tied until the Patriots finally broke the tie in the top of the eighth inning when they pushed across a run to lead 5-4.  ANYA VANDERSIP (R, SB) stole third base and would score on a passed ball to win the game in dramatic fashion.

James in the circle for Henry would toss the complete game 8 inning victory giving up 9 hits and 4 runs of which 3 were earned and walked 2. She would also get double digits in strikeouts as she fanned 10 on the day.

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SANTANA 14, MARSHALL 3 – Santana scores six runs in the bottom of the first and doesn’t look back as they beat visiting Marshall 14-3 in the Monarch Classic, Wednesday (Mar. 23) in 5 innings.

The Sultans got it going early as leadoff hitter CASSIDY MATTHIE (2-2, RBI, 2 R, 2B) doubled to center, she would score on a double to center by MACKENZIE BENNETT (2-3, 2 RBI, 2B) to make it 1-0. Bennett would be replaced by ERICA REID (2 R) as a courtesy runner, SYDNEY VATES (1-3, 2 R) would reach on an error and Reid would advance to third, MADDY MENDEZ (2-4, 2 RBI, 2 R) would single to right field which would score both Reid and Vates to make it 3-0, She would move up on a passed ball, she would score on a single by RACHEL WILSON (2-4, 3 RBI, R, 2B) to make it 4-0.  They tacked on a couple more runs as NICOLE PENTON-MARCH (1-3, RBI, R) and ASHLEY MADRIGAL (RUN) would score.

Santana would score in the bottom of the second to make it 7-0 thanks to Mendez leading off with a single and she would come around later on a single by Penton-March. Marshall finally got on the board with a couple of runs in the top of the third to make it 7-2.

The bottom of the third would see the Sultans score four more runs as Vates would single and Matthie would score on an error by the left fielder and also Reid who had come in as a courtesy runner would also score, Wilson would reach on an error by the left fielder which allowed Vates to score, Wilson would later score on a wild pitch.

Santana would finish their scoring with three runs in the bottom of the fourth as Wilson would double in both CELINE MENARD (1-1, R) and BRITTANY MUNDAY (1-1, R) and LEXI CHAVARIN-MIRANDA (RBI) would knock in SYDNEY BENJAMIN (1-1, R) on a sacrifice fly.

Getting the win was SOPHIA MARTARANA who tossed 3 innings, giving up 3 runs of which all were earned on 5 hits, walked 5 and struck out 1. Mendez who came in relief pitched 2 innings, giving up no runs and no hits, walked none and struck out 2.

By Adam Paul, © EastCountySports.com

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SAN MARCOS 3, GRANITE HILLS 2 – In Falcon Fiesta tournament action the visiting San Marcos Knights downed the Granite Hills Eagles 3-2, Wednesday (Mar. 23) in 8 innings.

Both teams would hold each other scoreless but it would be the Eagles who had the best chance to score in the bottom of the third inning as MADISON CALDWELL would single and she would get to third as SYDNEY HUSE would single and she would get to second base on a sacrifice. However that would be as far as they would get as they would be stranded as the next two batters would be retired to end the threat.

The Eagles would again threaten in the bottom of the fourth as BRENDA RUSHING (2-4) singled and she would move to second on the single by CASSIDY SHEW (1-2, RBI). Both of these would occur with two outs. Again both runners would be stranded as Caldwell would strikeout to end the inning.  San Marcos would break through with two runs in the top of the sixth to lead 2-0.

However the Eagles would knot the score 2-2 in the bottom half of the sixth as HALLE KYLER (2-3, R) would single, she would come into score on a JESSIE LAPIERRE (1-4, RBI, R) single, who advanced on a Rushing single, Shew flew out to center which would allow LaPierre to score to tie it up.  That would be all they would get in the inning.

Both teams would hold in the seventh sending the game into the eighth inning where international tie breaker rules applied as each team would get a runner at second base to start.

San Marcos in the top of the eighth would take advantage of their opportunity as they would push across a run to make it 3-2 on a sacrifice fly.  Granite would retire the next couple of batters to end the inning.  Unfortunately the Eagles despite having KAYLA MACK getting hit by a pitch, Kyler moved the runner over on a sacrifice, the next two batters LaPierre would get out and Rushing would strike out looking to end the game.

By Adam Paul, © EastCountySports.com

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CHRISTIAN 6, MORSE 2 – The Christian Patriots held the visiting Morse Tigers in check, Wednesday (Mar. 23) by a score of 6-2 in the Monarch Classic.

In the bottom of the fourth the Christian Patriots plated a couple of runs to take a 2-0 lead as they were able to get runners on.  ASHLEY CARTER reached on a fielder’s choice and proceeded to steal second base, she would steal third as well, LAUREN SHERBURNE (1-4, 2 RBI, R) would reach on a fielder’s choice, TENAY BANEGAS (1-3, 2 RBI) would knock in both Carter and Sherburne with a single.

Christian would tack on another run in the bottom of the fifth as ANNA SHERBURNE (1-4, RBI, 2 R, HR) would club a solo blast over the fence to extend the lead to 3-0. They would add three more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as SILENT RAIN ESPINOSA (3-3, R, SB) led off with a single, she stole second base, ELLE LINDBLAD (RBI) would knock in Espinosa on a sacrifice bunt to make it 4-0, Sherburne would walk, SHANNON MCMAHON would reach on an error which would advance Sherburne, Carter would reach on a fielder’s choice and steal second base, Lauren Sherburne would knock in both Anna Sherburne and Carter with a single to make it 6-0. Banegas would ground out to end the inning.

The Tigers would get on the board in the top of the seventh with a couple of runs to pull within 6-2 but that’s all they would get.

MALLORY STEELE went the whole way for Christian as she tossed 7 innings, giving up 2 runs of which both were earned on 8 hits, walked 2 and struck out 5 in the victory.

By Adam Paul, © EastCountySports.com

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FRANCIS PARKER 5, SERRA 2 – An early lead for Serra wasn’t to be as the home team Francis Parker pushed across runs late to take 5-2 victory in the Monarch Classic, Wednesday (Mar. 23).

Serra got on the board early in the top of the first inning thanks to a double by DARBY TIBBETTS (2-4, R, 2B), who moved to third on a groundout by VIVIAN TOMOVICH, AMBER WOZNIAK (1-3, RBI, R, 2B) extended her hitting streak as she bashed a double that scored Tibbetts to take a 1-0 lead.

The Conquistadors would strike again in the top of the second as SELA FALLON (1-2, R) led off with a single, she would move to second on a passed ball and to third on a groundout, JORDAN GRAVES (1-3, RBI) knocked Fallon in with a single to right field to make the score 2-0. Francis Parker finally scored in the bottom of the fourth inning to cut the lead to 2-1.

The Lancers would take the lead in the bottom of the sixth as they pushed across four runs to lead 5-2 thanks to a plethora of hits and a couple of Serra miscues. The Conquistadors in the top of the seventh would get one lone runner on a Tibbetts single with two outs. The next batter Tomovich would ground out to end the game.

Taking the loss for Serra was Tibbetts who tossed 6 innings, giving up 5 runs of which 2 were earned on 5 hits while walking 2 and striking out 2.

The loss snapped the Conquistadors 11-game winning streak.

By Adam Paul, © EastCountySports.com

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