East County Sports

ROUNDUP: Granite Hills, Santana, Grossmont, Steele Canyon, Helix



By Adam Paul
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ESCONDIDO (4-3-16) — The Granite Hills Eagles took on the Vista Panthers in the 18th Annual Falcon Fiesta Tournament and came away with the 2-1 victory, Saturday (Apr. 2) at Escondido High.

The Eagles sent out HALLE KYLER to take the start in the circle and she promptly went the full 7 innings for the complete game victory, gave up the one run which was earned on 2 hits, walked 3 and struck out 6 in the process.

Offensively the Eagles were able to score in the second inning when RILEY AGERBEEK singled, ERICA SIMON came in as a courtesy runner and stole second base, MORGAN KELLY knocked her in with a ripped double to make it 1-0. Granite Hills tacked on another run in the fourth inning as Agerbeek again singled, Simon came into run for her, SYDNEY HUSE doubled advancing Simon to third, Kelly came up and singled which scored Simon to make it 2-0.

Vista would push across a run in the sixth inning to pull within 2-1 but Kyler would shut them down the rest of the way to preserve the victory.


Mater Dei 4, Grossmont 3 – In a close Falcon Fiesta Tournament contest the Mater Dei Crusaders would hold onto beat the Grossmont Foothillers 4-3, Saturday (Apr. 2).

The Crusaders would strike first with a run in the bottom of the first inning to lead 1-0 early.  However in the top of the third inning the Foothillers would take a 2-1 lead behind a single by SAMARIA ROOPE to left, KAILEY DANIELS came in as a courtesy runner, DESTINY BACON doubled which scored Daniels. CARLY PEARSON laced a single to left field which allowed Bacon to score.

They would strike again in the top of the fourth as ALEXIS COLLINS hit a booming double over the centerfielder’s head, LILI FLORES came in as a courtesy runner, KATIE APPENZELLER would be hit by a pitch, Roope would single to score Flores to push the score to 3-1 in favor of Grossmont.

However this wouldn’t deter the Crusaders as they showed why they are one of the top programs in the county as they tied the game in the bottom of the fourth.  Their captain KELLIE WHITE knocked in two runs with a single up the middle to even the score 3-3. They would take the lead for good in the fifth as they pounded out three singles to make the score 4-3.

White, who also took the circle, would shut down the Grossmont offense in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. She limited the Foothillers to five hits on the day while striking out 7.

Roope took the circle for the Foothillers and tossed 6 innings, giving up 3 runs of which 2 were earned on 9 hits, walked 0 and struck out 1.

By Adam Paul, © EastCountySports.com


Brawley 4, Santana 1 – The Santana Sultans took on the Brawley Wildcats in the semifinals of the Monarch Classic and unfortunately couldn’t hold on as they dropped the 4-1 decision, Saturday (Apr. 2nd).

Santana took an early 1-0 lead as RACHEL WILSON (RUN) reached on an error, JORDAN TEEGARDEN sacrificed Wilson to second.  Wilson would score a couple batters later when NICOLE PENTON MARCH (1-3, RBI) knocked her in with a single.

The Sultans would hold their slim lead until the bottom of the fifth inning when Brawley took advantage of their opportunities and pushed across two runs to take a 2-1 lead. They would score a couple more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to round out the scoring at 4-1. Santana in the top of the seventh would get a runner in scoring position when MADDY MENDEZ (1-4, 2B) would boom a double to left field but MACKENZIE BENNETT (1-4) would groundout to end the ball game.

Mendez took the circle for the Sultans and took the loss as she tossed 5 2/3 innings, giving up 4 runs of which 3 were earned on 5 hits, walked 6 while striking out 3.

By Adam Paul, © EastCountySports.com


Olympian 5, Steele Canyon 3 – The Steele Canyon Cougars took on the Eagles of Olympian High in the 18th Annual Falcon Fiesta Tournament and  dropped the 5-3 decision, Saturday (Apr. 2).

The Cougars scored a run in the first three innings while the Eagles scored a run in the bottom of the first and also the bottom of the third. After three innings the Cougars held a slim 3-2 lead. However that would change as in the bottom of the fifth the Eagles pushed across three runs to take the lead for good 5-3.

Steele Canyon in both the top of the sixth and seventh innings put two runners on and each time couldn’t take advantage and push them across.

Despite outhitting the Eagles 8-5, the Cougars just couldn’t get the timely hit to push across the necessary runs in the game. Leading the Cougars on the day was AUDREY BAGGE who went 3-4 and scored 2 runs and had a double, MARIANNA MARTINEZ also scored a run and had an RBI, JJ VENZOR also knocked in run with a hit.

By Adam Paul, © EastCountySports.com


Mount Carmel 7, Helix 1– In the final day of the Highlander Classic at Helix High, the Mount Carmel Sun Devils took on the Helix Highlanders and came away with the 7-1 victory.

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