East County Sports

ROUNDUP: Eagles, Foothillers pound out victories

2016 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

 

By Adam Paul
© East County Sports.com

 

EL CAJON (4-12-16) — The Granite Hills Eagles hosted High Tech High SD in non-league action, Monday (Apr. 11) and were able to claw their way back for the 6-4 victory.

Things didn’t start out well for the Eagles as in the top of first High Tech High put up a 4 spot which included a solo run and a 3-run homer with 2 outs off of starter CATIE DOBBS.  It would be the home run that brought out Eagles coach CURTIS BARNES who brought in HALLE KYLER who promptly got out of the inning.

The Eagles wouldn’t do anything in the first inning and Kyler would shut out High Tech in the top of the second. Still trailing, the bats for the Eagles came alive in the bottom of the second as KAYLA MACK (1-2, 2 R, 2 SB) reached on an error by the shortstop, she stole second base and would come around to score on the ripped double by JESSIE LAPIERRE (2-2, 2 2B, 3 RBI) to make the score 4-1.  La Pierre would advance to third base due to no one paying attention, #3 would come in as a courtesy runner, next up would be MADISON CALDWELL (1-3, RBI) who would hit a sacrifice fly to left field bringing in the run to cut the lead in half 4-2.

Granite Hills would pull within a run when RILEY AGERBEEK (1-3, HR, R) would take the offering and hit a high towering fly ball that would land over the left field fence for the solo blast to make it 4-3. A couple of batters later KARA BLANCHARD (run) would reach on an error by the second baseman. Still with 2 outs and a runner on up came KAREN CREECH (1-3, RBI, 3B) who would promptly smash the ball all the way to the wall where she would round the bases and end up with a game tying triple. Blanchard came into score on the hit to knot the score at 4-4.

Both teams would go back and forth shutting each other out until the bottom of the fifth when the Eagles broke through for a couple of runs to take the 6-4 lead.  Stepping to the plate with one out, CASSIDY SHEW (1-3, R) laced a single down the right field line, she advanced to second via a wild pitch and would come into score on an error by the right fielder. Next up to bat, Mack laced a single to right field, stole second base and came into score on the error by the third baseman after La Pierre drilled it down the third base line.

Kyler in the top of the seventh would allow runners to reach first and second before retiring the final two batter via a strikeout looking and to end the game on a swinging K.  CATI DOBBS who started got the no-decision as she only lasted 2/3 of an inning giving up 4 runs of which all were earned. Kyler who came in relief and garnered the victory as she tossed 6 1/3 innings, 0 runs on 3 hits, walked 4 and fanning 8.

With the come from behind victory the Eagles have now won four in a row and also in the process have evened their record.

By Adam Paul, © EastCountySports.com

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Grossmont 11, Point Loma 3 — Grossmont looking to go into league play with some momentum did so as they blasted host Point Loma 11-3 in non-league action, Monday (Apr. 11).

The Foothillers offense scored a run in the top of the first as leadoff hitter CHLOE CAMARERO (3-5, 5 RBI, HR) ripped a triple and came into score when DESTINY BACON (4-5, 2 RBI) pushed her in when she laid down the perfect sacrifice bunt to the right side making the score 1-0 early on.  More runs came in the second as MEGAN MALWITZ doubled to left field, ALEXIS COLLINS sacrificed to advance Malwitz to third, KATIE APPENZELLER singled to left scoring Malwitz to extend the lead to 2-0, CARLY PEARSON (3-4, RBI 3 R) and JESSICA WILSON (4-4, RBI) singled consecutively and Camarero laced a single to left scoring Pearson to make it 3-0.

Grossmont added to their lead in the top of the fourth as Pearson led off with a walk and advanced to second base on the single by Wilson, passed ball moved both runners up, Camarero knocked in Pearson with a sacrifice fly to left and Bacon slapped an infield single that scored Wilson to make it 5-0.  The Foothillers scored more in the top of the fifth as Pearson reached on a fielders choice and would move to third when Wilson banged a double.  Up next was Camarero who took the offering and jacked it over the left field fence about 200 feet for the 3-run bomb to extend the lead to 8-0.

The final three runs for the Foothillers came in the sixth and seventh innings and the two runs for the Pointers came in the bottom of the sixth inning when they blasted a 2-run homer.

Getting the pitching victory on the day was SAMARIA ROOPE who tossed the full 7 innings, giving up 3 runs of which all were earned while striking out 4 Pointers on the day.

By Adam Paul, © EastCountySports.com

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Sage Creek 12, Monte Vista 9 — Out in Spring Valley, the Bobcats of Sage Creek took on the host Monte Vista Monarchs in non-league action and were able to get their first victory on the season 12-9, Monday (Apr. 11).

By Adam Paul, © EastCountySports.com

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