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- Updated: March 18, 2017
2017 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL
By Adam Paul
EL CAJON (3-17-17) – A dominant pitching duo teamed up to shut out the Olympian Eagles as the Granite Hills Eagles soared to the 6-0 victory in the Falcon Fiesta.
A two-out single by HALEY JOHNSON (2-4, 2RBI), then MORGAN KELLY (RUN) came into run for her, followed by a single by KAYLA MACK (1-3) and a double by BAILY WALLACE (3-4, R, RBI, 2B) scoring Kelly gave Granite a 1-0 lead.
Granite Hills scored two more in the bottom of the sixth thanks to BRIELLE TYSLING (RUN) reaching on a fielder’s choice, RYLE OMAHEN (1-2, R) singled and a couple of batters later HALLE KYLER walked and Johnson slashed a single scoring both Tysling and Omahen to extend the lead to 3-0.
For Granite Hills in the bottom of the fourth, STACI CHAMBERS (2-2) led off with a single, Bertussi came in to run and would come around to score on an error by Olympian.
The Eagles would push across a couple more runs in the fifth as Wallace and SYDNEY HUSE (RUN) both scored.
Chambers started for Granite tossing 4 innings, allowing only a single hit while striking out 4 while CATIE DOBBS came in the 5th inning and finished out the contest striking out 5 while only allowing a single hit.
WEST HILLS 18, SAN DIEGUITO ACADEMY 1 – Runs aplenty for the Wolf Pack as they never looked back in their Falcon Fiesta contest.
The Wolf Pack in the first inning batted around as they 7 runs including a 2 RBI single by SIERRA SCHLICHTING(2-5, R, 5 RBI, HR), a 2 RBI double by ASHLEIGH HARTWIG (2-2, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 2B), an RBI single by BROOKE SNYDER (2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI), and an RBI double by MELISSA CASTILLO (3-4, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2B).
They would match that 7 run output in the top of the second inning thanks to a 3-run jack over the fence for Schlichting and another 2 run double by Hartwig, an RBI single by Castillo, RYLEIGH DOBYNS (3-5, 2 2B) smashed a double, BROOKE STEAVENSON (1-1, 3 R) would come into run and she would score as well, ALEX GUAY (2-5, R, RBI) would also drive in a run on a single.
West Hills would round everything out in the top of the fourth which included an RBI single by Snyder, and a 2-run single by Castillo.
Overall in their route, the Wolf Pack pounded out 20 hits and had 16 RBI on the day.
Dobyns started the contest and tossed 3 innings for the victory, giving up 3 hits on the day and striking out 1. Finishing off the contest was STAR GAYLORD who tossed 2 innings, giving up 3 and striking out 1 as well.
HIGH TECH SD 6, GROSSMONT 5 – The Foothillers couldn’t take advantage of opportunities and unfortunately dropped the Falcon Fiesta contest.
Grossmont was able to get on the board first and lead early on in the top of the second inning as they scored three runs to lead 3-0. Unfortunately the lead didn’t last as High tech was able to match the Foothillers output and knot the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the second inning.
Unfortunately the lead didn’t last as High tech was able to match the Foothillers output and knot the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the second inning.
High Tech SD would score a couple of runs in the bottom of the third to take a 5-3 lead but Grossmont was able to match in the top of the fourth with a couple of runs to make it 5-5. But that didn’t last as High Tech would have the last say as they pushed across a run in the bottom of the fourth to retake the lead 6-5 which would be all they needed.
But that didn’t last as High Tech would have the last say as they pushed across a run in the bottom of the fourth to retake the lead 6-5 which would be all they needed.
For Grossmont the 4-5-6-7-8-and 9 hitters each had RBIs on the day and individually CHLOE CAMARERO went 2-for-33 with a double and DESTINY BACON went 2-3.
BONITA VISTA 12, PATRICK HENRY 3 – Despite leading early, the Patriots couldn’t hold onto the lead as the Barons took advantage of their opportunities in their Falcon Fiesta victory.
The visiting Patriots got on the board early as HANNAH MCEWEN got on and CASSIE VAN TIL walked, CRISTIONA CACCAMISE knocked in McEwen on a booming double and MADISON JAMES drove in Van Til to make the score 2-0.
However, the Barons in the bottom of the first were able to plate 5 runs, then they would match that in the bottom of the fifth and score two more to round out their scoring in the bottom of the third to lead 12-2.
Patrick Henry would get another run in the top of the fourth when LAUREN NETT hit a solo home run over the fence to make it 12-3.
Pitching wise, it just wasn’t a good day for James who took the loss as she just didn’t have it giving up 10 runs of which 7 were earned on 6 hits, walked 2 and struck out 1.
MT. CARMEL 11, EL CAPITAN 10 – A walk-off by the home team Sun Devils doomed the Vaqueros in a non-league contest.
The Sundevils took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning but the Vaqueros had other ideas as they were able to do some damage. Leadoff hitter ALEXA WILLIAMS (3-4, 3 R, 2 RBI, HR) smashed a single to center, GRACE BURKETT (3-4, 2 R, RBI, 2B) followed with a booming double to left which advanced Williams to third, MARIA LOTTA (3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI) knocked in Williams on a single and Burkett advanced to third, Lotta
Leadoff hitter ALEXA WILLIAMS (3-4, 3 R, 2 RBI, HR) smashed a single to center, GRACE BURKETT (3-4, 2 R, RBI, 2B) followed with a booming double to left which advanced Williams to third, MARIA LOTTA (3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI) knocked in Williams on a single and Burkett advanced to third, Lotta then stole second base, up stepped BAILY OLAVESON (3-4, 3 RBI) who singled which scored Lotta. The 3 runs allowed the Vaqueros to take a 3-2 lead.
The 3 runs allowed the Vaqueros to take a 3-2 lead.
Unfortunately, the lead didn’t last as the Sundevils plated 5 runs in the bottom of the third to take a 7-3 lead. They tacked on another run in the bottom of the fourth to extend the lead to 8-3.
El Capitan in the top of the fifth pulled closer to the Sundevils as AMANDA VASQUEZ (2 R) walked with 2 outs and Williams blasted a 2-run homer over the right center fence to inch closer and make the score 8-5.
Mount Carmel scored in the bottom of the sixth to push their lead to 9-5. The Vaqueros were down to their final inning but they didn’t quit.
The Vaqueros were down to their final inning but they didn’t quit.
Leadoff hitter OLIVIA MARTINEZ (1-2) singled to center to start the top of the seventh, ZANDRA RAGOLE (RUN) hit into a fielder’s choice, Vasquez walked advancing Ragole to second, Williams singleed to left loading the bases, Burkett singled to center which scored Ragole to pull within 9-6, Lotta singled which scores Vasquez to make the score 9-7, Olaveson singled to right field which scored both Williams and Burkett to knot the game at 9-9. A couple of batters later with one out,
A couple of batters later with one out, MADISYN WIEHER (1-2, RBI) ripped a single to left that scoreed Lotta to give El Capitan a 10-9 lead. That would be all they would get but they would have the lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning.
That would be all they would get but they would have the lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Sundevils didn’t lose focus as they led off the bottom of the seventh with a double, the next batter would ground out but the runner advanced to third. The next batter popped up to the pitcher for the second out.
Needing only one out to end the game, the Vaqueros looked like they were in business.
However, the next batter would single to center tying the game at 10-10 and the next batter would drive in the game-winning run for the walk-off.
The Vaquero offense poured in 15 hits in the game and 10 runs were driven in for RBIs.
Taking the loss for the Vaqueros was Williams who tossed 5 2/3 innings, giving up 9 runs on 12 hits and striking out 4.