East County Sports

Roundup: Granite soars, Cougars roar, Highlanders bite

A Helix runner is tagged out at home by Mount Miguel's catcher Monday afternoon.

2017 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

 

By Adam Paul

EastCountySports.com

 

EL CAJON – The bats for the Granite Hills Eagles came alive as they scored early and often and didn’t look back in a 13-1 win over San Pasqual in the Jaguar Classic on Monday.

HALLE KYLER (2-4, R, RBI, 2B) for the Eagles in the bottom of the first hit a long fly ball to center that looked like it was going to go out as the wind carried the ball but it hit the wall for a standup double, BAILEY WALLACE (2-3, 3 R) walked, CASSIDY SHEW (1-2) sacrificed both runners over, HALEY JOHNSON (1-2, RBI) ripped a single to center that scored Kyler to make it 1-0, Wallace advanced to third, MORGAN KELLY (3 R) came into run for Johnson, KAYLA MACK (3-3, 4 RBI, 3 R, HR) follows with an RBI single scoring Wallace to make it 2-0, Kelly advanced to third, STACI CHAMBERS walked to load the bases, KAREN CREECH (2-2, 4 RBI, R, 2B) singles to score Kelly and BRIELLE TYSELING (2-2, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R)  reaches on an error that scored Mack to make it 4-0.

The Eagles scored four more runs in the bottom of the second which included a bases-clearing ripped double by Creech to center field that scored Wallace, Kelly and Mack, that made the score 7-0 and they would add another run on the double by Tyseling that scored Creech to make it 8-0.

A three run bomb over the center field fence by Mack extended the lead for Granite Hills to 11-0. The round tripper scored Wallace and Kelly.

San Pasqual finally got on the board in the top of the fourth to make it 11-1.

Granite Hills in the bottom of the fourth put up two more runs, starting with SYDNEY HUSE (RUN) being hit by a pitch, Tyseling doubles, RYLEE OMAHEN (RBI) grounds into a fielders choice which scored Huse and Kyler grounded out to short which scored Tyseling.

CATIE DOBBS did the rest in the circle, even though she didn’t have a lot of strikeouts she tossed 5 innings for the victory giving her a 6-1 record on the season. In the victory she only gave up 3 hits, the one run which was unearned and struck out 2.

 

STEELE CANYON 6, SCRIPPS RANCH 5 – The Steele Canyon Cougars have served notice to the Hills side of the Grossmont League and also to San Diego with their Falcon Fiesta victory over the home team Scripps Ranch Falcons.

The Cougars coming off their domination on Saturday which led to them claiming the Hilltop Tournament Championship which included a victory over No. 3 Mater Dei Catholic looked for another victory over a top San Diego program looked to start right where they left off from Saturday.

Indeed they did as leadoff hitter AUDREY BAGGE (1-3, R) laced a single to center, GENTRY HOFFMAN (3-4, 2 R) followed with a single to center, JJ VENZOR (RUN) drew a walk to load the bases, up came MAKAYLA STROMENGER (1-3, 2 RBI) who did the damage as she ripped a single to center which scored both Bagge and Hoffman to make it 2-0, EastCountyAports Athlete of The Week MAKAYLA MCCARTHY (2-4, R, 2 RBI, 2B) stepped up and banged a double to left field that scored Venzor to make it 3-0, and EMMA DODSON (1-3, RBI) singled whichs cored McCarthy to push the score to 4-0.

The Falcons in the bottom of the first inning cut into the lead as they were able to score a run with two outs to make it 4-1.  Both teams would match each other inning for inning shutting out one another until the top of the sixth when Steele Canyon added to their lead.

Things started in the top of the sixth with a walk by Bagge, Hoffman hit a ground ball to first for a single which advanced Bagge to second, Venzor sacrificed both runners to second and third, Stromenger grounded into the fielders choice, and McCarthy grounded into a fielders choice which scored Hoffman to make it 5-1.

BIANCA MORALES (RUN) with one out hit the ball to the Falcon shortstop who made a bad throw enabling her to be safe, she would score a couple of batters later when MAGGIE CARPENTER ropes a single to left to push the score to 6-1.

The Cougars with a five run lead heading into the bottom of the seventh looked for the easy 1-2-3 inning.

However the Falcons had other ideas as the leadoff hitter Brown hit a ball to third in which she reached on an error by Morales, Brown would advance on the groundball out, the next batter Matteson walked, CONNIE WHITE came up and promptly doubled in a run to make it 6-2, Matteson scored on a passed ball to cut the lead in half at 6-3.

The Falcons would add two more runs to make it a one run game at 6-5 but McCarthy who came into the game in relied would shut them down to end the game and preserve the victory.

With the win the Cougars have now reeled off 5 wins in a row and are primed for the move in league.

SAMANTHA MILLER garnered the victory for the Cougars as she tossed 6 1/3 innings, giving up 3 runs of which only 1 was earned on 5 hits while walking 3 on the day.

 

GROSSMONT 7, HILLTOP 1 – The Foothillers took down the Lancers in a home Falcon Fiesta clash.

Things started on the right foot for the Foothillers in the bottom of the first inning when CHLOE CAMARERO was hit by a pitch, and DESTINY BACON roped a single. Camarero would come into score on an error by the Lancer second baseman and Bacon would come in on a wild pitch. This gave the Hillers the early 2-0 lead.

Grossmont was looking to end their losing streak and CASSIDY DAVILA was able to do that in the circle as she got out of the inning.

In the bottom of the second inning, KATIE APPENZELLER singled and Camarero came up and bombed a 2-run jack over the left center fence to extend the lead to 4-0.

Grossmont rounded out their scoring in the bottom of the fourth when Bacon hit a triple that scored both Allman and Camarero and SAMARIA ROOPE doubled scoring Bacon.

The Lancers would score their lone run in the top of the seventh but Davila would shut them out to end the game and end the losing streak.

Davila on the day went 7 innings, giving up the 1 run and striking out 2.

 

HELIX 5, MOUNT MIGUEL 0 – A near-perfect game allows the Helix Highlanders to claim the Grossmont Valley League opener over the Mount Miguel Matadors.

Making her Varsity pitching debut for the Highlanders, freshman ZOE KUHLKEN was able to have her way with the Matadors as she went the full 7 innings without giving up a single hit. Her only blemish was a hit by a pitch which was the Matadors only baserunner on the day. She also fanned 7 Matadors on the day.

Scoring-wise for Helix, it wasn’t until the fourth inning when they were able to break through. Leadoff hitter SHAREENA LACHANCE blooped a single,

Leadoff hitter SHAREENA LACHANCE blooped a single, ALOFA COLLINS reached on an error, KUHLKEN laid down a sacrifice bunt that advanced both LaChance and Collins, and AVERY PEREZ lined a single that scored LaChance but Collins was thrown out at the plate trying to score.

Helix led 1-0 heading into the seventh when they added to their lead to put things away. Both EMILY COALE and MCKENZIE FLORES drew back-to-back walks, GABBY OLIVARRIA singled which scored Coale but Flores was thrown out at third when she tried to advance, ERIN BROWN followed with a single and both her and Olivarria would score on the double by KASEY CASTRO and Collins finished things off with

Both EMILY COALE and MCKENZIE FLORES drew back-to-back walks, GABBY OLIVARRIA singled which scored Coale but Flores was thrown out at third when she tried to advance, ERIN BROWN followed with a single and both her and Olivarria would score on the double by KASEY CASTRO and Collins finished things off with an RBI double.

Patrick Henry 7, Del Norte 0 – The Patriots put the game away early with 5 runs to down the Nighthawks in a Falcon Fiesta contest.

In the top of the first inning, CASSIE VAN TIL drove in HANNAH MCEWEN with an RBI double who singled and stole second base, CRISTIONA CACCAMISE singled, ANDREA WRIGHT followed with a walk, MADISON JAMES roped a double scoring Caccamise to make it 3-0, and LAUREN NETT doubled scoring both Wright and James to make it 5-0.

They added a run in the top of the fourth on a LILI PENA fielders choice that scored McEwen and later in the top of the seventh on an RBI single by James that scored Caccamise.

 

 

 

 

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