East County Sports

Christian, Grossmont, West Hills garner big wins


By Adam Paul



Once again the offense for the Christian Patriots came alive but it would take a couple of innings to do so.

The bats came alive in the top of the fourth as leadoff hitter Lauren Sherburne (1-2, R) singled, advanced to second on a wild pitch and would score to make it 1-0. Silent Rain Espinoza (3-4, 3R, SB) would get on and come around later to score to make it 2-0. The next batter Audrey Shebloski (1-3, R) singled but she would be caught stealing, Ashley Carter (2-3, 3R, SB, RBI) singled, Shannon McMahon (2-3, 2R, RBI) singled, both her and Carter would advance on a wild pitch and would eventually score to extend the lead to 4-0.

Moving to the top of the fifth with a four-run lead the Patriots again did some damage as again leadoff hitter Espinoza singled, and would eventually steal third base and come in to score on an error to make it 5-0. A couple batters later Carter walked and stole second and came around on a single by Mallory Steele (2-4, 3 RBI, SB) who stole second base. She would be stranded as the next couple batters were retired.

After five innings of play the Patriots led 6-0 and in the top of the sixth inning they added more to the board. With two outs, up stepped Espinoza who singled, went to second on an error, Shebloski was hit by a pitch, Carter singled in a run, McMahon singled in another and Steele had the big blow with a two-run single to round out the scoring 10-0.




In a rematch of last Fridays contest in which the Foothillers won 6-2 the Foothillers were hoping for the same outcome. Early on it wasn’t looking good as the Falcons were able to score 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning.

However the Foothillers cut the deficit in half with a run in the top of the second inning when with two outs Katie Appenzeller singled which scored Kimmy Bond (1-2, RBI) who had singled in the previous at-bat to make it 2-1.

Grossmont would receive more offense in the top of the third when Jordan Brown led off with a single to center, Samaria Roope was hit by a pitch, Jamie Medlin came into run for Roope, Brown would come into score to tie the game at 2-2 when the next batter Jessica Medlin bunted and the ball was thrown away. They would eventually score a couple more runs to take a 4-2 lead.

The Foothillers in the top of the fourth extended their lead thanks to a solo bomb by Roope to make it 5-2. However the Falcons would cut into the lead thanks to a run in the bottom of the fifth to make it 5-3.

Grossmont scored their final run in the top of the sixth thanks to a leadoff single by Candace Henderson (1-3, R) who would come around a couple batters later on a sacrifice fly by Bond to make it 6-3.

Other contributors were Rainee Foster who knocked in a run and went 2-3.

Roope went 5 innings for the victory, giving up 3 runs of which 1 was earned on 2 hits, walked 5 and struck out 3.



Both the pitching and offense really took over the game for the Wolf Pack as they completely dominated the Mustangs in the late contest on Monday evening.

Wolf Pack pitcher Carly Bursch held the Mustangs to only 2 hits on the evening in her complete-game victory while walking only 1 and fanning 7 on the night.

Offensively West Hills in the bottom of the first inning scored when Alyssa Bubar (2-2, 2R, RBI, 3B) who had tripled with one out scored on a hard hit ball by Bursch (2 RBI) that was thrown away to make it 1-0. Coming into run for Bursch was Jules Fossing (RUN) who advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a smash double by Ashliegh Hartwig (2-3, 2R, 2 RBI, 2B) to make it 2-0, she would later score on an error to push the score to 3-0.

More runs came in the bottom of the second as Haley Valles with one out walked, stole second and scored on a single by Bubar to make it 4-0, she advanced to second on a wild pitch, with two out and Bubar at second Hartwig came up and lined a single that scored Bubar, Star Gaylord (1-2, 2R, RBI, 2B) stroked a double that scored Hartwig extending the lead to 6-0. Next up was Savanah Henderson (1-2, RBI) who singled which scored Gaylord to make it 7-0.

Over the next couple of innings the Wolf Pack would finish things off with three runs to extend their lead to 10-0 thus ending the game.

Other contributors for the Pack included Alyssa Barbolla who went 1-3, RBI, Mikayla Cristini who went 1-3 and knocked in a run and scored a run and Dakotta Mershon who scored a run.


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