ROUNDUP: Foothillers score 23 runs
- Updated: March 21, 2018
2018 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL
By Adam Paul
GROSSMONT 23, FALLBROOK 0
The bats of the Foothillers definitely came alive in the deep North County starting with a leadoff solo homer by Aly Allman in the top of the second, a few batters later Katie Appenzeller (2-4, 2R, 3 RBI) would line out which scored Jamie Medlin (Courtesy runner) to make it 2-0, the next batter Kimmy Bond (3-4, 2R, 3 RBI, HR) tagged the offering for a 2-run homer scoring Jorden Brown (RUN) (walk) making it 4-0, K Contreras (4-4, 2R, 2 RBI, 2B, HR) followed with another homerun back-to-back to make it 5-0. Grossmont would score four more runs when Samaria Roope (3-4, R, 4 RBI, HR) crushed a grand slam blast that scored Rainee Foster (1-4, R) (single), Candace Henderson (3-5, 3R, 3 RBI, 2B) (single) and Allman (single). With the slam the Foothillers now led 9-0.
Things got worse for the Warriors in the top of the second when Grossmont pushed across more runs thanks to a bases-clearing double by Henderson to make it 12-0. Allman would follow by reaching on an error that scored Henderson, Roope reached on an error, Medlin in to run, Allman advanced to second, she would steal third base. Into hit for Grossmont was Giselle Thirakul (2-2, 2R, 2 RBI, 2B) laced a single that scored Allman to make it 14-0. The next batter Jessica Medlin (3-5, 2R, 2 RBI, 2B) roped a double that scored Jamie Medlin (3R) and Thirakul advanced to third. They would tack on three more runs to push the lead to 18-0.
In the top of the fourth inning the Foothillers would score six more runs starting with Henderson leading with a single, Brianne Blue (2-2, R) laced a single, Roope singled to load the bases, Medlin into run, Thirakul walked which scored Henderson, Jessica Medlin singled which scored Blue to make it 20-0, The last run for the Foothillers came when Alyssa Box-Agustin grounded out which scored Appenzeller.
In the win, Roope went 5 innings giving up a hit and struck out 5.
HIGH TECH HIGH SD 4, WEST HILLS 3
The Wolf Pack took an early lead in the top of the first when Ashleigh Hartwig (2-4, RBI) singled which scored Haley Valles (RUN) who led off the inning with a hit by pitch to make it 1-0.
West Hills threatened for more in the top of the fourth when Gabby Clippinger (2-3, R, 2B) roped a one-out double, Savanah Henderson (RUN, RBI) walked and Alyssa Barbolla (1-3) singled to load the bases. Unfortunately, the next two batters would be retired to end the inning.
Moving along to the top of the sixth with the Wolf Pack still leading 1-0 lead hitter Clippinger singled, Henderson would sacrifice and the ball was completely misplayed by the Storm which allowed Henderson to advance from first to third and Clippinger to score to make it 2-0, with two outs a couple batters later Valles reached on an error by the pitcher that scored Henderson making it 3-0.
Things were looking good for West Hills but unfortunately, the Storm took advantage of some opportunities which included back-to-back home runs, the first being a three-run shot and the second a solo shot to give the Storm a 4-3 lead.
West Hills had one last shot and had an opportunity with two outs as Star Gaylord and Clippinger each reached on an error but both would be stranded to end the game.
Carly Bursch started for West Hills and garnered the no-decision in which she tossed 3 innings, giving up 0 runs on 0 hits while walking 2 and striking out 4. Taking the loss was Emma Bentley who went 3 innings, giving up 4 runs of which 3 were earned on 3 hits while walking 2 and striking out 4.
SAN PASQUAL 9, CHRISTIAN 3
In the top of the first inning, the Golden Eagles singled four times which led to pushing across three runs to lead 3-0 early on. However, the host Patriots were able to scratch a run back in the bottom half of the first inning. Leadoff hitter Silent Rain Espinoza (1-2, R, 3B) smashed a triple and would come into score on a sacrifice fly by Ashley Carter (2-3, RBI) to cut the deficit to 3-1.
San Pasqual would answer back in the top of the third inning with a pair of runs to lead 5-1. However again Christian would answer those runs in the bottom of the third inning as Espinoza walked, Carter singled, and the next batter Shannon McMahon (1-4, R) reached on a fielder’s choice which scored Espinoza to make it 5-2. She would also score in the inning to cut the Golden Eagle’s lead 5-3. That would be all the runs the Patriots would get despite Audrey Shebloski (1-3) singling in the inning.
The Golden Eagles would push across four more runs in the contest to round out their scoring and limit the Patriots to a McMahon single and a single by Carter. Also Devyn Krystek doubled in the second inning.
MATER DEI CATHOLIC 5, PATRICK HENRY 4
The Crusaders Lexi Sosa against the Patriots went 2 for 3 and a double while pitcher Enissa Weakley garnered her first save of the season tossing three innings of work.