East County Sports

HILLTOP TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP (3-24-18)

2018 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

By Adam Paul

HILLTOP TOURNAMENT

WEST HILLS 27, MONTGOMERY 1

It was a big day for Ashleigh Hartwig as she helped lead the Wolf Pack to the big victory with her four hits which included three home runs coming in the second, third and topped things off with a grand slam in the fourth inning and also her 10 runs driven in.

West Hills got things started in the bottom of the first inning when Haley Valles (2-5, 5R, 2B) led off with a double, she would come into score when Alyssa Bubar (1-2, 4R, 5 RBI, HR) reached on an error. West Hills would go onto score three more runs to lead 4-0.

Montgomery would get their only run of the game in the top of the second with a lead double and a base hit to make it 4-1.

The Wolf Pack exploded offensively in the bottom of the second inning when they pushed across 13 runs thanks to an inside the park home run by Star Gaylord (3-5, 2R, 5 RBI, 2 HR) which scored Kimie Brouard (2-3, 3R, 2 RBI), Bubar and Ashleigh Hartwig (4-5, 5R, 10 RBI, 3 HR). Another inside the park home run by Savanah Henderson (3-5, 2R, 5 RBI, 2 HR) which scored Gabby Clippinger (3-5, 2R, RBI) made it 11-1. West Hills would tack on five more runs including a three-run homer by Bubar that scored Valles and Brouard to extend the lead 16-1 which was followed by another homer by Hartwig to make it 17-1.

For the Pack, Hartwig would hit another homer in the bottom of the third inning that scored both Valles and Bubar.

West Hills added three more home runs in the bottom of the fourth inning as Henderson hit a solo jack, Hartwig hit an inside the park grand slam and Gaylord followed with a solo home run to round out the scoring.

Emma Bentley went 5 innings for the victory, giving up 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 10.

NOTABLES – With the 8 home runs by the Wolf Pack they set a new San Diego CIF Section record for most in a game. Ashleigh Hartwig with her 3 home runs tied the CIF section record and also her 10 RBIs is tied for third in section history.

 

SANTANA 13, WEST HILLS 1

Santana set the tone early with four runs in the top of the first and continued into the second and third innings to garner the victory over their neighborhood rival.

For the Sultans, Krysten Service (2-2, 3R) led off with a single, she would score on a fielder’s choice to make it 1-0,. Later in the inning Lakaila Aquinignoc-David (1-2, R, 3 RBI, HR) jacked an inside the park home run that scored both Nicole Madrigal and Ashley Madrigal to extend the lead 4-0.

The Wolf Pack got a run back in the bottom of the second Ashleigh Hartwig singled which scored Haley Valles to cut it to 4-1.

Santana in the top of the second inning added more runs when Service singled and came into score on an error, Ashley Madrigal singled which scored Madison Mendez (1-3, 2R, 3 RBI).

The big blow for the Sultans came in the top of the third when Nicole Madrigal (1-2, 2R, 3 RBI, HR) smashed an inside the park home run that scored both Desiree Lynch and Marilyn Downing to round out the scoring.

Taking the loss for the Pack was Star Gaylord who gave up 12 runs on 6 hits, walked 6 and struck out 3. Also pitching for West Hills, Kimie Brouard who went 2 innings, giving up 1 runs on 1 hit and striking out 1.

For the Sultans getting the victory was Madison Mendez who went 2 innings, giving up 1 run on 2 hits while striking out 4. Also pitching for the Sultans was Emma Leggett who went 2 innings giving up a hit.

 

SANTANA 3, CALEXICO 2

The Sultans pulled out the dogfight with a run late to knock off the Bulldogs of Calexico.

Krysten Service led off with a single for the Sultans in the bottom of the first inning, she would come into score when Nicole Madrigal reached on an error to make it 1-0.

They would add another run in the bottom of the second inning Desiree Lynch singled and Mackenzie Sims roped a triple to make it 2-0.

Calexico would come back in the top of the third inning with two runs to tie the score.

However, the Sultans would score a run in the bottom of the fifth inning which proved to be the game-winning run as Madison Mendez and the defense shut out Calexico the rest of the way.

 

OTAY RANCH 4, STEELE CANYON 2

Early runs by the Mustangs doom the Cougars as they couldn’t get much on offense.

The Mustangs scored a run in the top of the second as Adianna Mondragon drove in a run with a double.

Steele Canyon had an opportunity to tie the score in the bottom of the inning as Bianca Morales was hit by a pitch and Tayler Thomas singled but both would be stranded.

Otay Ranch added another run in the top of the third to take a 2-0 lead. However, in the bottom of the third inning, the Cougars got one back as JJ Venzor (2-3, RBI, 2 2B) doubled which scored Jazmin Alvarado to make it 2-1.

The Mustangs added runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to lead 4-1.

Steele Canyon had opportunities to put runs on the board but couldn’t take advantage of those opportunities until the bottom of the seventh inning. Things started with Alvarado being hit by a pitch, she moved to third on a double by Venzor and came in on a wild pitch which cut the lead 4-2. Unfortunately, that would be all the Cougars could muster.

Taking the loss for the Cougars, Grace Richter who went 7 innings giving up 4 runs on 9 hits while walking 2.

 

STEELE CANYON 16, SOUTHWEST SD 5

A big third inning for the Cougars really busts the game open en route to their convincing victory over the Raiders.

Steele Canyon took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Tayler Thomas singled with two outs to score JJ Venzor who had doubled.

However, the Raiders in the bottom of the first inning would push across three runs to take a 3-1 lead.

Back-to-back singles by Venzor and Bianca Morales started the top of the third inning which brought up Thomas who lined a triple to right field that scored both Morales and Venzor to tie the game 3-3.  Steele Canyon took a 4-3 lead as Amanda Whipple grounded out to score Thomas. They added more in the inning when Morales doubled to score Carly Logan, Alvarado and Venzor to extend the lead 9-3.

Southwest SD pushed across a run in the bottom of the third inning to make it 9-4.

DJ Demeng drove in a run for the Cougars in the top of the fifth inning to make it 10-4.

Steele Canyon rounded out their scoring over the fifth and sixth innings.

Venzor went 6 innings for the victory, giving up 5 runs on 6 hits while walking 4.

 

 GRANITE HILLS 11, SOUTHWEST SD 0

The Eagles dominated the Raiders scoring early and often over the first four innings to make short work in the victory.

For the Eagles in the bottom of the first inning Hayley Johnson (2-3, R, 2 3B) led off with a triple, McKenzie Boehm (2R, RBI) into run, she scored on a wild pitch making it 1-0, Sydney Huse (R, RBI) walked, Staci Chambers (2-2, 2R) singled, Catie Dobbs (1-2, R) walked to load the bases. Still only one out, Kara Blanchard singled which scored both Huse and Chambers to make it 3-0. They added another run on a sacrifice fly by Julia Tysling to score Ottley.

Bailey Wallace (1-2, R, RBI, 3B) would triple which scored Boehm who came into run for Johnson making it 5-0, Wallace scored on a sacrifice and Tysling singled which scored Chambers who had singled.

With a comfortable lead, Dobbs was cruising for the Eagles as she had only given up a couple of hits in the second inning without any damage done.

Johnson led off the bottom of the third inning with a triple and scored on a groundout to make it 9-0.

Granite would round out their scoring with a couple more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Dobbs went 5 innings, giving up 3 hits while walking 1 and fanning 9 on the day.

GRANITE HILLS 6, OTAY RANCH 0

Granite Hills got the offense going in the bottom of the second with two outs when McKenzie Boehm (1-3, R) singled, Brooke Bertussi (1-3) reached on an error, Erica Simon (2-3, 2R, 2 RBI) singled which scored Boehm to make it 1-0 and Bertussi came into score on the throw to make it 2-0, Haley Johnson (1-3, RBI) followed with a single that scored Simon and Bailey Wallace (2-3, 3 RBI, 2 2B) roped a double scoring A. Ottley to make it 4-0.

The Eagles had an opportunity in the bottom of the third with two outs when Julia Tysling (1-3, 2B) doubled but would be stranded. Another opportunity presented itself in the bottom of the fifth with a walk by Huse and back-to-back singles by Chambers and Blanchard with one out but again no dice.

The offense for the Eagles finally broke through in the bottom of the sixth when Wallace doubled which scored both Simon and Ottley to extend the lead 6-0.

Chambers did the rest as she retired the side in the top of the seventh to end the game.

Chambers went 7 innings, giving up 0 runs on 2 hits while walking 1 and striking out 6.

 

EL CAPITAN 15, SAN DIEGO 4

The Vaqueros on the day pounded out 16 hits in their convincing victory over the Cavers of San Diego High.

El Capitan took a 2-0 lead thanks to a smash triple by Alexa Williams (1-2, 2R, 2 RBI, 3B) that scored both Brooklyn Fukushima (2-3, 2R, 3 RBI, 3B) and Hannah Davis (3-4, 3R, 3 RBI, 2 HR). Williams would score on a single by Katie Hicks which was followed by a triple by Allyson Von Yokes (1-3, R, RBI, 3B) making it 4-0. They added a fifth run when Kylie Mead (2-4, R, 2 RBI) singled to center scoring Von Yokes and Taylor North (1-1, 2R, 2 RBI, HR) homered to center scoring Madison Michalek-Rosales who came into run to make it 7-0.

The Vaqueros added a couple more runs in the top of the second led by an inside the park homer by Davis.

More offense by the Vaqueros in the top of the third led to five more runs which included a two run triple by Fukushima which scored North and Olivia Martinez. The scoring was rounded out by another inside the park homerun by Davis.

Mead would garner the victory going 5 innings, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits, walking 3 and striking out 5.

 

SCRIPPS RANCH 13, VALHALLA 11

In quite the slugfest the Falcons would outlast the Norsemen after coming back to take what would be the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Valhalla would start off in the right direction with a couple of runs in the top of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. However the Falcons erased that with four runs to lead 4-2.

However the Norsemen retook the lead with three runs in the top of the second to lead 5-4 and would extend that lead 10-4 with five more in the top of the third inning.

Unfortunately it wouldn’t last as the Falcons chipped away at the deficit with four runs in the bottom of the third to pull within 10-8 and would tie the game at 10-10 with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Scripps would retake the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning by pushing across two more runs to lead 12-10. The Norsemen tried to comeback as they pulled within 12-11 with a run in the top of the sixth inning but that would be the closest they would get.

 

 BONITA VISTA 3, VALHALLA 2

A couple runs scored late spell doom for the Norsemen who led all the way until the bottom of the fifth inning.

Valhalla got to a good start right away as Jade Hill led off with a double, Rachel Shelstrom singled and Kennedy Labshere singled scoring both Hill and Shelstrom to make it 2-0. They had an opportunity to add more in the inning as Victoria Villegas singled but her and Labshere would be stranded.

A couple singles by Labshere and Villegas gave Valhalla another opportunity in the top of the third but they couldn’t get anything else. The Barons in the bottom of the inning scored a run with two outs to cut the Valhalla lead 2-1.

Samantha Green doubled for Valhalla in the top of the fifth with one out put them in good shape. However the next two batters would be retired.

With one out in the bottom of the fifth the Barons tied the game 2-2 on a single that scored the runner at second who led off with a double. They would take advantage of a Valhalla error and score another run to take a 3-2 lead.

Valhalla had one last shot in the top of the seventh inning with one out as Shelstrom walked and Labshere singled which advanced Shelstrom to third. However Shelstrom would be caught stealing home and Green would ground out to end the game.

In the loss for Valhalla Stettler went 4 2/3 innings giving up 3 runs on 6 hits while walking 2 and striking out 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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