East County Sports

SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: EASTERN TEAMS SPLIT ON THE DAY

Photo by Don Demars Photography

2018 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

By Adam Paul

EastCountySports.com

OTAY RANCH 8, GRANITE HILLS 0

The Mustangs got a bit of revenge on Tuesday as they jumped out on the Eagles and never looked back taking advantage of opportunities.

After losing 6-0 just this past Saturday in the Hilltop tournament the Mustangs got on the board early with three runs in the first inning which included a two run homer by Briana Solis to make it 3-0.

The pitching of Mustangs starter Gisselle Garcia really limited the Eagles offense as only Bailey Wallace and Staci Chambers got hits on the day.

Otay Ranch would push across five more runs in the top of the fourth to take an 8-0 lead.

Neither team had many hits as the Mustangs had 4 and the Eagles had 2 but it was the six errors by the Eagles that cost them dearly in the end.

Getting the win for the Mustangs, Garcia went 5 innings, giving up 0 runs on 2 hits while walking 4 and striking out 4.

For the Eagles taking the hard luck loss was Catie Dobbs who went 3 1/3 innings, giving up 7 runs of which only 1 was earned on 4 hits while walking 2 and striking out 4. Chambers came in and pitched 1 2/3 innings, gave up 1 run on 0 hits while striking out 3.

 

JAGUAR CLASSIC

GROSSMONT 4, VALLEY CENTER 0

Junior Samaria Roope pitched a complete game one-hitter while the Foothillers had eight hits on the day in the Jaguar Classic victory.

Grossmont scratched together a run in the bottom of the first as Kati Contreras (1-3, R) reached on a fielder’s choice, advanced to second on a passed ball and scored on a single by Jordan Brown (1-3, RBI) to give the Foothillers an early 1-0.

The Foothillers would add a second run in the bottom of the second inning when Jessica Medlin (2-3, R, RBI, HR) hit a ball high and deep all the way to the right field fence that rolled around allowing her to come all the way around to score for the inside the park homer.

Pitching wise for the Foothillers, Roope took a no-hitter into the top of the fourth when the Jaguars finally got their only hit on a well-placed bunt to third base.

Grossmont would add two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as Roope started off with a single, Jamie Medlin into run, Aly Allman reached on an error and eventually to third base which allowed Medlin to score to make it 3-0, Jessica Medlin singled which scored Allman to round out the scoring.

In the victory, Roope gave up the 1 hit while walking 1 and striking out 4.

 

JAGUAR CLASSIC

SANTANA 11, PT. LOMA 2

The Sultans take advantage of opportunities late to pull away convincingly over the visiting Pointers.

Santana would take an early 1-0 lead on a Mackenzie Bennett (3-4, R, RBI, 2B, HR) solo homer over the center field fence.

Point Loma would take a 2-1 lead in the top of the third on a single by Riley Taylor and also an error in center field.

However in the bottom of the fourth Madison Mendez (2-4, 2R, 4 RBI, 2 HR) tied the score 2-2 with a crushed solo shot to center field. The Sultans would regain the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning when Krysten Service (1-3, RBI, 2B) doubled which scored Emma Leggett (1-2, 2R, RBI) who had walked.

Leading 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning the offense for the Sultans came alive as they scored eight runs to blow the game wide open.

Starting the roll was Bennett who doubled, Mackenzie Sims into run, Ashley Madrigal (2-4, R) followed with a single which advanced Sims to third, Ashley Madrigal advanced to second on the throw, Nicole Madrigal intentionally walked, Lakaila Aqinignoc-David (1-3, R, RBI) lined a single to center to score Sims, an error scored Ashley Madrigal, other runners advance, Joey Barkhimer is intentionally walked. Later on Mendez would smash a three run blast that scored Leggett and Marilyn Downing (1-1, R, 2 RBI) to round out the scoring.

Despite giving up a couple singles in the top of the seventh inning Mendez and the Sultans made it look easy as the next two batters would fly out to end the game.

On the day Mendez went 7 innings, giving up 2 runs of which 1 was earned on 5 hits while walking 1 and striking out 1

 

JAGUAR CLASSIC

CHRISTIAN 8, UNIVERSITY CITY 6

The Patriots rally for four runs in the top of the seventh inning to stun the Centurions in crazy fashion to claim the Jaguar Classic contest.

It all started for the Patriots when Shannon McMahon (1-3, R, RBI, 2B) reached on an error, Audrey Shebloski (RUN) would follow by reaching on another error. Still with no outs and two runners on, Alexa Henderson (2-4, R) came up and singled to load the bases.

With no outs and the bases loaded up came Devyn Krystek (1-4, R, 2 RBI, 2B) who promptly smashed a double that scored both MacMahon and Shebloski, Elle Lindblad (1-4, RBI) followed with a single that scored Krystek to give the Patriots an 8-6 lead.

Christian was able to get on the board first with a run in the top of the first on a double by Ashley Carter (2-3, 2R, 2B) who would score to make it 1-0. Christian would take a 2-0 lead to the fifth inning.

In the top of the fifth inning the Patriots pushed across a couple more runs thanks to back-to-back singles by Carter and Mallory Steele who both scored on a double by McMahon to make it 4-0.

University City would score six runs over the course of the fifth and sixth innings before the rally by the Patriots.

Garnering the victory for the Patriots was Steele who went 6 innings, giving up 6 runs of which 2 were earned on 12 hits, walked 2 and struck out 1. Carter came in and got the save pitching an inning.

 

FALCON FIESTA

MATER DEI CATHOLIC 4, HELIX 3

The Crusaders pullout the one run victory in walk-off fashion thanks to Alyssa Garcia who did the deed by driving in Elena Ramirez with a single in the bottom of the seventh inning.

 

WESTVIEW 14, WEST HILLS 4

The Wolverines would take advantage of their opportunities by scoring five runs in the bottom of the first inning and didn’t look back.

West Hills would get on the board in the top of the second as Gabby Clippinger singled, advanced to second on a passed ball, Savannah Henderson would hit a two run homerun to make it 5-2.

The Wolverines would tack on four more runs to lead 9-2 heading into the top of the sixth inning.

However the Wolf Pack answered in the top of the sixth with a pair of runs starting with a lead walk by Alyssa Bubar, Ashleigh Hartwig roped a double and Star Gaylord would hit into a fielder’s choice that scored Bubar and Clippinger reached on an error that scored Hartwig which made it 9-4.

Unfortunately that would be the closest the Wolf Pack would get as Westview would score a couple more runs to round out their scoring.

 

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