East County Sports

Eagles, Cougars add to victory total


By Adam Paul




It was a nice day out at Granite Hills as the Eagles behind the pitching dominance of Catie Dobbs while the offense lit up the Storm.

Everything for Granite Hills was working as they struck first in the bottom of the second when Bailey Wallace (3-3, 2R, RBI, 2B) who led off with a double scored on a Julia Tysling groundout to make it 1-0. The Eagles added more in the bottom of the fourth as Wallace and Dobbs went back-to-back with singles, Erica Simon into run and Tysling reached on a fielder’s choice to load the bases. The next batter Brooke Bertussi (1-2, RBI) laid down a bunt to score Wallace making it 2-0 and a couple batters later Amaya Esparza (1-2, 2R, 4 RBI, HR) hammered a shot over the left field wall for a grand slam to make it 6-0.

The Eagles would add more in the inning as Kara Blanchard followed with a walk, Haley Johnson (3-3, 3 RBI, 2 2B) singled, McKenzie Boehm (1-1, 2R) into run and Staci Chambers (RBI) hit a ball to center which allowed Blanchard to score which was followed by a Wallace single to score Boehm making it 8-0.

Granite rounded out their scoring in the bottom of the fifth as Johnson smashed a double that scored Boehm, Morgan Kelly (2R) and Esparza.

On the day, in the complete dominance of the Storm, Dobbs went 5 innings to get the win in which she allowed zero hits, walked 2 and fanned 10.



The Steele Canyon Cougars rallied in the top of the top of the seventh to score two runs on a Bianca Morales (1-4, 2 RBI) single to complete the come from behind victory on the road.

Ramona would get the scoring started on multiple doubles by Kim Reckling, Seneca Curo and Elle Roberts to lead 2-0 in the bottom of the third inning.

The Bulldogs extended their lead to 3-0 in the bottom of the fifth as Reckling again roped a double to score Alexa Neil who led off with a double.

Steele Canyon scratched a run back in the top of the sixth with one out as JJ Venzor (2-3, 2R, 2 RBI, 2 2B) smashed a double followed by a laced single by Maggie Carpenter (1-3, RBI) which scored Venzor to make it 3-1. The Cougars jumped on an opportunity in the top of the seventh inning with one out as Danielle Directo walked, Carly Logan hit into a fielder’s choice with Directo being thrown out at second for the second out, DJ Dumeng (RUN) in to run for Logan, Marley Rimoldi walked, Jazmin Alvarado (1-2, R) into run, Audrey Bagge (RUN) is hit by a pitch and Venzor on a 1-0 count smashed a double to center to score Dumeng and Alvarado to tie the game at 3-3.

Despite Neil making it to second on an error, Grace Richter retired the next three batters in order to end the threat and the game.

Richter for the Cougars pitched all 7 innings for the complete-game victory, allowing 3 runs of which all were earned on 5 hits, walked 2 and struck out 4.


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