East County Sports

Cougars, Foothillers romp, roll In victories

Photo by Don Demars Photography


By Adam Paul



The Cougars got rolling in the first inning as their bats came alive to score three runs in the bottom of the first inning.

With one out Bianca Morales (2-4, 2R, RBI, 2B) roped a double to center which scored Jazmin Alvarado (2-3, 2R, 3B), Maggie Carpenter (1-3, 2 RBI) followed with a base hit to center which allowed JJ Venzor (1-4, R, RBI, 2B) to score and a couple batters later Amanda Whipple (3-4, R, 2 RBI) lined to center to score Morales.

Leading 3-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning the Cougars added another run when Whipple was able to drive in Morales to make it 4-0.

Steele added a couple more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning as Venzor doubled to score Alvarado and Audrey Bagge (1-4, R) would score on a sacrifice fly by Carpenter to make it 6-0.

They would go on to add more in the bottom of the fifth as Whipple, DJ Dumeng (1-1) and Elizabeth Bott (1-1, R) all singled to load the bases, Danelle Directo (RBI) is hit by a pitch which scored Whipple and with two outs Bott would score on a passed ball to make it 8-0.

OLP over the final two innings would only garner two hits before Grace Richter shut them down.

In the win, Richter went the full 7 innings for the complete game victory as she gave up 0 runs on 9 hits while walking 0 and striking out 3.



Despite committing four errors on the day the Foothillers overcame that to put away the Storm as they had a field day at the plate and scored their runs in the middle innings.

The Storm started off hot right away with a leadoff homerun by Danye Albritton over the left field fence to make it 1-0. They would score another run to push their lead to 2-0.

Despite trailing the Foothillers didn’t fret as they got on a little roll in the bottom of the second inning as Jessica Medlin (2-3, R, RBI, 2 2B) doubled to score Candace Henderson (RUN) to pull within 2-1.

Grossmont would eventually tie the game in the bottom of the third when Kati Contreras (2-3, 2R, 2 RBI, 2B) lined a double to score Katie Appenzeller (1-4, R) and Kimmy Bond (RUN) advanced to third, she scored on a passed ball to give Grossmont the lead 3-2 and Contreras would advance to third base, Samaria Roope (2-4, 2 RBI, 2B) doubled which brought in Contreras and Aly Allmann (2-2, R, 5 RBI, GSHR) drove in Juliana Garcia (2-2, 2R) who came into run for Roope on a sacrifice fly to make it 5-2.

Grossmont would add more to their run total in the bottom of the fourth inning as Contreras knocked in Medlin, a couple batters later Roope knocked in Garcia and Allmann would round out the scoring with a grand slam jack over the left field fence to score Contreras, Jordan Brown (1-3, R) and Giselle Thirakul (RUN) to make it 11-4.

Taking the loss for the Storm was Chelsea Runyon who went 6 innings while giving up 11 runs of which 10 were earned on 12 hits while walking 3 and striking out 3.

For the Foothillers, Roope tossed all 7 innings to get the complete game victory as she gave up 4 runs of which 3 were earned on 6 hits while walking 3 and striking out 10.


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