East County Sports

Eagles, Foothillers gain non-league wins


By Adam Paul




The Eagles took advantage of opportunities late in the game and were able to push across the necessary runs needed as the game was called in the sixth inning.

Granite went to work early as Amaya Esparza (1-2, RBI) drove in Bailey Wallace (2-3, R) with a single which also advanced both Haley Johnson (1-2, 2R, 2B) to third and Staci Chambers (2-3, R, 2 RBI, HR) to second. Leading 1-0 the Eagles pushed across another run on a Brooke Bertussi (2-3, R) two out single which scored Johnson to make it 2-0.

The Pointers were able to do damage themselves in the bottom of the inning as they were able to push across three runs to take a 3-2 lead.

Moving along to the top of the fourth inning the Eagles started off with a McKenzie Boehm (RUN) walk, Bertussi followed with a single. The next batter Morgan Kelly (1-3, R, 2B) roped a ball to center that went for a double to score Boehm and it looked like Bertussi would also come around to score as well but when she slid the umpire called her out at home on the tag by the catcher.

Having tied the game at 3-3 the Eagles in the top of the fifth would retake the lead as Johnson smashed the offering to center for a lead double, she would score as Chambers just absolutely crushed the offering over the right field fence for a two run jack to give the Eagles a 5-3 lead.

Catie Dobbs after giving up the early runs settled down and limited the Pointers the rest of the way and in the bottom of the fifth retired the next three after a leadoff walk.

Both teams retired the other in order in the sixth inning.

The game was called in the top of the seventh after the base umpire went down after being hit on a throwing attempt to second base.

In the win for the Eagles, Dobbs tossed all 6 innings as she only gave up 3 runs of which 1 was earned on 4 hits while walking 2 and striking out 5.

With the win, Granite Hills has now won 13 games in a row and also their 20th on the season.



The Foothillers behind Samaria Roope’s gem of a game blank the Mustangs as the bats provide runs late.

Grossmont scored in the top of the first on a steal of home by Kimmy Bond (1-4) and also a base hit by Roope (3-4, 2 RBI) that scored Katie Appenzeller (2R) to make it 2-0.

Both teams held each other in check until the Foothillers were able to break through with three more runs to push their lead to 5-0.

Starting with a smash double by Roope that scored Appenzeller, Jamie Medlin (RUN) in to run, she came around to score when Aly Allmann (2-4, R, 2 RBI, 2B) laced a double, Candace Henderson singled which allowed Allmann (1-4, RBI) to race around and score.

Moving to the top of the seventh inning and lead 5-0 the Foothillers took advantage of more opportunities starting with a walk by Kati Contreras (1-2, R), Jordan Brown (RUN) is hit a pitch to put runners on first and second, Roope singled to load the bases, Medlin in to run for Roope, Allmann singled to score Contreras and Brown would come in on a Mustangs miscue to round out the scoring.

Other than a single Roope retired the next two batters to end the game and get the victory.

Roope went the distance in the complete game victory as she tossed 7 innings giving up 0 runs on 2 hits while walking 2 and striking out 7.

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