East County Sports

ROUNDUP: Foothillers get back at Otay


East County Sports staff report

EL CAJON (4-30-2019) – Grossmont High pitcher Samaria Roope overcame a slow start to finish 6 2/3 innings of no-hit ball to lead the Foothillers to a 7-2 pasting of visiting Otay Ranch in Monday’s (Apr. 29) non-league contest.

Thee decision avenged a 5-3 setback to the Mustangs in Chula Vista two weeks ago.

Otay Ranch tallied two quick runs on a pair of walks and a pair of singles in the first, then Roope followed by dominating the rest of the way while the Hillers registered seven unanswered runs. Roope contributed with the bat, too, with two hits and an RBI, as did Aly Allmann and Kati Contreras.

Grossmont got even in the second. Kimmy Bond doubled to center field, moving to third base on a sacrifice bunt by Issy Cervantes, Halle Sweiss and Allmann following with consecutive RBI singles.

In the fourth, the bottom of the batting order again set-up the scoring.

Cervantes singled up the middle, Sweiss was hit by a pitch and Allmann singled to load the bases.

Natalie Emery followed with a go-ahead, RBI single. An out later, Roope lifted a sacrifice fly for a 4-2 lead.

Three bonus runs scored in the sixth. Contreras knocked in a run with a single, moving to third on a Roope double.

Jordan Brown hit a sacrifice fly, then Rainee “Rasindog” Foster also garnered an RBI bas ehit.

 For Grossmont (15-11), Roope finished with seven strikeouts.

Otay Ranch (10-14) received a 2-run single from junior center fielder Devin Bailey.

HIGH TECH SAN DIEGO 10, MONTE VISTA 0: At Rob Field in Ocean Beach, Storm senior pitcher Chelsea Runyon pitched a no-hitter, while her offense scored in every inning to claim Monday’s (Apr. 29) non-league affair.

Runyon, who wears N. 11, recorded 11 strikeouts for her 11th victory of the season. She also collected two RBI.

Storm cleanup batter Rachel Warrens went 2-for-3 with a 2-run homer and scoring three times.

For SD-High Tech (12-11 overall)_, leadoff hitter Danye Albritton also had two hits and two RBI.

Monte Vista (12-8)  saw Dessire Coronasteal a base following a walk.

POINT LOMA 19, CHRISTIAN 0: At Point Loma, the Pointers waltzed to an Eastern League triumph behind a combined 4-hit shutout by Cassidy Saunar and her bullpen.  Saunar went three innings, enough to qualify for the win in a 5-inning contest.

Leadoff batter Simone Cobb drove in four runs, while No. 2 hitter Gen Hope had three RBI, as the Pointers tallied nine times in the first.

Point Loma (12-10 overall, 5-1 Eastern League) also received a triple and three RBI from cleanup hitter Valerie Remley.

For Christian (2-16, 0-5 league), first baseman Audrey Shebloski collected half of the team’s four hits. She also stole a base.

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