East County Sports

Eagles win again; Monarchs win first

2020 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

ESCONDIDO – Granite Hills senior Amaya Esparza hit a three-run home run as the Eagles improved to 3-1 on the season by winning, 7-0, over top-ranked Bonia Vista at the Cougar Classic.

The Eagles were ranked second in the first release of the local media poll on Tuesday but the rankings were tabulated before the contest.

It was the first contest of the season for the highly-touted Barons.

For now, the two teams appear to be the top two clubs in the section but the Eagles controlled this one.

Bailey Wallace had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run for the Eagles. She also had two stolen bases.

Haley Johnson had two hits, including a double, two RBI and a pair of runs scored for the Eagles.

Staci Chambers had an RBI double to right, scoring Johnson for a 3-0 lead.

Chambers earned the win with five innings, scattering five hits.

 

MONTE VISTA 16, HOOVER 1 (5 inn.) – The Monarchs scored four in the first, then added nine in the second, to roll host Hoover at the Gold & Silver Classic tournament for their first win of the season.

Monte Vista has scored 31 runs in its first two games.

Senior Daisy Ortiz drove in four runs with two hits, including a triple.

Senior Vanessa Varela drove in three runs on two hits while scoring twice.

Senior Meeah Matanane went all five innings, striking out six, allowing four hits and one walk. She also drove in a run with a triple and scored three times.

Senior Desiree Corona had a pair of hits, scored three times and drove in a run.

Sophomore Jazilyn Vargas had two hits and scored twice.

 

MISSION BAY 1, SANTANA 0 – Mission Bay scored the only run in the bottom of the sixth inning for the win.

Emmalee Leggett pitched five innings of scoreless ball, allowing just two hits while striking out three.

Joey Barkhimer had two of Santana’s three hits.

The Sultans fell to 1-2.

 

RANCHO BERNARDO 6, WEST HILLS 0 – The Broncos improved to 3-0 by winning at the Cougar Classic at Kit Carson Park.

West Hills’ Alyssa Thornton had a pair of hits and went the distance in the circle, allowing just two earned runs.

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