East County Sports

GVL: Pack, Norsemen win convincingly


By Adam Paul

SPRING VALLEY (4-19-22) On Tuesday afternoon the West Hills Wolf Pack (7-6, 2-0 GVL) pounded out 16 hits and scored 15 runs over the sixth and seventh innings to claim a 17-0 victory over the Mount Miguel Matadors (6-5, 0-2 GVL) in Grossmont Valley League play.

The Wolf Pack would strike first in the top of the first inning when Naomi Kai (2-4, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2B) would hit a ball that was misplayed allowing Lily Youngdale (4-5, 3 R, 3 RBI, SB) to come into score to make it 1-0 in the top of the first inning. They would add another run in the top of the fourth inning when Ava Goodman (1-3, 2 R, RBI, SB) drove in Kai on a base hit which made it 2-0.

The bats of the Pack all of a sudden went silent until in the top of the sixth inning with two outs Amaya Angeli (3-6, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB, 3B) tripled in Goodman to make it 3-0, she would score when Youngdale followed with a base hit, the next batter Emily Byrd (1-6, R) would single advancing Youngdale to third base.

Still with two outs and leading 4-0 the Wolf Pack were looking for more and got it in the form of a two-run double by Kai that scored both Youngdale and Byrd to make it 6-0, Kai would advance to third on a wild pitch and Alyssa Thornton (2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB) would draw a walk. With runners at the corners, the following batter Marina Morales hit a ball that was misplayed allowing Kai to plate to give them a 7-0 lead.

West Hills would add a couple of more runs courtesy of a Faith Balestreri (2-3, R, 2 RBI, 2B) RBI single and Morales scoring on another error by the Matadors.

Having extended their lead to 9-0 in the top of the seventh inning the Pack would add to their lead when Thornton drove in a pair of runs, Kai scoring on a passed ball, Balestreri doubling in Thornton to make it 13-0. They would tack on four more runs in the inning and in the bottom of the inning a double-play ball and a strikeout would be all Goodman would need to end things.

For the Matadors, Alex Schneider and Devina Ray would have the only hits of the day allowed by Goodman.

Goodman for the Pack would get the complete seven-inning victory in which she allowed no runs on two hits and fanned eleven on the day.


Valhalla 16, Monte Vista 0 (5 inn.)

RANCHO SAN DIEGO (4-19-22) – Seven runs in the first and seven more runs in the third inning were more than enough as the Valhalla Norsemen (14-6, 3-0) shutout the Monte Vista Monarchs (10-8, 1-2) on Tuesday afternoon in Grossmont Valley League action.

Maryn Jordan would get things rolling for the Norsemen in the bottom of the first inning with a base hit but in the process, the Monarchs would misplay the ball allowing Avery Voth, Bella Moscoso, and Cadyn Ruffer to score to make it 3-0,

Later in the inning, Naomi Villalva would hit a ball that was misplayed allowing Bailey Lenz to score which was followed by a walk to Liliana Moscoso that brought home Nayeli Chapa. Another walk would bring in a run and another error would plate the last run of the inning for the Norsemen.

An RBI double by Ruffer in the bottom of the third allowed Voth to come home to make it 8-0, Jordan followed that with a double of her own scoring Ruffer to make it 9-0, the next batter McKayla Fish would drive in Jordan and a couple of batters later Marissa Lupo would drive in Lenz to make it 11-0.

Leading 11-0 the Norsemen behind an RBI single by Liliana Moscoso, a walk by Bella Moscoso that would allow Villalva to come home would give them a 14-0 lead.

The last run the Norsemen would score would come in the bottom of the fourth inning when Allie Piscopo drove in Aubrielle Mckee to give them a 16-0 lead.

Fish who would get the win would toss four innings of shut-out ball in which she allowed one hit while striking out eleven on the day, Savannah Avalos would toss an inning in which she allowed one hit and no runs while striking out one on the day.


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