East County Sports

Norsemen clinch GVL softball crown

2022 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

 

ECS staff report

Grossmont Valley League
WEST HILLS 14, MOUNT MIGUEL 2 (5 inn.) – The Wolf Pack scored nine in the bottom of the third to break open a 2-all score.

Naomi Kai, a senior, and Alyssa Thornton, a junior, both finished with three RBI on the day for the Wolf Pack. Both players had a double.

Kai has a team-leading 21 RBI this season and is batting .447.

Thornton pitched a complete game, striking out six, to improve to 5-3. The Wolf Pack trailed Valhalla (7-0) b y 1/2 games in the GVL standings. The teams meet in the season finale next Thursday in El Cajon.

West Hills improved to 5-1 in the Grossmont Valley League standings.

Mount Miguel took a 2-1 lead in the top of the third inning.

The Matadors got RBIs from senior Roanna Riggins and Elizabeth Rhodes.

Despite the setback, the Matadors remain in contention for a main-draw entry into the CIFSDS Division V tournament.

Entering the final week of the regular season, the Matadors hold the No. 8 seed and, projecting forward, could meet top-seeded Foothills Christian in the first round.

VALHALLA 16, MONTE VISTA 0 (5 inn.) – The Lady Norsemen clinched a share of the Grossmont Valley League championship with the shutout victory.

Junior Bella Moscoso drove in three runs for Valhalla.

Seniors Maryn Jordan and Marissa Lupo added two RBI for the Norse.

Juniors Naomi Villava and Mckayla Fish also drove in a pair of runs each.

Villava earned the win, allowing just one hit in the five innings, with no walks and four strikeouts.

Valhalla will host West Hills next Thursday at Leto Family Field to decide whether they can claim an outright title, or see West Hills claim a co-championship.

Grossmont Hills League
GRANITE HILLS 5, SANTANA 1 – Audrey Smale, a freshman, had two doubles and drove in a pair of runs and sophomore Sofia Mujica had three hits, including a solo home run, as the Eagles defeated the Sultans.

Smale and Mujica have combined for 32 RBI this season.

Taylor Rose, a senior, earned the win for the Eagles with five hits allowed, going the distance. She improved to 6-4, lowering her ERA to 1.81.

Santana grabbed a run in the first on an RBI double from Kassidy Harper, which drove in Madison Jordan (two hits).

The Eagles then put up single markers in the third and fourth to take the lead, then added a pair of runs in the fifth, and another in the last of the sixth.

Sophomores Kailey Sandoval and Makenna Hines also had an RBI each for Granite Hills.

Granite Hills improved to 2-6 in the Grossmont Hills League and 12-11-1 overall. The Sultans fell to 3-5 in league play and 11-13 overall.

— Compiled by Ramon Scott and Nick Pellegrino

 

SCOREBOARD
Grossmont Hills League

Granite Hills 5, Santana 1
Helix 3, Steele Canyon 2 (8 inn.)
El Capitan 5, Grossmont 3
Grossmont Valley League
West Hills 14, Mount Miguel 2
Valhalla 16, Monte Vista 0 (5 inn.)
ECVHS, bye
City League
Christian 10, SD-High Tech 0 (5 inn.)
Others
Bayfront Charter 19, Liberty Charter 1 (5 inn.)

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