East County Sports

The feeling is mutual in pair of draws



ECS staff report

Herm Edwards

A pair of tournament games. Two games called after seven full innings of play, both ending in ties by mutual agreement of the coaches.

What happened then New York Jets to to the famous 2002 quote by football coach Herm Edwards, “You play to win the game”?

The ballgames were called because of tie-breaker rules in the tournament and mutual agreement among the coaches.

Needless-to-say, the umpires agreed, too!

We speculate that Edwards, a former coach at San Diego State, football coach, would not make a fine softball coach.

Christain 7, Eastlake 7, tie

CHULA VISTA –Despite multiple lead changes and trailing late, the Christian Patriots would wind up coming away with a 7-7 tie against the Eastlake Titans in tournament action on Wednesday (Apr.12).

Christian who trailed late would win up tying the game on Samantha Baca’s sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth inning.

Earlier they would actually lead 3-0 after an inning and a half of play. The scoring would start in the first inning when Lucy Sherburne drove in Keelayana Carrizosa and in the second inning with two outs Carrizosa driving in both Hannah Mroz and Payton Grosset.

Eastlake though would break through over the next couple of innings and take a 5-3 lead thanks to a four-run third inning. They would add another run in the fourth inning to lead 6-3.

However, the Patriots came roaring back in the fifth inning courtesy of multiple hits including an RBI single by Kaitlyn Moody, and a two-run single by Mroz to tie the game at 6-6.

The Titans would again retake the lead in the bottom of the inning and the Pats thanks to Tyler Krystek leading off the sixth with a single and being let loose on the base paths as she stole second and advanced to third on an error which set up Baca for the game-tying run.

Eastlake would have an opportunity to win in the bottom of the seventh as they would draw a one-out walk followed by a single but Grosset would retire the next two batters to preserve the tie.

Helix 2, Mar Vista 2, tie

LA MESA – Rallying with a run in the bottom of the seventh  inning, the Helix Highlanders would come away with a 2-2 tie against the Mar Vista Mariners in tournament action on Wednesday (Apr.12).

Mar Vista would actually strike first with a run in the first inning and for a while, things were looking up for them as they were shutting down the Highlanders’ offense.

However, Helix would knot the game at 1-1 in the fourth inning courtesy of Freshman Clarissa Torres who flew out to center deep enough for Ivy Green to tag up from third and race home for the score.

But the momentum was short-lived as the Mariners would retake the lead with a run in the fifth inning.

Later still trailing and down to their final outs the Highlanders thanks to a lead single by Angel Riggins who would find herself at third base would come into score the game-tying run on a Lauren Farce sacrifice fly to center field.

Both coaches would after the last out was made agree to a tie-ball game.

Katelyn Woodland would fan eight Mariners on the day during her seven innings of work, allowing owed two runs on three hits.


Mar Vista 2, Helix 2, tie (7 inn., called by mutual agreement)
Christian 7, at Eastlake 7, tie (7 inn.,called by mutual agreement)
Ramona 10, at Vista 0 (5 inn.)
Coastal 5, at Mount Miguel 1
Manzanita League
Borrego Springs at Julian


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