East County Sports

A Foothillers Fiesta to upset Bonita Vista

2023 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

 

By Adam Paul

EL CAJON – A trio of fourth-inning runs broke a 2-2 tie to give the Grossmont Foothillers a surprising 5-2 victory over the Bonita Vista Barons on Thursday (Apr.20) in Falcon Fiesta Tournament action.

Katelynne Parent of Grossmont would do the most damage in the contest. Not only did Parent double twice and scored twice,she also drove in two RBI. She wouldn’t be alone in the multiple-hit category for the Hillers.

Both Nakhia Lee and Carleigh Wenck would have two hits. Lee would drive in a run and score a run and also had a double while Wenck scored twice and drove in a run and had one of the four doubles in the contest for Grossmont.

Eliana Vasquez who drew the start would pick up the victory going all seven innings, she allowed two runs on eight hits and struck out three.

With the win, Grossmont improved to 3-10  overall.

 

Steele Canyon 5, Scripps Ranch 0

SCRIPPS RANCH – Steele Canyon pitcher Emma Shellstrom fired a gem of an outing on Thursday (Apr.20), limiting the Scripps Ranch Falcons to only three hits over seven innings in the 5-0 victory in non-league action.

Both Marina Gonzalez and Kayala Hopkins would get the Cougars on the board in the first inning with runs driven in to make it 2-0.

Steele Canyon added another run in the second inning on an Isabella Azevedo RBI double to left field bringing in Hailey Trujillo.

Later in the top of the seventh Gonzalez again would cause damage with a ball hit to left field that would score Ily Barclay but the ball would be misplayed allowing Jazmin Williams to plate which extend the lead 5-0.

The Cougars improve to 12-5 on the season with the victory.

 

\Valhalla 12, Eastlake 2

RANCHO SAN DIEGO – The Valhalla Norsemen cruised to an easy victory as they pounded out 16 hits in a 12-2 victory over the Eastlake Titans in six innings out at Leto Family Field in non-league action on Tghursday (Apr. 20).

Cadyn Ruffer, who is known to wreak havoc on the bases, did so once again.

After leading off the bottom of the first inning with a double to right field, she advanced to second on a single by Preslee Fink, Buffer would advance to third then take off and successfully steal home to grab the early 1-0 lead.

Later in the inning, Avery Voth would extend the lead with a base hit to left field scoring Naomi Villalva to make it 2-0.

Ruffer would score again in the second inning on an error and Mckayla Fish would drive in Villalva and extend the lead to 4-0.

After Eastlake would score a pair of runs in the top of the third to pull within 4-2 the Valhalla Norsemen went back to business in the bottom half of the inning to really shut the door on any possibility of a comeback.

Once again it was Ruffer who on the day drove in three runs and scored four times. This time she would belt a two-run shot deep to center field for her third of the season to make it 6-2.

Valhalla would tack on five more runs in the fifth inning as Isabella Moscoso, Ruffer, Fink, Villalva and Fish all drove in runs.

Devyn Mack garnered the victory for the Norsemen, she would toss five innings in which she allowed two runs on five hits.

Ale Garcia was tagged with the loss for Eastlake. She allowed six runs on nine hits over four innings.

Fink, Ruffer, Mack, Fish, Moscoso, and Voth all had multiple hits in the contest for the Norsemen.

Fink would lead the Norsemen at the plate with a 3-for-5 day.

Christian 10, Coronado 0

CORONADO – Behind a combined shutout by two pitchers, the Christian Patriots would come away with a convincing Eastern League victory in five innings, 10-0, over Coronado on Thursday (Apr.20) across the bridge.

Christian (7-6-1 overall, 1-2 EL) on the day would collect ten hits to go with their ten runs scored and score two runs in the second thru fourth innings to cap things off against Coronado (2-13-1, 0-4 EL).

Early on Keelayana Carrizosa would strike first for the Patriots with an RBI single to center field scoring Tyler Krystek to make it 1-0, later Allyson Moody drove in a run and Jordyn Krystek scored on a wild pitch and Moody successfully stole home to round out the scoring.

Lucy Sherburne in the second inning would extend the lead to 6-0 as she drove in both Tyler Krystek and Carrizosa on a base hit to center field.

RBI singles by Ashley Wood and Tyler Krystek extended the lead further for the Patriots in the top of the third inning. They would go on to add another pair of runs in the fourth inning on a hard-hit ball by Samantha Baca to right field for a triple allowing both Jordyn Krystek and Moody to score.

Ava Barrios drew the start for the Patriots and would pick up the win, she would toss three innings of one-hit ball and struck out three while Payton Grosset finished off with two innings allowing one hit and fanning four.

 

Brawley 5, Granite Hills 2

EL CAJON – The Brawley Wildcats with four early runs would really put the squeeze on the Granite Hills Eagles, 5-2, in a tournament upset victory on Thursday (Apr.20).

Brawley (6-11 overall) would score their runs in the second inning on an error, a fielder’s choice, and a two-run single by Abbey Calles.

Granite Hills (10-5) would get on the board in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Peyton Wells that scored Kailey Sandoval, they would score their other run in the next inning when Kamryn Flath doubled to right field scoring Audrey Smale.

Later in the seventh inning, the Wildcats scored on another fielder’s choice this time by Jocelyn Ubence.

Flath, Smale, and Wells each had multiple hits for the Eagles. Sofia Mujica would double in the contest.

Leading the charge for the Wildcats were Calles who knocked in a pair of runs and went 2-for-4 at the plate, and Dylann Baker who also had a pair of hits and scored a run.

Baker would also pick up the win allowing two runs on eight hits over seven innings of work and would strike out four.

Makayla Tileia took the loss for the Eagles allowing seven hits and four runs over three innings and striking out one. Kaleigh Bauer came in and tossed four innings of relief allowing one run on three hits and striking out seven.

Cathedral Catholic 12, Patrick Henry 3

DEL CERRO – Six errors and being limited to two hits on the day doomed the Patrick Henry Patriots as the Cathedral Catholic Dons rolled to a convincing 12-3 victory in Western League action on Thursday (Apr.20).

Ellie Davis would give Cathedral Catholic (13-6-1, 4-0 WL) an early 1-0 lead on a two-out RBI single in the top of the first inning.

However, Patrick Henry (9-8-1, 3-1 WL) would answer in the second inning thanks to McKenna Geiger belting a two-run blast to center field scoring Zoe Rutherford to give them the lead 2-1.

Unfortunately, the momentum would swing back the Dons way for good as they would score three runs in the third inning. Mallory Axline would score on a passed ball to tie the game, Sina Talataina would tag up from third and score on a fly ball to left field and Alyssa Pagdilao grounded out but Ava Torre raced home for the score.

They would go on to score four more runs in the fifth inning to extend their lead to 9-2.

The Patriot’s other run came in the sixth inning on a wild pitch allowing Jenna Mallari to come into score.

Geiger would take the loss for the Patriots, she would allow eight runs on seven hits over four and third innings. Zoe Rutherford came in and tossed two and two-thirds innings allowing four runs on three hits and striking out three.

Sophia Clark garnered the win for the Dons. On the day she would allow three runs on two hits over six innings while striking out 11.

Scoreboard

Christian 10, at Coronado 0 (5 inn.)
Grossmont 5, Bonita Vista 3
Liberty Charter 29, at Mountain Empire 4
Foothills Christian 5, Classical 4
Ramona 4, at San Dieguito 0
Steele Canyon 5, at Scripps Ranch 0
Valhalla 12, Eastlake 2 (6 inn.)
Brawley 5, at Granite Hills 2
Cathedral Catholic 12, at Patrick Henry 3

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