East County Sports

Wolf Pack, Norsemen stay neck and neck with victories


By Adam Paul

SANTEE – A game after setting a new CIF San Diego Section record for most hits in a single game, the West Hills Wolf Pack would use a 20-hit attack to beat the Grossmont Foothillers 17-7 in Grossmont Valley League action on Wednesday (May 3).

West Hills early on would jump out to a 6-0 lead, thanks to six hits in the bottom of the first inning.

After Kristina Deal and Maddie Aylesbury hit back-to-back singles to start things off, the next batter Katy Spargo, coming off a big game, continued her ways with an RBI single to left field, scoring Deal to make it 1-0. Faith Balistreri would drive in Aylesbury to make it 2-0.

Now with both Spargo and Balistreri on base, the next batter, Ava Goodman, would provide the big bop as she homered to center field for her second of the season to give the Pack a 5-0 lead. Later in the inning, Amaya Angeli would drive in Sophia Martinez to finish out the scoring.

Both Samiya Wright and Goodman would add to the lead in the second inning to make it 8-0.

Grossmont would answer with three runs in the top of the third inning, thanks to Nakhia Lee, who drove in two runs, and Katelynne Parent who singled in Lee to make it 8-3.

However, the Pack would come back with five more runs in the fourth inning, as Goodman drove in another run, and Chiara Burgin doubled in a pair along with Deal to give them a 13-3 lead.

Grossmont’s bats wouldn’t stay quiet, as Carleigh Wenck would drive in Jade Daley, which was followed by Jenna Ennis clearing the bases as she roped a double to left field to make it 13-7.

West Hills would score two runs in each of the next two innings to round things out.

With the victory, the Wolf Pack extend their winning streak to six games and improve to 15-6-1 overall and 7-0 in league play.


Valhalla 11, Mount Miguel 1

SPRING VALLEY – Valhalla’s Devyn Mack struck out seven over five innings, allowing one hit in the six-inning victory over Mount Miguel on Wednesday (May 3) in Grossmont Valley League action.

Valhalla right away would jump out to a 5-0 lead, thanks to RBI singles by Naomi Villalva, Aubrielle Mckee, and Taylor Mack. Also driving in runs were Devyn Mack as she tripled to right field, and Liliana Moscoso on a fielder’s choice.

Mack, besides picking up the win, would drive in a pair of runs in her 3-for-3 day at the plate. She also scored twice and tripled twice.

Villalva, Mckee, Mack and Moscoso all had multiple hits for the Norsemen.

Valhalla with the win remains one game behind league leader West Hills as they improve to 13-11-1 and 6-1 in league play.

Mount Miguel, whose only hit came courtesy of Klarissa Soto, falls to 4-11-1 and 2-5 in league play.

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