East County Sports

Granite Hills Keeps Hot Streak Going



By Adam Paul

EL CAJON – Anything you can do I can match was the theme of the day as Granite Hills senior and UCLA bound Sofia Mujica (4-4, 3 R, 4 RBI, 3 HR) belted three home runs to help power the Eagles to the 9-3 victory over the visiting El Capitan Vaqueros in Grossmont Hills action on Thursday afternoon.

Mujica with her three jacks matched her younger sister freshman Alexis who hit three home runs against the Helix Highlanders the previous week on April 25th.

Her first home run of the game came in the bottom of the first inning when she led off with a long blast deep to center field to make it 1-0. Later in the inning Peyton Wells (2-3, R, 3 RBI, HR) with two outs would extend the score even further as she belted a three-run blast over the left field fence for her third of the season that scored both Alexis Mujica (R, RBI) and Audrey Smale (1-2, 2 R) to give them a 4-0 lead.

The Eagles added another run in the bottom of the second inning on an RBI single by Kailey Sandoval (1-3, RBI) that brought home Ariana Heninger (1-3, 2 R) to make it 5-0.

El Capitan would finally break through with three runs in the top of the third inning thanks to a ball hit by Ciara Bernardini (1-4) that was misplayed bringing home Kameron McDaniel (1-3, R), Kylee Frazier (R, RBI) followed with a fielders choice that scored Quinnley Morehouse (RUN) and Alanna Christiaens drove in Frazier to pull within 5-3.

Despite the momentum shift the Eagles came right back in the bottom of the fourth inning with three more runs. The first two runs came when Mujica belted another shot deep over the center field fence for a two-run shot scoring Heninger to give them a 7-3 lead. A few batters later Alexis Mujica would drive in Smale with a hard-hit sacrifice fly deep enough for her to tag up and plate.

Granite would push across their final run of the contest in the bottom of the sixth inning as Mujica once again belted a leadoff solo home run deep to center field for her San Diego section-leading twelfth home run of the season.

Granite starter Ashley Yeargin picked up the win as she allowed four hits and three runs over four innings while walking one and striking out three. Kaleigh Baugher tossed three innings of relief allowing no runs on one hit while striking out two.

El Capitan starter Alyssa Cole would take the loss as she allowed eight runs on ten hits over three innings in which she walked two. Shelby Vars tossed three innings of relief and allowed one run on one hit while striking out two.

The Eagles winners of four games in a row move to 12-8 overall and 7-1 in league play to stay in first place. Meanwhile, El Capitan falls to 11-11-4 overall and 4-5 in league play.


GAME NOTES: The three home runs by Sofia Mujica give her 59 for her career which is now third all-time in the state as it was recently brought to my attention by CAL-HI Sports that the state record of 60 by Tannon Snow of Chino Hills from 2012-15 was broken a couple of weeks ago by Dani Jackman of University Prep out of Victorville, CA who hit her twentieth home run of the season to give her 64 for her career.

Also, Mujica becomes just the sixth player in Grossmont history to hit three home runs in a game and the third to accomplish the feat in the last six years.

Finally, with her four hits Mujica adds another school record to her accomplishment as she becomes based upon research of multiple sources the record holder for most hits in a career with 137 career hits as she passed Bailey Wallace who tallied 135 career hits from 2017-2020. In the last two games, she passed both Haley Johnson who had 130 career hits from 2017-20, and Wallace who were both teammates.