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EASTERNERS LUCK DOESN’T FALL AS FALCON FIESTA WRAPS UP

2019 EAST COUNTY SOFTBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

FALCON FIESTA TOURNAMENT

OTAY RANCH 5, GROSSMONT 3

Down in Chula Vista on Monday afternoon the Otay Ranch Mustangs scored a couple of runs with the scored tied late to beat the visiting Grossmont Foothillers.

With two outs in the bottom of the second inning, the Mustangs behind a single by Jaeden Inguito scoring both Kayla Geasland and Gisette Martinez took a 2-0 lead. They added another run on an error by the Foothillers to up the lead to 3-0.

Grossmont would get on the board in the top of the fifth inning when Aly Allmann grounded out which allowed Brianne Blue to score to make it 3-1. They would score two more runs in the top of the sixth inning to tie the score at 3-3.

With one out Jessica Medlin roped a triple scoring Jamie Medlin and Kimmy Bond smashed a double to bring home Issy Cervantes.

Unfortunately though in the bottom of the sixth inning the Mustangs took advantage of a Grossmont miscue that scored two runs to give them a 5-3 lead. The two-run lead would hold up as Ashley Medina retired the side to end the game.

For the Hillers in the loss, Samaria Roope went 6 innings in which she gave up 5 runs on 7 hits while walking 1 and striking out 5.

Picking up the win for the Mustangs was Mireya Cepeda who went 6.2 innings in which she gave up 1 run on 5 hits while walking 1 and striking out 2, Medina came in and tossed 1/3 of an inning giving up 2 runs on 2 hits while walking 1 and striking out 1.

Even with the loss the Foothillers will be playing on Saturday against Mater Dei Catholic who is currently the top-ranked team in the County. Both teams won their respective pools.

 

RAMONA 4, STEELE CANYON 3

The visiting Ramona Bulldogs outlasted the Steele Canyon Cougars on Monday afternoon with a run in the top of the third inning.

Ramona took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning on a base hit by Olivia Hirsh that brought home Elizabeth Feagin.

The one run deficit was quickly erased by the Cougars in the bottom of the second inning with one out when Carlie Williams laced a base hit bringing home Tayler Thomas who had roped a triple.
With the score tied in the top of the third inning, Ramona took advantage of a couple of Cougar miscues and pushed across a run to take a 2-1 lead on a base hit by Missy Miller.

Leading by a run in the top of the fifth inning the Bulldogs again took advantage and behind a base hit by Elle Roberts and Cambria Jeffers they would lead 4-1.

Grace Richter who also was in the circle for the Cougars was able to help her own cause at the plate when she led off the bottom of the fifth with a solo home run to make it 4-2.

Steele Canyon later in the inning with two outs would mount some offense when JJ Venzor roped a double, she advanced to third on a dropped third strike call which allowed Audrey Bagge to reach, Venzor would score on the error by the Ramona catcher to pull within 4-3.

Another threat by the Cougars in the sixth inning occurred as Thomas singled, Richter singled with one out to put runners on first and second, Danielle Directo singled to load the bases but none would advance any further.

Mackenzie Rutkoff who started for the Bulldogs was able to retire the Cougars in order to end the ballgame in the seventh inning.

Richter in the loss for the Cougars gave up 4 runs on 9 hits in her 7 innings of work while walking 1 and striking out 2.

Rutkoff for the Bulldogs struck out 9 and gave up 3 runs on 8 hits in her 7 innings of work to get the win.

 

HIGH TECH SD 10, WEST HILLS 2

High Tech San Diego on Monday afternoon put runs up in every inning to take a commanding lead and pick up the victory over West Hills.

The Storm started the scoring in the bottom of the first inning when Alliyah Sample doubled in a run and Rachel Warrens put down a sacrifice to bring home a second run to lead 2-0.

Trailing 3-0 in the top of the third inning the Wolf Pack tried to mount some offense as Mia Colabella led off with a single, with two outs Shannon Kim laced another single. Unfortunately, neither would be advanced.

West Hills again would get a leadoff single by Star Gaylord in the top of the fourth inning which was followed by a one-out dropped third strike call which allowed Lily Youngdale to reach.

With runners on first and second and only one out the Wolf Pack looked like they had something but the next two batters would be retired to end the inning.

High Tech San Diego scored another run in the bottom of the fourth inning to extend their lead to 6-0 when Danye Albritton singled in a run.

West Hills finally got on the board in the top of the fifth inning when Cailla Rooks was hit by a pitch, she stole second base and advanced to third on an error, she would come into score on a ground ball out by Kim which made it 6-1.

The Pack would add a second run in the top of the sixth inning which started with a lead double by Gaylord, she would eventually come into score on a base hit by Brianna Bentley to make it 7-2.

The Storm would push across their final three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to round out their scoring and also end the game.

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