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Granite Wins While Easterner Struggle on Final Day of Fiesta; Patriots finish up Strong in Las Vegas






Despite being out 7-3 on the day the Granite Hills Eagles took every opportunity afforded them and pushed across runs including a five-run third inning to put things away on Saturday afternoon.

Granite Hills scored the first run of the ball game when Bailey Wallace raced home on a wild pitch from Hailey “H” Jenks to make it 1-0 early on.

The Patriots quickly tied the game at 1-1 when Kaiah Altmeyer took the Staci Chambers offering and blasted it over the center field fence for the solo home run. Later on in the inning, they would take a 2-1 lead when Jessica Dewitt scored on an error in right field.

In the top of the second inning, the Eagles would knot the score at 2-2 when with two outs Sydney Huse scored on a passed ball.

The Eagles thanks to a one-out walk to Amaya Esparza, Haley Johnson followed with a base hit, Paige Baird into run, later on, Esparza eventually came into score on a bases-loaded walk which made it 3-2, with the bases still full Julia Tysling drew another walk to bring home Baird to make it 4-2.

Granite Hills added more in the inning when Brooke Bertussi scored on a wild pitch, Huse came into score on another wild pitch to make it 7-2.

Dezianna Patmon for the Patriots in the bottom of the third inning knocked in Dewitt which made it 7-3.

The run by the Patriots was answered in the top of the sixth when Johnson drove in Esparza and Jaylee Jones scored on a ball hit by Morgan Kelly that was misplayed by Patrick Henry.

Patrick Henry was never able to push across any more runs as the Eagles held.

Jenks took the loss for the Patriots as she only lasted 2.2 innings in which she gave up 7 runs on 2 hits while walking 8 and striking out 5.

On the other side for the Eagles, Chambers went all 7 innings in which she only gave up 3 runs on 7 hits while walking 3 and striking out 13 on the day.

The win by the Eagles gives them 5 in a row and avenges a loss earlier in the season to the Patriots 7-4.



In the come from behind victory by the Mater Dei Crusaders, they were able to double up the Grossmont Foothillers across the scoreboard.

Some excitement in the first inning for the Grossmont Foothillers as they quickly jumped out to a 4-0 lead behind a grand slam home-run by Samaria Roope to center field scoring Aly Allmann, Natalie Emery and Kati Contreras.

Mater Dei quickly pushed across a couple of runs in the bottom of the inning to cut the deficit to 4-2.

The Foothillers answered with another run in the top of the second inning when Rainee Foster came into score on a miscue by the Crusaders to make it 5-2.

A couple of innings laters trailing 5-3 the Crusaders pulled within 5-4 as Lexi Sosa led off the bottom of the third inning with a solo homer.

Another leadoff homer by the Crusaders this time by Jalyse Hanson tied the game at 5-5.

Hanson would homer again in the bottom of the fifth inning, this time a two-run blast to make it 8-5.

The Crusaders would score two more runs on another leadoff solo homer and an error by the Foothillers to round out the scoring.

Roope in the loss went 6 innings in which she gave up 10 runs on 14 hits while walking 3 and striking out 4.

For the Crusaders Sosa came into the contest and picked up the win after tossing 1.1 innings in relief as she walked 3 and struck out 9 on 3 hits.



On the day the Otay Ranch Mustangs limited the Steele Canyon Cougars to a single hit and took advantage early on to come away with the victory.

Ariana Young of the Mustangs doubled in Jaeden Inguito in the top f the second inning and Briana Solis singled to bring home Young to make it 2-0.

Otay Ranch pushed across another run in the top of the third inning to make it 3-0.

Trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning the Cougars finally put together some offense as Bianca Morales got the only base hit of the day for the Cougars with a lead single, she would later score on an Amanda Whipple ground ball out to make it 4-1.

Despite having a couple of other opportunities the Cougars couldn’t push anything else across as Gisselle Garcia picked up the victory with her 1 hit effort.



Late in the game and the score tied at 2-2, the Escondido Cougars would win in quite the dramatic fashion as Elisa Haas blasted a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to procure the victory.

Early on things looked like the West Hills Wolf Pack were on their way to a victory as Lily Youngdale gave them a 2-0 lead with a roped double that scored both Dakotta Mershon and Star Gaylord.

Moving to the bottom of the fourth inning the Escondido Cougars managed to tie the game at 2-2 when Mackenzie Lefebvre jacked a two-run home run over the left field fence.

West Hills would out together another opportunity in the top of the fifth with two outs as Shannon Kim singled, Mershon walked but neither would advance any further.

Moving along to the bottom of the seventh inning and the game still tied with one out a base hit, and an error would set up the walk-off blast by the Cougars.

Kimie Brouard fort he Wolf Pack took the hard-luck loss as she went 6.1 innings in which she gave up 5 runs on 7 hits and while walking 3 and striking out 3 on the day.



It would be a rough day for the Helix Highlanders as the Storm were able to score over three innings to pull away and claim the big victory.

Helix would end up scoring their only run in the bottom of the first inning to take an early 1-0 lead thanks to a single by Erin Brown to bring home Avery Perez.

High Tech SD scored a run in the top of the third inning to tie the game 1-1.

They would extend their lead in the top of the fourth inning when Cielo Cruz blasted a three-run bomb over the left field fence to give them a 4-1 lead.

They would round out their scoring in the next couple of innings.







In the early game of the final day in Las Vegas out at Majestic Park Sierra Vista jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead after the first two innings and never looked back.

Christian scored its lone run in the top of the fourth inning when Kate Manes roped a double to score Harmony Blizard.

Mallory Steele and Audrey Shebloski had the other two hits on the day for the Patriots.

Steele took the loss as she gave up 7 runs on 6 hits in her 5.1 innings of work.




In the second game of the day the Christian Patriots who trailed early on went to work and picked up the easy victory in the afternoon to finish out the tournament.

Christian trailing 1-0 after a half an inning scored two runs thanks to Kate Manes who lined a single scoring Devyn Krystek and Mallory Steele, Harmony Blizard would come into score when she stole home to make it 3-1.

The Patriots would add a couple more runs in the bottom of the third inning to make it 5-1.

A single by Mallory Steele in the bottom of the fourth inning to score Rachel Stephens made it 6-1, they would add three more runs later on in the inning with a couple of them scoring when Harmony Blizard singled to left field. Her single scored both Cali Rookey and Audrey Shebloski to make it 9-1.

Kate Manes picked up the victory as she went 5 innings in which she gave up 1 run on 1 hits while walking 3 and striking out 5.



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