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PREP SOFTBALL: EAGLES TAKE MOMENTUM EARLY, PATRIOTS KEEP ON ROLLING

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

FALCON FIESTA TOURNAMENT

GRANITE HILLS 9, HELIX 0

Out in El Cajon the Granite Hills Eagles behind Staci Chambers’ dominant pitching and four runs in the first inning they were able to come away with an opening victory over the Helix Highlanders.

Helix would get their only hit of the game on a lead single by Avery Perez.

The Eagles (5-3) started off on the right foot in the bottom of the first inning with three consecutive walks by Baily Wallace (2-3, R, 3 RBI, 2 2B), Rylee Omahen (2-2) and Staci Chambers (RUN).

Sydney Huse (2-3, 2R, RBI, 2B) with one out would drive in Wallace on a single to left field to make it 1-0, Julia Tysling followed with a walk which brought home Chambers and the final two runs would score on an error by the Highlanders which made it 4-0.

Granite added to their lead in the bottom of the fifth inning on an RBI double by Wallace that scored Paige Baird (1-3, R) to make it 5-0.

The Highlanders (3-3) couldn’t get anything going against Chambers as she retired them one by one to move onto the bottom of the fifth inning.

Back-to-back doubles by Amaya Esparza and Huse, Taylor Rose came into run, Haley Johnson (1-1, R, RBI) later singled to bring home Rose to make it 6-0, another run would come into score to make it 7-0 and Wallace would double in the final two runs to round out the scoring and end the game.

For the Highlanders, Zoe Kuhlken took the loss and Sophia Romuno gave up 5 runs on 8 hits while striking out 7.

Chambers meanwhile for the Eagles only gave up one hit on the day while striking out 7 in the victory.

 

PATRICK HENRY 6, HIGH TECH SD 2

Out at Robb Field on Friday afternoon the Patrick Henry Patriots continued their momentum with runs in the first and third innings to come away with the victory over the High Tech High SD Storm.

With no outs and two runners on Lauren Nett (1-3, R, 2 RBI) of the Patriots (6-1) hit a ground ball to first base that was misplayed which allowed both Kaiah Altmeyer (1-2, 2R) and Jessica Dewitt to score which gave Henry a 2-0 lead.

The Storm (4-3), however, cut the deficit to one run in the top of the second inning on a Chelsea Runyon single that scored Alliyah Sample to make it 2-1. Still, with no outs and Runyon on base, the Storm looked for more but H. Jenks was able to strike out the next two batters and end the inning on a ground ball out.

Now only leading by a run in the bottom of the third inning the Patriots put together momentum as Altmeyer led off with a single, Nett with one out advanced Altmeyer to second on a single to left field which would be misplayed allowing Altmeyer to advance to third base, she would come into score when Olivia Gigante (1-3, R, RBI) roped a ball to center field to make it 3-1.

Leading 3-1 and runners on first and second Jenks was able to add to the inning as she laced a single to load the bases, Dezianna Patmon (1-2, RBI) followed with a walk which brought home Nett to make it 4-1 and Savannah Sutton (1-2, 2 RBI) finished things off with a 2-run base hit to make it 6-1.

High Tech San Diego would eventually score again in the top of the seventh inning as Katie Wiggins bunted and would reach on an error which allowed Runyon to come in to make it 6-2.

Jenks would finish things off by getting Lydya White to pop up.

Runyon on the day for the Storm took the loss while going 6 innings in which she gave up 6 runs on 6 hits while walking 3 and striking out 8.

For the Patriots Jenks picked up the victory as she tossed 7 innings while giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and walking 2 and striking out 6.

 

NON-LEAGUE

MATER DEI CATHOLIC 13, GROSSMONT 1

Traveling down to the South Bay the Grossmont Foothillers (3-4) ran into a buzzsaw in the Mater Dei Catholic Crusaders who were led by the big day of Alyssa Garcia at the plate.

Mater Dei Catholic (6-0) after only giving up a base hit to Natalie Emery in the top of the first inning went to business in the bottom of the first inning.

A one-out double by Gisele Gonzalez followed by a blast over the right-field fence by Alyssa Garcia to give the Crusaders a 2-0 lead they never looked back as they added six more in the inning.

After an RBI groundout by Gianna Paape, Annalisa Soto gave the Crusaders a 5-0 lead on a lined shot to center field which was followed by a two-run miscue by the Hillers to make it 7-0.

Trailing 8-0 after one inning of play the Foothillers needed to put together some momentum and Jordan Brown sparked it with a one-out single, Jessica Medlin followed with another single and Brown would come into score on a ball hit by Halle Sweiss that was misplayed to make it 8-1.

Leading by seven runs the Crusaders added more as Paape drove in another run on a groundout, a single by Soto scored another to make it 10-1.

Mater Dei rounded out their scoring in the bottom of the third inning on a single by Jalyse Hanson followed by a ball hit by Sami Gutierrez that was misplayed allowing two more runs to score.

In the loss for the Foothillers, Samaria Roope went 4 innings in which she gave up 13 runs on 12 hits while walking 3 and striking out 2.

Earning the victory for the Crusaders was Enissa Weakley who tossed 4 innings while giving up 1 run on 3 hits and walking 1 and striking out 1.

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