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PREP SOFTBALL: STORM KEEP VAQUEROS AT BAY

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

NON-LEAGUE

HIGH TECH HIGH SD 5, EL CAPITAN 2

Facing a one-run deficit in the bottom of the third inning the High Tech High SD Storm (5-1) rallied and pushed across two runs to take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

Prior to taking the lead it was the visiting El Capitan Vaqueros (1-3) who would get rolling in the top of the first as Madison Rosalis (2-3, 2R, 2B) led off with a single, she would advance to second on a passed ball and eventually score on a base hit by Bailey Olaveson (2-4, RBI) to make it 1-0.

The Storm though came back in the bottom of the first inning on a leadoff double by Danye Albritton (3-4, 2R, RBI, 2B) followed by a walk by Tiare Riger (1-3, R), Albritton would come into score on a ground ball out by Chelsea Runyon to tie the score at 1-1.

With the score tied in the top of the third inning, the Vaqueros took back the momentum with one out as Rosalis doubled to right field and came into score on a base hit by Olaveson to give them a 2-1 lead.

Alexa Williams for the Vaqueros was holding the Storm at bay but in the bottom of the third inning, trouble arose. With one out consecutive singles by Abritton, Rieger and the big blow by Rachel Warrens (1-3, 2 RBI) led to both Abritton and Rieger scoring to give the Storm a 3-2 lead.

El Capitan was able to put a couple of runners on in the top of the fourth starting with a lead base hit by Allyson Von Yokes (1-2) and a 2 out walk by Kiki Angeles but nothing came out it.

The Storm in the bottom of the fourth put up an insurance run thanks to Albritton who singled which brought home Lydya White to extend the lead 4-2.

Once again the Vaqueros tried to put together something in the top of the fifth inning with one out as Alexa Williams reached on an error and actually made it to second base, Brooklyn Fukashima into run for Williams, Katy Hicks walked to put runners on first and second. Unfortunately, the Vaqueros wouldn’t push anything across as the next couple of batters were retired to end the threat.

High Tech High SD would push across their final run in the bottom of the fifth on consecutive singles and an error by the Vaqueros which allowed the run to come home to make it 5-2.

A little momentum for the Vaqueros with two outs came when Angeles reached on an error followed by a single by Rosales but Olaveson would line out to right field for the third out.

Another momentum starter for the Vaqueros in the top of the seventh courtesy of Williams who led off with a single, Fukashima came into run. However, Hicks would be called out on strikes and Hannah Davis would ground into a game-ending double play.

For the Vaqueros in the loss, Williams went 6 innings giving up 5 runs on 11 hits while walking 1 and striking out 2.

On the other side for the Storm the starter Runyon wouldn’t factor in the decision despite going 5 innings while giving up 2 runs on 4 hits while walking 5 and fanning 8. The eventual winner Gillian Weinstein came in and tossed 2 innings of relief to pick up the victory as she gave up 0 runs on 2 hits while walking 0 and striking out 2.

 

One Comment

  1. Monarch Mom

    March 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Where is the Monte Vista game? The EastCountySports website has it.

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