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ROUNDUP: CENTURIONS HOLD ON WHILE HIGHLANDERS ROLL ON

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

NON-LEAGUE

UNIVERSITY CITY 5, EL CAPITAN 3

On Friday afternoon out in La Jolla the University City Centurions (10-14) knocked off the El Capitan Vaqueros (18-6) behind both Erin Gillum and Jayla Briggs 2 RBIs a piece.

After getting out of the top of the first inning the Centurions struck first thanks to Briggs who knocked in both Alexis Engebretson and Kiana Pangelinan to make it 2-0.

University City added another run in the bottom of the third inning to lead 3-0.

El Capitan grabbed a little momentum in the top of the fourth as Alexa Williams (3-4, R, RBI, 2B, HR) led off with a double, Hailey Mulligan (RUN) into run, she would advance to third base on a Brandy Taylor base hit, a couple of batters later she would score on a Hannah Davis (1-2, R, RBI) single to make it 3-1.

The Centurions answered back when Gillum hit an inside the park home run.

Trailing 5-1 the Vaqueros pushed across another run in the top of the sixth on a single by Madison Rosales (1-3, RBI) to bring home Davis.

They would add another run to pull within 5-3 when Williams belted her eighth dinger of the season over the center field fence. Her eighth home run of the season pulls her within one of Samaria Roope of Grossmont for the East County lead.

The one run by the Vaqueros would be all they would get as the next two batters were retired to end the game.

EL CAPITAN VS UNIVERSITY CITY PHOTO GALLERY

 

GROSSMONT VALLEY LEAGUE

HELIX 11, MONTE VISTA 4

The Highlanders (16-10 Overall, 5-1 GVL) on Friday afternoon after a small pushback by the Monte Vista Monarchs (13-9 overall, 3-3 GVL) put the game away with a five-run fourth inning.

A walk by Camryn Jonilonis brought in a run in the first inning for Helix, after another run, Avery Perez knocked in Casey Castro on a sacrifice fly to make it 3-0.

Monte Vista quickly answered with a couple of runs in the bottom of the inning starting with Abby Johnston driving in Ingrid Zamora on a sacrifice fly and Iona Upham scoring on a passed ball pull within 3-2.

Helix in the top of the fifth inning really put the game away when they pushed across five runs thanks to Perez, Kori Jonilonis, Erin Brown, and Zoey Kuhlken.

Freshman Sophia Ramuno garnered the victory with her 2 innings of work in which she struck out three, she also gave up 2 runs on 1 hit.

 

With both Helix and El Capitan both teams move one step closer to a big winner take all showdown in which the Highlanders can claim a share of the Valley League Crown with a victory or the Vaqueros can make a claim for the League Crown outright with a victory next Friday afternoon in La Mesa.

Before last season when Valhalla won the League both El Capitan and Helix had shared the league title the previous couple of years.

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