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ROUNDUP: KNIGHTS WIN BUT BAGGE SETS HR RECORD; GOLDEN EAGLES NIP VAQUEROS, DONS ROLL HILLERS

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

SAN DIEGO CIF DIVISION II PLAYOFFS

#5 SAN PASQUAL 5, #4 EL CAPITAN 3

LAKESIDE – After trailing 5-0 after three innings of play the El Capitan Vaqueros (21-7) made a valiant comeback effort that ultimately fell short on Thursday afternoon.

San Pasqual (22-10) who came into the game off their play-in game victory over High Tech SD jumped out early as Raquel Moore (2-3, 3 RBI) drove in a run and with one out Annie Villalobos (1-3, R, 2 RBI, HR) blasted a two-run home run which was her eighth home run on the season to lead 3-0.

The Golden Eagles would put the pressure more on the Vaqueros in the top of the third inning when once again Moore did the damage. This time she would drive in two more runs with a base hit to center field scoring both Taylor Burdette and Ayiana Hernandez which made it 5-0.

El Capitan had a chance to put something together with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning when Bailey Olaveson (2-3, R) and Alexa Williams (2-3, RBI) hit back-to-back singles. Unfortunately, neither would advance any further as Moore would retire Allyson VonYokes (1-3, RBI).

Moving to the bottom of the sixth inning and the Vaqueros running out of opportunities they started off on the right foot as Brooke Horn (1-3) led with a single, Hailey Mulligan would come into run. A couple of batters later with two outs Olaveson advanced Mulligan to third with a base hit, she would score when Williams singled which made it 5-1, VonYokes laced a single to right field bringing home Olaveson to make it 5-2, Williams advanced to third base.

Still with two outs and Williams on third base and Brandy Taylor coming to bat. Moore was able to work the count to 1-1 before getting Taylor to line out to left field for the third out of the inning.

Down to their final at-bats, the Vaqueros knew they had to do something and Hannah Davis (1-2, R) led off with a base hit, she would advance to second on a passed ball.

With two outs and Davis on second base, up stepped Madison Rosalis who was hit by a pitch, so now with runners on first and second and two outs up came Katie Collier(1-2, RBI).

Collier on the very first pitch smashed a ball to left field that brought home Davis to make it 5-3 and Rosalis advanced to third on the throw. Collier on the throw tried to advance to second and looked liked she would be safe but the umpire called her out at second base on a controversial call to end the game.

In the loss for the Vaqueros, Horn went 7 innings giving up 5 runs on 5 hits while walking 2 and striking out 6.

For the Golden Eagles, Moore went 7 innings giving up 3 runs on 8 hits while walking 1 and striking out 4.

With the win the #5 Golden Eagles will now host the #8 La Costa Canyon Mavericks who beat #1 Patrick Henry 11-1. The game will be on Saturday at 10 AM.

El Capitan will now face #1 Patrick Henry with the game to be played at West Hills on Saturday with a scheduled time of 2 PM.

 

 

CIF DIVISION I PLAYOFFS

#2 SAN MARCOS 6, #10 STEELE CANYON 2

SAN MARCOS – The defending Open Division Champion San Marcos Knights (14-11) showed they were a team to be reckoned with on Thursday afternoon with four home runs in their victory.

After a scoreless inning and a half, the San Marcos Knights struck first in the bottom of the second inning when Ashley Glazer blasted a solo home run to give the Knights a 1-0 lead. The solo shot was her first of the season.

The Knights again struck in the bottom of the third inning starting with Sam Turner (1-1) who helped her own cause with a lead single, Rachael Baer (RUN) came into run. A couple of batters later with one out and Baer on base up stepped Maddie Helms (1-3, R, 2 RBI, HR) who on a full count hammered a two-run home run to make it 3-0. Helms’s home run was her ninth of the season.

Still, in the bottom of the third inning following the two-run shot by Helms, Cydney Sanders (3-3, 2R, RBI, 3B, HR) singled and Mia Cunnings (1-3, R, 2 RBI, HR) followed with another two-run home run to extend the lead to 5-0.

Steele Canyon (14-16) was finally able to get on the board in the top of the fourth inning as JJ Venzor (RUN) hit into a fielder’s choice, with one out Audrey Bagge (1-3, R, 2 RBI) came to the plate and on a full count got a hold of one and jacked it over the center field fence for a two-run shot scoring Venzor in the process.

The home run by Bagge was her eleventh on the season and broke the single-season home run record for the Cougars. The previous single-season mark was 10 set by Molly Hutchison back in her junior year in 2012.

San Marcos would add another run in the bottom of the fifth inning on a leadoff solo home run by Sanders. The home run by Sanders was her twelfth on the season.

Taking the loss for the Cougars was Grace Richter who went 6 innings giving up 6 runs on 10 hits while striking out 2.

For the Knights, Turner went 7 innings for the victory giving up 2 runs on 2 hits while striking out 4.

With the loss, the Cougars will once again take on the Grossmont Foothillers for a third time on Saturday while the Knights will host the Cathedral Catholic Dons.

HISTORICAL NOTE – As noted the 2-run home run by Audrey Bagge in the top of the fourth inning was her 11th of the season. Her 11th home run broke the previous mark of 10 set by Molly Hutchison who set the mark as a junior in 2012, she broke the previous mark of 9 set by Lorena Klopp as a freshman in 2007.

 

 

CIF DIVISION I PLAYOFFS

#6 CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC 12, #3 GROSSMONT 3

LA MESA – The Cathedral Catholic Dons behind 14 hits on the day took advantage of every opportunity to put the game away early against the Grossmont Foothillers.

The Dons coming off the win against the Escondido Cougars and having played pretty well of late got rolling first with three runs in the top of the second inning to lead 3-0.

Ab’c’de Patane of the Dons drove in the first run of the game with a base hit to center field to score Angelina Hicks, Sophia Manos followed with a two-run single scoring both Kulia Van Wey and Patane.

Cathedral Catholic extended their lead in the top of the third inning as Sara Rusconi jacked a two-run shot over the left field fence to also score Abby Tanuma to make it 5-0.

Still only one out in the inning and leading by five runs the Dons added more runs later in the inning when Manos was hit by a pitch to bring in Sydney Anderson, Marisa Estrada followed with a run-scoring fielder’s choice plating Van Wey which made it 7-0.

Grossmont finally got on the board in the bottom of the third inning when with one out Katalina Contreras jacked a solo home run over the left field fence to make it 7-1. The blast was her ninth of the season. The next batter Jordan Brown would double but she would advance to third base.

After a double by Rusconi in the top of the fourth inning, the Dons would add another run when Hicks hit a sacrifice fly scoring Tanuma to make it 8-1.

Jessica Medlin of the Foothillers would double with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning but would be stranded.

The Dons added to their lead in the top of the seventh inning with a double by Estrada to score Belle LaQua followed by a Jenna Mello bunt single that scored Patane.

Leading 10-1 the Dons added a couple more runs in the inning to round out their scoring.

Trailing 12-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning the Foothillers put together some momentum starting with a leadoff walk by Natalie Emery followed by a single by Aly Allmann.

For the Hillers, Allmann would be lifted for a courtesy runner in Sunny Miller. The next batter Samaria Roope drove both Emery and Miller in with a roped double to make it 12-3. That would be all the Foothillers would score in the inning as the Dons retired the next two batters.

Roope in the loss for Grossmont worked 7 innings giving up 12 runs on 14 hits while walking 1 and striking out 4.

Anna Herrmann of the Dons went 7 innings giving up 3 runs on 7 hits while walking 2 and striking out 3.

Grossmont will now take on Steele Canyon for a third time on Saturday while the Dons will travel to San Marcos to take on the Knights.

 

CIF DIVISION II PLAYOFFS

#8 LA COSTA CANYON 11, #1 PATRICK HENRY 1

SANTEE – The La Costa Canyon Mavericks (13-12) scored five runs over the first couple of innings and never looked back as they limited the high powered offense of the Patrick Henry Patriots (16-7) on Thursday afternoon.

The Mavericks scored the games first run when Desiree Dufek (3-5, 3R, 4 RBI, 2B, HR) singled in Kaitlyn Farley (2-4, 2R, RBI, 3B) to make it 1-0, a few batters later they would add two more runs courtesy of hit by pitches.

With two outs in the top of the second inning Dufek extended the inning with a double, she would score when Alyssa Cortinas (2R) reached on an error to make it 4-0, she would later score when Emma Szymanowski (1-2, R, 2 RBI) walked which made it 5-0.

Moving to the top of the fourth inning and leading the Mavericks added more when Angelina Russo (1-4, 2 RBI, 2B) helped her own cause with an RBI double that scored Grace Moore (RUN), Farley followed with a base hit to score Julianna Wilkens to make it 8-0.

The Patriots who had been stymied all day finally got some offense in the bottom of the fifth inning starting with a one-out walk by Sydney Newton, Kaiah Altmeyer (2-4, 2B) followed with a smash double and Jessica Dewitt hit (1-4, RBI) a run-scoring fielder’s choice that plated Newton to make it 8-1.

La Costa Canyon in the top of the seventh inning would round out their scoring on a three-run blast by Dufek that also scored both Farley and Emily Garvey.

Patrick Henry in the bottom of the seventh would receive a base hit by Dewitt who advanced to second when Olivia Gigante walked. Both would be stranded to end the ball game.

For the Patriots, H Jenks took the loss going 7 innings in which she gave up 11 runs on 9 hits while walking 5 and striking out 3.

Russo in the win for the Mavericks went 7 innings giving up 1 run on 4 hits while walking 6 and striking out 7.

 

 

 

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