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ROUNDUP: SULTANS AND FOOTHILLERS BLAST WAY TO VICTORY

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

GOLD AND SILVER TOURNAMENT

SANTANA 16, SAN DIEGO 4

Big day at the plate for the Sultans’ Madison Mendez (3-3, 3R, 5 RBI, 2 2B, HR) as she drove in 5 RBIs and belted a home run in the convincing victory over the visiting Cavers on Tuesday (Mar.19) afternoon.

Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the first inning the Santana Sultans were able to scratch a run in the bottom of the inning when Mendez jacked a leadoff blast over the left field fence. The home run was her first on the season.

The Sultans having cut the Cavers lead to 2-1 would rally with two outs and push across five runs to take a 6-2 lead. With two outs Ashley Madrigal (1-2, R, RBI) hit a ground ball that was misplayed by the shortstop allowing Hailey Justice (2R) to score to tie the game, Nicole Penton March (2-4, R, 4 RBI, 2B, HR) followed with a blast over the left field fence grand slam.

San Diego (2-4) however was able to cut into the Sultans lead in the top of the third inning on a Mia Robinson base hit that scored both Tiana Faulkner and Cassidy Crusberg. The two-run single made it 6-4.

Santana (3-1) answered back in the bottom of the fourth with a couple of runs courtesy of a single by Madrigal that brought in Emmelee Leggett (3-3, 3R, 2 RBI, 2B) and later Joey Barkhimer (1-3, 2 RBI, 2B) hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Mendez to extend the lead 8-4.

A double by Leggett in the bottom of the fifth to left field bought in Krysten Service (2-2, 2R, RBI) and a Mendez RBI sacrifice fly made it 10-4. Santana in the bottom of the sixth inning rounded out their scoring starting with a Barkhimer RBI double after consecutive walks Service drove in Caitlin Lewis, Leggett followed by driving in Justice and Mendez roped a bases-clearing double to end it.

Barkhimer for the Sultans picked up the victory as she tossed 6 innings giving up 4 runs on 3 hits and striking out 7.

 

JAGUAR CLASSIC

GROSSMONT 5, SAN PASQUAL 1

The Foothillers took advantage of their opportunities as they outhit the Gold Eagles 4-2 on Tuesday (Mar. 19) afternoon in La Mesa.

Grossmont (5-4) would take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a double by Aly Allmann to score Kimmy Bond who led off with a walk.

The early Foothillers lead didn’t last long as San Pasqual tied the score 1-1 on a leadoff home run by Olivia Burroughs.

With the score still tied the Foothillers with one out would retake the lead as Jordan Brown walked which was followed by a 2-run jack over the left field fence by Rainee Foster.

The two-run blast gave the Hillers a 3-1 lead and it marked the second consecutive game that foster hit a long ball as she also hit one the previous Saturday.

Grossmont would eventually round out the scoring in the bottom of the sixth on a double by Halle Sweiss that brought in both Jessica Medlin and Jamie Medlin.

San Pasqual (8-5) on the day was limited to only 2 hits as Samaria Roope picked up the complete-game victory only giving up the 1 run while walking 1 and striking out 5.

 

UNIVERSITY CITY 7, CHRISTIAN 0

The University City Centurions (5-4) behind the strong pitching by Ashley Legler shutdown the Christians offense and would use a big fifth inning to pick up the victory on Tuesday (Mar 19) afternoon.

Christian (2-5) had an opportunity in the top of the first as Harmony Blizard (1-3) and Mallory Steele (1-3) each collected hits but Legler would get out of the inning.

Both teams went back and forth as neither could get anything going offensively until the bottom of the fifth inning when University City finally broke through.

Back-to-back singles by Kiana Pangelinan (3-3, R, 2B) and Kyla Parco (1-3, R) to start the inning and a couple batters later Legler lacing a single which brought home Pangelinan to make it 1-0, Parco moved to second, a walk by Alexis Engebretson (1-2, R) would load the bases and Jayla Briggs cleared them with a smash triple, a couple batters later Alexi Wyckoff (1-2, R, RBI, 2B) doubled in a run and the Centurions would push across a couple more runs to round things out.

The Patriots in the top of the sixth inning had an opportunity to get on the board with one out as Audrey Shebloski (1-3, 3B) roped a triple but Legler settled down and struck out the next two batters.

Christian in the top of the seventh had one more opportunity and would put runners on with one out. With one out Rachel Stephens walked followed by Dawnelle Mcleod (1-3) advancing Stephens to second on a ball hit to right field. Unfortunately, Legler would induce the ground ball double-play by Tiffany Clough to end the game.

Steele in the circle for the Patriots took the loss as she went 6 innings while giving up 7 runs on 11 hits.

For the Centurions, Legler struck out 10 while giving up 3 hits in her 6 innings tossed on the day for the victory.

 

NON-LEAGUE

VALLEY CENTER 5, EL CAPITAN 2

The visiting Valley Center Jaguars with the game tied would go onto score three runs over the late innings to come away with the victory in Lakeside on Tuesday (Mar 19) afternoon.

The Jaguars got rolling in the first inning as Katelyn Dunckel (3-4, R, 2 RBI, 2 2B) roped a double to score both Ryenne Stehly (2-4, R, RBI) and Annabelle Dixon (RUN) to make it 2-0 early.

El Capitan in the bottom of the first inning came right back with a two-out rally thanks to back-to-back singles by Bailey Olaveson (1-3, R) and Alexa Williams, Katy Hicks followed with a walk to load the bases and Brandy Taylor (1-3, 2 RBI) singled to plate both Olaveson and Brooklyn Fukashima (RUN) to tie the game at 2-2.

The Vaqueros had an opportunity in the bottom of the second inning when Hannah Davis led off by reaching on an error and Maddy Taylor singled but Dunckel for the Jags would get out of the inning unharmed.

Valley Center would regain the lead in the top of the third inning with two outs on a Jenna Gonzalez base hit to make it 3-2.

Alexa Williams (3-3) of the Vaqueros with two outs gave them an opportunity as she roped a double but would be stranded to end the inning.

Leading by a run in the top of the fourth the Jaguars were able to push across another run on a base hit by Cheyenne Prescott to score Taylor Friend from second base to make it 4-2.

Dunckel was moving right along for the Jaguars as she was retiring the Vaqueros in order to preserve the two-run lead. The Jaguars would go onto push across another insurance run in the top of the sixth inning on an RBI single by Stehly to score Kofi Nelson.

The 5-2 lead would be all Dunckel would need as she only allowed a single by Williams and Allyson Von Yokes reaching on an error over the final couple of inning to preserve the road victory.

On the day the Jaguars collected 12 hits led by Dunckel and her going 3-for-4 while driving in a pair of runs and scoring a run. She also had a couple of doubles.

Williams for the Vaqueros took the loss as she went 7 innings giving up 5 runs on 12 hits while striking out 2.

Dunckel for the Jaguars struck out 4 while limiting the Vaqueros to 5 hits while giving up 2 runs in 7 innings.

MT. CARMEL 17, VALHALLA 7

In quite the high scoring affair the Sun Devils would score 13 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to pull away from the visiting Valhalla Norsemen.

Valhalla (4-7) started the scoring early in the top of the first inning as Maryn Jordan singled to score both Jade Hill and Samantha Green to make it 2-0. A couple of batters later Jordan would score on a single by Bailey Munch to give the Norsemen a 3-0 lead.

Jade Hill for the Norsemen in the top of the second inning with one out doubled and would later score on a double by Green to push the lead to 4-0.

Mount Carmel (8-3) would finally get on the board in the bottom of the third inning as they would push across three runs to cut Valhalla’s lead to 4-3.

Lauren Anderson reached on an error which allowed Ally Troche to come home to make it 4-1, Kylie Kates would strike more damage as she knocked in two more runs on a base hit.

The Norsemen added more runs in the top of the fourth as Kelly Olson doubled in both Hill and Green and Olson would later score on a passed ball to make it 7-3.

The Sun Devils, however, wouldn’t go down lightly as they would roar back to tie the game on back-to-back jacks including a three-run blast by Mara Miranda.

Mount Carmel wasn’t done in the inning as they would touch home nine more times to lead 16-7.

 

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