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ROUNDUP: VAQUEROS CONTINUE ROLL WHILE HIGHLANDERS ACCOMPLISH GREAT FEAT

2020 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

NON-LEAGUE

EL CAPITAN 7, ESCONDIDO CHARTER 0

ESCONDIDO (3-4-20) – Late runs by the El Capitan Vaqueros along with stellar pitching propelled the road victory on Wednesday afternoon.

The Vaqueros would push across the first run in the top of the third inning when Hailey Mulligan drove in Brooklyn Fukushima to make it 1-0.

Alexa Williams who took the circle for the Vaqueros was making the one-run lead hold up as she retired Escondido Charter one by one with the help of her defense in the field.

In fact, the stellar defense included an ESPN run-saving top ten highlight defensive stop to save a run made by Katy Hicks.

Still only leading by a slim margin the Vaqueros with one out in the top of the sixth finally strung together some offense. With one out, Ava Gall laced a single to right field, Olivia Martinez followed with a double to left field moving courtesy runner Alexis Mc Daniel to third base, a couple of batters later with two outs Brandy Taylor smoked a double scoring both Mc Daniel and Martinez and Hannah Davis would follow with another double to bring home Taylor.

Now with a four-run cushion the Vaqueros were in business and they were not done offensively as Gall would drive in two more runs in the top of the sixth inning.

Her two-run ripped triple allowed both Alexa Williams and Katie Collier to come home to make it a 6-0 lead. The Vaqueros added their final run when Gall scored on a passed ball.

Williams only allowed a base hit in the bottom half of the seventh inning before finishing the game.

In the loss, Hailey Alspatch gave up 7 runs on 9 hits in 6.2 innings while walking 2 and striking out 2.

Williams picked up the victory for the Vaqueros tossing a complete 7 innings in which she gave up 0 runs on 3 hits while walking 0 and striking out 9 on the day.

 

GOLD & SILVER CLASSIC

HELIX 9, EC SOUTHWEST 0

EL CENTRO (3-4-20) – The Helix Highlanders took the long drive out to the desert on Wednesday and came back home with a big road victory.

The Highlanders got on the board first in the top of the first inning courtesy of a ground out by Nicole Hernandez bringing in Audrey Kull to make it 1-0, Jolene Giles followed with a base hit allowing both Avery Perez and Kori Jonilonis to score making it 3-0.

An RBI triple by Kull in the top of the second inning would bring home Lexia Conches to make it 4-0.

Moving to the top of the sixth inning and already leading 5-0 the Highlanders pushed across four more runs.

Angel Riggins doubled in Kull, Kori Jonilonis doubled in Riggins and Hernandez followed with another double to bring in Jonilonis.

Providing the pitching was Sophia Ramuno who spun a gem in her 7 innings of work in which she only allowed 4 hits while walking 2 and punching out 11 on the day.

The win by the Highlanders was also significant as they had not won down in the desert in over a decade.

 

SANTANA 8, CHRISTIAN 3

SANTEE (3-4-20) – A big six-run fourth inning for the Santana Sultans was all the difference on the day in their victory over the Christian Patriots on Wednesday.

Hailey Justice would knock in the first run of the game when she doubled in the bottom of the second inning allowing courtesy runner Hailey Phillips to score making it 1-0.

Christian would come back and tie the game in the top of the third inning when A. Moody doubled and would come around to score when Kate Manes roped a two-out double to center field.

An error by the Patriots in the bottom of the third inning allowed the Sultans to retake the lead as Samantha Sullivan scored.

The Sultans would break the game open in the bottom of the fourth inning when Gilliane Johnston singled to score Natalie Sims, Taylinn Warren followed with a laced triple ringing in Johnston.

Later in the inning, Joey Barkhimer would smash a two-run home run to give the Sultans a 7-1 lead. After a single by Phillips, Brianna Jerig would knock her in to round out the scoring.

Taking the loss for the Patriots was Mallon who gave up 8 runs on 10 hits in 4 innings while walking 2 and striking out 2.

Garnering the win for the Sultans, Justice in 4.2 innings of work gave up 3 runs on 6 hits while walking 2 and striking out 3.

 

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