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VAQUEROS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS TO OPEN SEASON

2019 EASTCOUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

EL CAPITAN 8, CHRISTIAN 1

It was a big day for the visiting El Capitan Vaqueros as they were able to put away the game late against the home team Christian Patriots on Thursday afternoon.

The Vaqueros who reached the Division III championship game last season is now in Division II as are the Patriots so this contest was an early crucial one for both squads. El Capitan was able to get on the board first with a run in the top of the second courtesy of Allyson VonYokes (2-4, R, 2 RBI, 2 2B) who smashed a lined double to left that scored Bailey Olaveson (3-4,3R, RBI, 2B) to make it 1-0 who had singled to lead off the inning.

El Capitan leading 1-0 late in the contest in the top of the sixth got things rolling as Madison Rosalis (2-2, 2R, 2B) led off with a single, she would advance to third a couple batters later on an Olaveson base hit and would score on a wild pitch to make it 2-0. The Vaqueros would add a third run when Katy Hicks hit a grounder to first base that was misplayed allowing both Hailey Mulligan and Olaveson to reach home which made it 4-0

The Patriots finally got on the board in the bottom half of the sixth inning with one out as Audrey Shebloski (1-3, R, RBI, HR) blasted a solo homer over the center field fence to make it 4-1.

Leading by three runs the Vaqueros put together a two-out ordeal starting with a double by Rosalis, she came into score on a triple by Olaveson who came in when VonYokes followed with a double to extend the lead 7-1. The final run for the Vaqueros came on a hit ball to first base by Maddt Taylor that was misplayed allowing VonYokes to reach home.

In the circle for the Vaqueros was Horn who finished out the contest by retiring the Patriots in order.

Besides Shebloski’s dinger for the Patriots, they were able to tally five hits which included Mallory Steele going 2-3 with a double and Devyn Krystek going 1-2.

Taking the loss for the Patriots, Steele who went all 7 innings giving up 8 runs on 9 hits while walking 1 and striking out 2.

For the Vaqueros in the victory, Horn went all 7 innings giving up 1 run on 5 hits while walking 1 and fanning 9 on the day.

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