Softball fights way past Royals in high-intensity league game
April 5, 2012
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By Haley Peterson | Features Editor | April 5, 2012
The Dos Pueblos softball team faced the San Marcos Royals for the second time this week, coming out on top 5-2 in a desperate, down-to-the-wire league game.
Both sides were scoreless going into the 4th inning due to the dominating pitching performances by DP’s Hannah Harris, who was coming off of an injury from Tuesday’s game, and SM’s Kristen Berlo, who is currently being recruited by UCSB.
In the bottom of the 4th, San Marcos scored 2 runs after Berlo started the inning with a single. A missed tag at the plate and an overthrow by the Chargers allowed for the two runs to score, putting the pressure on to retaliate.
The Chargers showed their will to win they responded by pushing two runs across in the top of the 6th inning.
Agnetta Cleland hit a stand-up double and then scored by a single hit through the infield by Veronika Gulvin, who scored later in the inning by advancing on a throwing error by the Royals.
Then in the 7th inning, the Chargers took advantage of their last opportunity at the plate by scoring three more runs.
Ady Willett started the rally by bunting for a single.
Monica Salas followed her lead by laying down a sacrifice bunt that lead to mulitple throwing errors by San Marcos, scoring Willett and moving Salas to third.
“I was speechless because I’ve not been getting on base a lot lately, but today was just my day,” said Salas on her bunt that pushed the go-ahead run for Dos Pueblos.
The Chargers held the Royals in the bottom of the 7th to improve their league record to 5-1, 11-2 overall.