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Softball fights way past Royals in high-intensity league game

Harris leads the Chargers by recording 11 strikeouts and allowing only 2 hits

Harris leads the Chargers by recording 11 strikeouts and allowing only 2 hits

By Haley Peterson

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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.

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  1. Becca Moore on April 8th, 2012 5:22 PM

    Hello,
    Since you guys are DPHS’s online newspaper, why not discuss the other sports who are not varsity? Like JV. I would much rather hear about junior varsity’s accomplishments then varsity. JV is held up to the expectation that there not as good as varsity, ergo they get no spotlight. So as a fellow reporter, I would like you to consider asking yourself “whats so special about varsity, and not about jv?” JV gets held to no standards and therefore gets no reward for dominating over Buena High School which your varsity team lost to. When is it there time to shine?
    I attended the Pacifica away game and I quickly went to vjv because varsity is rather predictable; while watching JV I witnessed a girl #00 hit 3 line drives towards different positions, keeping such a consistency and excelling at aggressive base running–same as numbers 6,4,33 and 99. And they get no spotlights or photos taken. Yes I understand varsity won CIF, but JV is number one in their league; shouldn;t you be completeing an article asking captains or players if they will maintain their domination? That is all I have to say.

    thank you for your consideration.
    Becca Moore

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    bwoodard Reply:

    Hi Becca,

    We’d love to cover junior varsity and freshmen sports. Unfortunately, we don’t have a large enough staff to do so. However, we would love it if you or others would send us recaps of the games, or story ideas for features. You, and any student, coach or parent can send your stories and photos via email to: sports@thechargeraccount.org and we will be sure to publish!

    Thank you for reading The Charger Account! (and if you are interested, we would love to have you consider joining our journalism class next year!

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