Ramona’s Kailey Hill pitches shutout against La Costa Canyon
By Bill Tamburrino
The Ramona High School softball team beat La Costa Canyon and Granite Hills, and lost to Fallbrook in the Falcon Fiesta Tournament. The Bulldog girls are 9-8 on the season and will take a week off for Spring Break.
Kailey Hill was in complete control as she tossed a shutout at La Costa Canyon in a 6-0 win on the road. Hill struck out nine Mavericks and did not issue a walk.
“She was dominating. She had command of all of her pitches and pounded the strike zone. She just challenged their hitters,” said coach Robin Brainard.
Hill also helped her cause at the plate. She went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double and drove in three runs and scored two runs. In all, eight Lady Dawgs contributed hits to the offense. Christina Barrameda tripled. Jazmin Simone, Amber Davis, Julie Ward, Alissa Hiener, Kenzie Wright, and Adrianna Johnson all hit singles in the non-league game. Ward had an RBI.
The Bulldog girls spotted Granite Hills a one run lead in the bottom of the first inning, tied the game in the second and took the lead for good in the fourth inning to beat the Eagles 5-2 in a non-league tilt.
Barrameda and Johnson paced the offensive attack as each of them had two hits, an RBI, and a double. Hill made the most of her one hit as the junior slugger hit her second home run of the week, a solo home run in the fifth inning. Davis contributed a double to the offense. Megan Wright had a single and an RBI. Ward singled and scored a run.
“Everybody in the lineup hit the ball hard. We have hit well in the last two games and are putting the ball in play,” said coach Cori McDonald.
Hiener turned in another strong performance in the circle as the ninth-grader went the distance and scattered six hits and only surrendered one earned run. She struck out two as she let her defense do the work as she constantly got ahead in the count.
Their home field was not kind to the Lady Bulldogs as they dropped a 5-4 decision to Fallbrook High School. Ward got the start and went three-plus innings as she gave up three runs on two hits and struck out four. Only two of the runs were earned. Hiener came in in relief and gave up two runs on two hits.
The Bulldogs out-hit the Warriors as seven of them hit safely in the game. Johnson, Hill, Davis, Ward, Wright, Pittman, and Heather Celaya all hit singles for Ramona. Wright had two RBIs. Hill and Davis also drove in a run apiece.
“Everybody on our roster has contributed to our team this week. Every girl has a role and is an important member of our team and they have all produced,” said McDonald.
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