Hill pitches shutout, Ramona’s softball team secures three victories
By Bill Tamburrino
The Bulldog girls softball team won three games last week and are undefeated in the Valley League with a 2-0 record.
Kailey Hill had a great week for the Lady Dawgs. Hill won two games as a pitcher and only gave up three hits and struck out 22. At the plate Hill went 7-for-11, scored six runs and drove in nine runs. The Ramona High team is now 12-10 on the season.
Hill didn’t have a perfect day, but she came close in the circle and in the batter’s box.
The junior ace tossed a no-hit shutout at Mission Vista High School. Hill struck out a season-high 15 Timberwolves. A fourth inning walk was the only blemish in the score book that kept Hill from pitching a perfect game. Hill had a 3-for-4 day at the plate with two doubles and three RBIs.
“She was in complete control (as a pitcher). She put the ball where she wanted and had their hitters off balance the entire game. Her fastball was overpowering. To say she was un-hittable is not a cliché because she didn’t give up a hit,” said coach Cori McDonald after the game.
Amber Davis did have a perfect day at the plate as she went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Jazmin Simone collected two hits in four trips to the plate. Christina Barrameda had a double. Julie Ward, Heather Celaya, and Ashley Pittman each singled in the Valley League win.
Ramona beat Orange Glen 25-1 in a game shortened by the mercy rule after five innings.
“I thought that the mercy rule was eliminated in softball like they did in baseball. I am against that rule because it cheats players from getting in innings on both teams,” said McDonald after the game. The game didn’t get out of control until the Bulldog girls scored 17 runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
Adrianna Johnson and Ward had a career game. Johnson went 4-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, and four RBIs. Ward also had a 4-for-5 outing with a career-high six RBIs, a triple and two doubles. Davis had a 4-for-4 outing with a triple. Barrameda was 3-for-3. Hill had thee hits with four RBIs. Kenzie Wright had three hits and three RBIs as did Alissa Hiener. Simone also had a three hit outing. Pittman collected two hits and Melanie Gale collected a single.
Hill had another dominating game in the circle. She went the distance and scattered three hits while striking out seven. She had to overcome seven errors committed by the Lady Bulldog defense to earn the non-league 5-2 win over Santana High School on Ramona’s home field.
Hill was also the offensive star of the game. The junior slugger blasted a three run home run to break up a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Simone also had a good day at the plate. The left-handed hitting speedster collected two hits and scored two runs. Barrameda had a single and scored two runs. Davis had an RBI single and made the defensive play of the day at third base when she grabbed an extra base hit down the left field line and turned it into an out. Celaya and Pittman also stroked singles for the Lady Dawgs in the game.
Ramona will now go on a two week road trip. The softball teams in the Valley League do not play home and home series like the baseball team plays.
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- Ramona High softball wins two games, loses four in five-day span
- Ramona softball coach praises team’s pitchers
- Softball team opens league with a win
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