The Lady Bulldog softball team hit the road in the second to last week of the season and lost a Valley League game to Mt. Carmel and beat Valley Center in a league tilt. The Dawgs have won three of their last four games and are making a run for the playoffs. Ramona is 11-15 overall and 5-4 in the Valley League.
Mt. Carmel showed why it is the number one team in the county as the 24-3 Sundevils beat Ramona 13-0. The 13 runs are actually below the Sundevils’ recent average runs per game.
Pitching ace Bree Williams picked up her 23rd win (she now has 24) as she limited the Lady Dawgs to no runs on one hit. Cassie Ford picked up the Lady Dawgs’ only hit in a game that was shortened by the mercy rule.
Ramona got a strong pitching performance of its own in their 1-0 win over Valley Center. Ally Harvey picked up her third win and pitched her best game of the season. The sophomore righthander went the distance and struck out two and limited the Jaguars to three hits in the shutout. Harvey drove in the winning run in the seventh inning to ensure the win.
Harvey was locked in a pitching duel with fellow sophomore Alex Scoles as both teams were scoreless going into the seventh inning. Allie Ferguson opened the frame with a single. Emily Vandervort advanced Ferguson to second with a sacrifice. Julie Ward reached first on an error and Fergy advanced to third. Harvey then hit a deep drive to left center field that came close to being a home run but the Valley Center centerfielder ran it down and Harvey got credit for a sacrifice fly RBI.
Harvey then retired the final three batters of the game after giving up a leadoff walk to open the inning.
KK Melgoza led the Lady Dawg offense attack with two hits. Ford and Harvey also had hits in the victory.