By Bill Tamburrino
Senior pitcher Kailey Hill and freshman pitcher Hanah Bowen helped the Ramona High softball team improve to a 15-8 record on the season and to remain undefeated in the Valley League.
The Bulldog girls beat El Capitan in a non-league tilt and league foes Del Norte and Valley Center last week.
The Lady Dawgs are in the driver’s seat with a 6-0 league record, two weeks left in the regular season, and four league games left on the slate.
Hill got the start and went the distance in a 4-0 win over El Capitan. She scattered four hits and struck out seven. Hill also helped herself at the plate going 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Jonna Rodriguez led the offense. The freshman right-fielder went 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Bowen had a 3-for-4 outing. Christina Barrameda and Ashley Pittman also stroked singles for the Dawgs.
When Bowen took the circle to pitch in the fourth inning against Del Norte April 30, the Lady Dawgs trailed 5-3. Bowen tossed shutout ball in the final four frames and Ramona rallied for three runs to pull off a come-from-behind 6-5 win.
Hill had a two-RBI home run as she had a 2-for-2 outing, but the big blast came from the bat of Bre Hirsh as she drove in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI double. Rodriguez also had an RBI. Pittman went 2-for-3. Barrameda, Amber Davis and Jordyn Fick also hit safely in the win.
Hill pounded the strike zone as she picked up her second shutout win of the week as she threw a two-hitter at Valley Center and went 1-for-2 at the plate.
Barrameda and Bowen each had 2-for-3 outings and Bowen drove in a run in the 2-0 victory. Pittman had an RBI double in three trips. Davis stroked a double and Rodriguez added another hit to the offense.