By Bill Tamburrino
The Bulldog girls softball team clinched at least a share of the Valley League pennant by beating Oceanside and Mission Vista in league tilts.
The Lady Dawgs also beat Santana High School in a non-league game. They are 18-8 overall and 8-0 in the Valley League.
Ramona plays Orange Glen and Del Norte on the road in this last week of the regular season. One win will clinch the Valley League title outright.
Hanah Bowen came in relief of Kailey Hill and tossed four shutout innings to pick up a win for the Lady Dawgs in the 11-3 victory over Santana May 6 on the road. When Bowen entered the game the score was tied at 3. Bowen struck out five and only gave up two hits without surrendering a walk. Bowen also went 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
The Bulldog’s bats came alive in the sixth inning as Ramona scored three runs. Ramona added five more runs in the seventh to put the game out of reach.
Christina Barrameda, Hayley Brinker and Kailey Hill each had two-hit outings. Amber Davis, Jonna Rodriguez and Jordyn Fick also hit safely in the game.
Two frosh hurlers combined to shut out Oceanside 21-0 in a Valley League game May 7 at home. Bowen went two innings and fanned four while giving up two hits. Rodriguez let her defense do the work as she pitched three innings of two-hit ball in a game shortened by the mercy rule.
Ramona touched up the Pirate pitching staff for 20 hits. Barrameda, Brinker and Heather Celaya had three-hit outings. Barrameda and Brinker drove in three runs apiece. Ashley Pittman, Bre Hirsh, Rodriguez and Hill each had two-hit games. Hill hit a home run and had three RBIs. Bowen, Davis and Fick also hit safely for the Lady Dawgs.
On May 9 Mission Vista got one hit and scored a run in the top of the first inning but their lead was short lived. Ramona scored 10 runs in the bottom of the frame and Hill did not allow a runner for the rest of the game as she struck out 10 in a game shortened by the mercy rule. Hill also went 4-for-4 at the plate and hit her 12th home run of the season to tie her for the lead in that category in the CIF. She is five round-trippers from holding the career record in home runs.
It was Senior Day and all five seniors had hits in the game. Barrameda went 1-for-3. Davis was 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Melanie Gale had a 2-for-3 outing with an RBI double. Hirsh also stroked a single.
Bowen and Rodriguez each had two hits in the game, and Brinker and Fick also hit safely.
Jazmin Simone, who no longer plays for the Bulldogs because she moved, returned to spend Senior Day with her former teammates.