Ninja Monkeys first baseman Halle Gabriel stretches to make a grab during a recent Davis Youth Softball Association U10 contest. Courtesy photo


DYSA roundup: Bernauer’s walk-off gives Intensity a win

By From page B8 | May 02, 2014

Rachael Bernauer singled home Erica Cohen with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh as the Intensity beat Dixon, 5-4, in Davis Youth Softball Association action last week.

The Intensity has won five of its last six games.

Sophie Mae Bertain threw seven innings, allowing only two earned runs, while Sabina Padilla, Kaylee Velasquez and Lauren Aquino contributed key hits for Davis.

Lili Kunimoto and Claire Michael were solid defensively with Kunimoto starting two double plays.

Elsewhere in 12U play …

Davis Giants 14, Woodland Sapphires 11 — Cate Scheuring had two hits as Mei McConnell, Lizzy Jones, Brooke Martin, Sophie Purves and Miya Johnston added singles for the winners.

Gabriella Lester, Maya Nunez and Mimie Lavalle each turned in great defensive games.

Tracker Jackers 20, Blue Blizzard 10 — Layla Fitch doubled home two first-inning runs and a Caroline Korinke single brought home two more in the third as the Jackers had their hitting shoes on.

Courtney Rutherford, Shay Thompson and Sara Noren had good days at the plate while Lauren Wilcox and Noa Lipson were strong afield.

Fitch and first-time pitcher Thompson were effective from the circle.

U10 division

Siberian Tigers 10, Ninja Monkeys 9 — Heather Breckner’s two-run, walk-off single was the difference in handing the Ninja Monkeys their first loss of 2014.

In going 3-for-3, Breckner also turned in an unassisted double play at first base.

Kristine Schmitz was 3-for-4 and teamed with catcher Tara Reddy to catch two Ninja Monkeys trying to steal bases.

Reddy was 2-for-2, Katianna Higgins was 2-for-3 and Erika Wenner and Stevie Spencer added singles. Reddy and Spencer each scored twice.

Spencer (four strikeouts) and Wenner shared the pitching duties for the winners.

Libby Slater had a web gem and Spencer caught three pop flies.

For the Monkeys, Lindsay Taylor was 2-for-2 with three RBIs and two runs scored while Gianna Cacciatore, Halle Gabriel, Sarah Griffiths and Dakota Banuelos had hits.

Griffiths and Taylor combined to pitch 4 2/3 innings and Alexandra Zurborg turned in a double play.

Softball Slammers 14, Pink Peace Signs 4 — Madison Rutherford fanned six in two innings in the circle and Chloe Adams finished strong (two Ks) as the Slammers won.

Lilianne Brush doubled with Rutherford, Emeline Wong and Sophia Fucile adding singles.

Jordan Zuniga helped turn a double play and had another slick fielding play, while Madison Martin stole five bases and scored two runs.

For the Peace Signs, Emma Catacutan went 2-for-3 and Georgia Nichols laced an RBI single.

Catacutan, Alana Turner and Bella Hyder were strong in the field.

Green Chili Peppers 8, Mad Hatters 6 — Makena Fix and Lily Gieschen shared the pitching duties — and Fix turned in a couple of dazzling fielding plays — as the Peppers prevailed.

Grace Scheuring flashed her defensive skills by taking a hard ground deep at third and making a strong throw to nail the runner at first. She had been solid behind the plate for four innings before moving to the hot corner.

Grace Heringer, Paige Jenness, Sydney Eberhardt and Mia Mark were outstanding in the outfield as Anna Harrison and Carolena Morales added to the defensive efforts. La’Siya Earnest was swift on the bases and Audrey Teresa’s two hits paced the Peppers at the plate.

For the Hatters, Shelby Harry tripled and doubled and turned in a nifty play behind the plate. Hurlers Maya Zingaro and Alyssa Waterson had 1-2-3 innings, Mariah Ruiz singled, stole a base and scored two runs and Carliegh Greenway was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Alexa Folb, Colette Quaas and Kayla Chin swiped two bases each as the Hatters pilfered 15 in total.

Ada Freese and Annika Fisk were great defensively. Freese also got a key hit.

Red Hot Tamales 13, Pink Peace Signs 10 — Isabella Lester, Elise Wyman, Eden Dolanc and Bella Hyder all had big hits, but it wasn’t enough for the Peace Signs.

Emma Catacutan drove in a run and Hyder plated two more teammates.

Cate Fehrenbacher, Alan Turner, Hyder and Catacutan had fielding gems.

Ninja Monkeys 12, Softball Slammers 11 — Despite a three-run, last-inning rally by the Slammers, the Monkeys weathered the storm.

Halle Gabriel doubled, walked, scored and drove in a run and Alexandra Zurborg came plateward three times for the winners.

Dakota Banuelos walked twice, scored two runs, had a single and two RBIs. Sarah Lagattuta, Sarah Griffiths and Lindsay Taylor all collected important hits (Taylor and Lagattuta driving in runs).

Gabriel’s catch of a line drive ended the game with the Slammers leaving the bases loaded. Zurborg was the winning pitcher.

Lilianne Brush’s two hits paced the Slammer offense, while Jordan Zuniga, Sophia Fucile and Jane Garvin each added singles. Scoring runs were Sophia Palomares, Madison Martin, Dakota Rutherford and Belen Harding. Zuniga and Chloe Adams (three strikeouts) shared the circle responsibilities.

U8 division

Black Lightning 4, Minions 0 — Quinn Bequlieu and Mia Fong struck out two batters each, holding the Minions to five hits.

Elizabeth Barger had two RBI singles and Cali Levy whacked two more safeties. Fong and Katie Dowling contributed RBI hits of their own.

Minion Hayley Hartinger was 2-for-3, Avangeline Turner doubled and Samantha Perkins and Cloe Lamoureux each singled.

Perkins was strong in the circle.

Enterprise staff

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