Green Chili Peppers batter Lily Gieschen takes a swing in front of Hot Tamales catcher Zoe West in a recent DYSA U10 contest. La'Siya Earnest is in the on-deck circle. Courtesy photo


DYSA roundup: Softball slate loaded with action including a Tigercats win

By From page B2 | April 11, 2014

There was a bunch of ball being played this week as a full complement of Davis Youth Softball Association games were staged throughout the community.

In the U14 division, the Tigercats went 1-3, but their most recent outing was a 10-9 victory over Woodland.

Sabrina Padilla, Rachael Bernauer, Kaylee Velasquez and Claire Michael had key safeties for the ‘Cats, while Sophie Mae Bertain returned for an effective circle appearance.

In a 13-2 loss to Woodland No. 2, Shekinah Prewitt went 1-for-3 and Chloe Bolanos lined an RBI single for the short-handed Davis crew.

Alaina Nelson was strong in a 19-15 loss to the unbeaten Home Run Hitters.


Giants 9, Dixon 8 — Brooke Martin had two hits with Lizzy Jones, Sophie Purves and Cate Scheuring all delivering singles.

Gabriella Lester, Miya Johnston, Mei McConnell, Maya Nunez, Gracie Hartsough, Maya Wells and Mimie LaValle all played well on defense.

Tracker Jackers 14, Woodland Sapphires 7 — Noa Lipson drove in three runs and Shayleigh Thompson’s liner plated two more as the locals cruised.

Layla Fitch pitched two strong innings and left fielder Lauren Limburg closed out the third with a solid defensive play.

Tracker Jackers 14, Giants 9 — Cate Scheuring, Gracie Hartsough, Sophie Purves, Brooke Martin, Maya Nunez and Mei McConnell all had hits for the Giants.

Gabriella Lester, Miya Johnston, Wells and Mimie LaValle turned in web gems.

(The Trackers did not submit a recap)


Green Chili Peppers 7, Hot Tamales 6 — Down three runs, the Peppers rallied for the win as Sydney Eberhardt stole home in the final frame.

Lily Gieschen struck out a Tamale with the score tied and the bases loaded, enabling the final Green Chili rally.

Grace Scheuring was a wall behind the plate and La’Siya Earnest was solid at first.

Tamales pitcher Alyssa Eisele threw three innings in which she allowed no hits and fanned six. Zoe West, Lauren Lee and Veronica Roe each scored twice and Mara Bledsoe and Olivia Waldren were defensive standouts.

Ninja Monkeys 11, Softball Slammers 11 — Dakota Banuelos, Lindsay Taylor and Zora Nichols scored two runs each while Nichols, Sarah Lagattuta, Alexandra Zurborg and Olivia Johnson had RBIs for the Monkeys.

Gabriel, Lagattuta and Taylor made nice fielding plays.

Madson Rutherford struck out seven batters and Dakota Rutherford scored three times for the Slammers (including stealing home for the tying run).

Belen Harding, Sophia Fucile and Chloe Adams scored two runs each and Jane Garvin added a tally of her own.

Mad Hatters 11, Siberian Tigers 9 — Maya Zingaro pitched two scoreless innings for the second straight game as Shelby Harry paced the Hatters offense, going 2-for-3 with two runs batted in.

Mariah Ruiz singled and walked to drive in another tally. Annika Fisk and Carleigh Greenway had RBIs while Alyssa Waterson, Ada Freese and Alexa Folb ran wild, stealing five bases apiece. Waterson also picked up the pitching save.

Kayla Chin swiped two bases and scored twice.

Tiger slugger Kristine Schmitz smacked a two-run double and Stevie Spencer was 2-for-2. Spencer and Heather Breckner each scored twice and Libby Slater, Olivia Tomasello, Tara Reddy, Schmitz and Erika Wenner all scored. Spencer and Higgins shared circle duty.

Ninja Monkeys 12, Pink Peace Signs 7 — Halle Gabriel and Sarah Lagattuta were 2-for-3 with two runs tallied, Sarah Griffiths singled and scored three times and Lindsay Taylor went 2-for-3 and scored.

Zora Nichols, Gianna Cacciatore, Caroline Chilcott and Alexandra Zurborg all came home. Gabriel, Zurborg and Taylor combined for the pitching chores.

Pink powerhouse Jane Rauchway hit two singles, Sanne Dequine had an RBI and Emma Catacutan and Bella Hyder (who struck out six as a pitcher) each singled.

Softball Slammers 8, Green Chili Peppers 6 — Madison Rutherford struck out nine and Jordan Zuniga added two punchouts as Madison Martin was strong behind the plate for the Slammers.

Dakota Rutherford, Emi Wong, Sophia Palmares, Jane Garvin and Lilianne Brush were solid defensively. Belen Harding, Sophia Fucile and Chloe Adams were swift on the bases.

Makena Fix pitched three strong Green Chili Pepper innings and La’Siya Earnest and Grace Scheuring had line-drive hits to rally their team from a 7-0 deficit.

Audrey Teresi, Grace Heringer, Anna Harrison, Carolena Morales, Mia Mark and Paige Jenness ran aggressively on the paths.

Ninja Monkeys 10, Siberian Tigers 9 — Olivia Johnson scored the winning run in the bottom of the final inning while Zora Nicholas went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored.

Ninja Caroline Chilcott drove in a run and scored, as did Halle Gabriel, Sarah Lagattuta and Sarah Griffiths. Ahna Meyer, Lindsey Taylor, Alexandra Zurborg and Dakota Banuelos all scored.

Griffths pitched two scoreless innings and Taylor worked three frames, striking out four and throwing a runner out at home in the fifth.

For the Siberians, Stevie Spencer was 2-for-3 and scored three times.

Kristine Schmitz and Tara Reddy singled while Laura Osborne, Erika Wenner, Olivia Tomasello, Katiana Higgins, Reddy and Schmitz all scored.

Spencer fanned five in two innings.

Softball Slammers 12, Pink Peace Signs 10 — Madison Martin, Madison Rutherford and Jordan Zuniga combined to strike out eight in the win.

Zuniga and Rutherford belted doubles. Emi Wong, Sophia Palomares and Lilianne Brush all contributed singles.

Sophia Fucile and Wong shined in the field.

Piper Brandi’s two RBIs led the Peace Signs, Jane Rauchway and Eden Dolanc scored twice and Bella Hyder and Emma Catacutan stood out behind the plate. Hyder, Catacutan and Alana Turner combined in the circle.

Mad Hatters 14, Green Chili Peppers 8 — Eliana Enriquez and Kayla Chin scored three times each. Maya Zingaro pitched two shutout innings for the winners.

Ada Freese added three steals and a run, Alexa Folb had two steals and a run and Carleigh Greenway had two runs and two stolen bases.

Annika Fisk and Collette Quaas pitched for the first time.

(The Green Chili Peppers did not submit a recap)


Black Lightning 16, Minions 2 — Elizabeth Barger drove in four runs on three hits and Quinn Beaulieu added four hits while making strong plays on the infield for the Lightning.

Kyla Cutler, Hunter McGowan, Cali Levy and Savana Anderson had three hits each.

Avangeline Turner had three singles for the Minions. Cloe Lamoureux and Kate Stevenson had two hits each and Samantha Perkins and Lola Samrick had RBI hits.

Green Emeralds 16, Minions 0 — Ainsley Dinunzio and Ella Shorts each had five hits and three RBI for the Gems.

Esha Kajley and Kaydence Smith blasted out four hits and three RBIs apiece while Ava Giovannettone had four singles, two RBI.

Cloe Lamoureux and Samantha Perkins collected three hits apiece as Avangeline Turner made three slick Minion fielding plays.

Black Lightning 11, Minions 2 — With her team banging out 20 hits, the Lightning’s Elizabeth Barger collected four of them and four RBIs.

Gracia Howard had three RBIs, Quinn Beaulieu had two runs batted in and Katie Dowling and Hunter McGowan drove in a run each. Two singles came from both Juliet Jones and Kyla Cutler.

Rylan Sull and Cloe Lamoureux had RBIs and Kate Stevenson singled twice.

Safeties also came from Minions Maddie Hayes, Avangeline Turner, Lauren Cornell and Samantha Perkins.

Note: The DYSA Page appears each Friday in The Enterprise. Our thanks to Jennifer Harrison for collection of summary sheets in the U8-14 divisions. If you don’t see your favorite team’s recap in the paper, talk to that squad’s manager or scorekeeper.

Enterprise staff

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