DYSA roundup: Tamales get past Smurfs in U10 slugfest

By From page B8 | May 03, 2013

Red Hot Tamales player Amara Sedeno runs the bases in a DYSA U10  game earlier this season. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise file photo

Red Hot Tamales player Amara Sedeno runs the bases in a DYSA U10 game earlier this season. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise file photo

The Red Hot Tamales and the Smurfs of the Davis Youth Softball Association had their hitting shoes on in a 14-12 slugfest last week. Scoring four times in the final inning, it was the Tamales who came out on top.

Sophie Purves was not only a key ingredient of the winners’ offense, she picked up the pitching decision in the U10 contest.

Shelby Harry, Surina Beal, Lizzy Jones and Grace Heringer all contributed key Red Hots hits.

Maya Beal, Jane Rauchway, Mia Mark, Amara Sedeno and Jessie Finkelor drew coaching staff praise for their defense.

Meanwhile, a two-run single by Elizabeth McConnell and timely hitting by Maya Nunes, Bella Hyder and Emma Catacutan kept the Smurfs in the game.

Catcher Katie Stachowicz caught a pop fly and Stevie Spencer made a web gem at third base.

Hyder and Alexandra Zurborg pitched two innings each.

Here’s what happened in other U10 competition …

Pink Crush 16, Toxic Waste 12 — Tara Reddy crushed a triple and went 2-for-2 with three RBIs to lead the Pink Crush hit attack.

Bella Contreras had three runs batted in and Madison Rutherford and Mara Bledsoe each added a pair of RBIs. Hazel Anderson, Lili Brush, Madison Rutherford, Ady Schwarz, Tara Reddy and Julia Limburg each scored a pair of runs.

Madison Rutherford had five strikeouts in two innings, Contreras added two more Ks in her inning of work and Alex Wolford worked hard in the circle.

La’Siya Earnest, Abby Wilbur and Sarah Griffiths paced the Waste on offense as both teams scored in every inning.

Red Hot Tamales 12, Orange Crush 8 — Lizzy Jones, Sophie Purves and Surina Beal had the big hits and Jessie Finkelor and Grace Heringer each stole home as the Tamales prevailed.

Shelby Harry made a terrific catch and Amara Sedeno, Maya Beal and Mia Mark shined afield.

(The Orange Crush did not submit a recap)

Killer Pandas 10, Toxic Waste 8 — Fielding and pitching kept the Toxic Waste close, but a four-run final inning for the Pandas was the difference.

Grace Scheuring, Sarah Griffiths and Cate Scheuring were solid on defense and Megan Lovell and Cate Scheuring pitched well for the Waste.

Zoe Casias, Cate Scheuring and Rachel Boyd supplied important offense.

(The Killer Pandas did not submit a recap)

Orange Crush 12, Pink Crush 9 — Bella Contreras went 2-for-2, Ady Schwarz had a pair of RBIs and Heather Breckner scored a pair of runs.

Schwarz, Madison Rutherford, Tara Reddy, Breckner and Mara Bledsoe were outstanding on the base paths.

Rutherford (six strikeouts in two innings) and Breckner shared circle duty.

(The Orange Crush did not submit a recap)

Killer Pandas 14, Smurfs 13 — A three-run, fifth-inning rally put the Pandas over the top.

However, the Smurfs offense had some hot bats in Caroline Brennan, Stevie Spencer, Audrey Teresi, Bella Hyder, Emma Catacuan, Katie Stachowicz and Elizabeth McConnell.

Jane Garvin also stole home.

(The Killer Pandas did not submit a recap)


Green Emeralds 2, Red Fireballs 1 — A tight defensive struggle saw the Emeralds prevail thanks to Esha Kajley’s two-run single in the third inning.

Makena Fix doubled twice for the winners and Savana Sull had a big hit.

Fix made a nifty catch at shortstop.

Annalissa Matamoros drove in the Red Fireballs’ run and Kalista Toups doubled and singled. Ada Freese, Isabella Lester and Chloe Adams — who also had a web gem — each added hits.

Fireball catcher Annabel Loomis was solid and Alana Turner turned in a good play at second base.

Erika Wenner (Emeralds) and Toups (Fireballs) were lights out in the circle.

Buffaloes 4, Green Emeralds 2 — Bailey Bramer smacked an RBI double and two singles as the Bison earned the hard-fought win.

Paige Jenness added a two-run single and Cate Fehrenbacher had an RBI two-bagger..

Veronica Roe had an RBI single and Esha Kajley and Erika Wenner added important safeties for the Emeralds.

Makena Fix fanned the side in third for the Emeralds as their pitchers fanned 11 batters.

Red Fireballs 7, Smurfettes 0 — Ada Freese had two hits and scored twice as Kalista Toups struck out two batters in the fourth inning of the Red Fireballs’ shutout.

Chloe Adams doubled and turned in two terrific fielding plays and Dakota Rutherford had a key, second-inning hit.

(The Smurfettes did not submit a recap)

Note: The DYSA Page appears every Friday through the end of the season. If you don’t see your favorite team’s recap here, talk to individual team scorekeepers or coaches to have those recaps submitted at the parks.

Enterprise staff

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