With the Barry Garrison Memorial year-end tournament starting today at Playfields Park for several divisions, the action in this week’s Davis Youth Softball Association was fast and furious.
In the under-14 division, the Davis Enforcers took two games from Rancho — 8-6 and 11-6.
Jordan Vermette, Sarah Taylor and Renee Schuman scored runs in the fifth inning, tying the game, then the Enforcers went on to score four times in the sixth to capture the 8-6 win.
Sara Wixson, Mikaela Hiatt, Taylor and Schuman scored the deciding runs.
Schuman and Holgate were tough on defense and Hiatt pitched three innings, striking out seven.
In the 11-6 triumph, both Wixsons — Sara and Neia — stole home early in the game, and Madison Lowrie hit a two-run homer.
Neia Wixson singled and stole her way around the bases before Davis locked things up thanks to hits by Holgate, Vermette, Lowrie, Hiatt, Clift and Sara Wixson.
Hiatt was again solid in the circle, pitching four innings while striking out five.
In U12 competition …
Team USA 10, Adrenaline Rush 5 — Ella Rose, Jeannie Kim, Izzy Fanucchi, Tessa Malone, Hannah Herrgesell and Kathleen Pan paced the winners offensively. One of Malone’s hits was a two-run homer, while Kim collected a double.
Kim and Fanucchi sparkled in the field.
For the Rush, Jordyn Micke and Rebeca Engelhard made terrific plays and Caitlyn Miller was the leading hitter.
Those Guys 14, Adrenaline Rush 7 — Isabelle Watson was 3-for-3 with four runs batted in and Addison Lyons doubled, homered and drove in four in the win.
Shelby Harwood and Shailah Arreola-Bittner had two hits — including doubles — and Skyler Conner, Sabina Padilla, Kyra Leonard and Grace Haass all added key safeties for The Guys.
Watson stole three bases and Leonard and Padilla had two thefts each, while Arreola-Bittner and Watson combined on a double play.
Addison Lyons whiffed six batters in the circle.
Abby Fisk, Jordyn Micke and Caitlyn Miller were strong hitters for the Rush and Rebeca Engelhard and Miller teamed on a double play.
Team USA 8, Giants 2 — No-hit innings in the first and second by Jeannie Kim helped get USA started as Kailey Smith, Izzy Fanucchi, Jules Qvistgaard, Hannah Herrgesell and Ella Rose excelled with the bats.
U10 games were close …
Tigercats 10, Flaming Demons 10 — Trailing 7-2, the ‘Cats came back to tie the game, thanks in part to Emily Blackwell going 3-for-3 with a double.
Paige Ochoa, Shea Ochoa and Hana Wood added two hits each and Makena Wahl, Caylee Ade, Shekinah Prewett and Emily Mentink each singled. Kamiah Jensen scored twice and Sofia Eberhardt was solid afield.
In the circle, Wahl and Paige Ochoa each had three strikeouts.
The Outlaws 15, Monos Locos 10 — Alyssa Lee and Katie Gibson each smacked three hits and scored a run, but the Locos came up short.
Shasta Wickham had two hits and scored twice and Brittany Steenbergen, Mia Gladding and Lauren Wilcox singled and scored.
Lots of games dotted the U8 division …
Mountain Dew 5, Red Winning Dragons 1 — Averi Brayton, Cate Scheuring, Rosie Mariano and Alexandra Zurborg all hit doubles and Brooke Imamoto, La’Siya Earnest, Layla Fitch, Susannah Costello and Lindsey Taylor added singles for the winners.
Blue Dolphins 4, Pink Panthers 2 — Two singles each from Sophie Purves, Lizzie Jones and Miriam Halperin led the Panthers.
Tara Reddy, Megan Mullin, Emma Dean, Holly McGuinness and Stella Cardenas had hits and Jones and Dean drove in the Panthers’ runs.
McGuiness and Purves shined in the field, as did Mullins, Jones, Cardenas and Reddy, with great pitching from Jones and Dean.
Mountain Dew 5, Giants 4 — Cate Scheuring, Brooke Imamoto, La’Siya Earnest and Alexandra Zurborg all doubled for the Dew. Rosie Mariano, Lindsey Taylor and Bell Hyder also contributed with their bats.
Scheuring was tough defensively.
Pink Panthers 6, Whirlybirds 1 — Sophie Purves blasted a pair of doubles and Lizzie Jones added a double and a single for the Panthers.
Emma Dean and Miriam Halperin (two singles apiece), Megan Mullin, Holly McGuinness and Emileeann Eckels had hits.
Dean whiffed five batters in two innings.
Whirly Birds 4, Red Winning Dragons 3 — Caroline Korinke was 2-for-2 with two RBI in the win.
Jenna Kieffer and Maya Keenan had hits that drove in runs and Katie Stachowicz and Vienna Tang both doubled.
Alex Boettner was a blur on the bases and Stachowicz, Keenan, Kieffer, Lily Hessl, Emily Sutcliffe, Vienna Tang, Jaeli Williams and Boettner were strong defensively behind Keziah Wilde’s and Korinke’s pitching.
No score was given for the lone U6 contest reported as the Golden Dragon Girls played the Freese team.
Sophia Ballard and Emma Rebhun were a good team pitching and playing first base, while Gracia Howard, Addi Magness, Alisa Bourne and Quinn Beaulieu all contributed.