BENTON CITY - After only two practices and with only eight players, the Grandview High School girls' fastpitch softball team gave Ki-Be a run for their money, during a double header that took place Monday evening in Benton City.
The double-header, which was part of the Yakima River League summer series, ended with a both teams splitting the twin bill.
The Lady 'Hounds started the first game of the afternoon on the right foot, scoring six runs in the first inning and leaving Ki-Be scoreless with three consecutive outs.
After the first inning of the four-inning game things turned sour for the Lady 'Hounds. Grandview Coach Doug Hansen said his team ended up with a lot of walks and ultimately time just got away from them.
In the end, Grandview lost the first game 11-7.
The second game of the afternoon, showed Grandview getting off to a slow start against Ki-Be, staying scoreless until the third inning.
But from then on, it was Grandview's game. The Lady 'Hounds found their rhythm and finished the match-up scoring seven runs in the fifth inning, and winning 9-8.
"We had some really key hits," Hansen said.
He said it was Mari Hinojosa who helped push the team ahead of Ki-Be, with a double in the fifth inning. Hansen said Sarah Trevino also had a key hit for the Lady 'Hounds, hitting a double during the game.
Hansen said it was nice to start the summer season with a win. The Lady 'Hounds will play again tonight (Wednesday) against Prosser.
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1 2 3 4 T
Ki-Be 0 9 2 0 11
GHS 6 0 1 0 7
Hitting: Felisha Cruz was 3-for-3, Rocky Rodriguez was 2-for-2 with a triple, Sarah Trevino was 1-for-2, Mari Cornejo was 1-for-3, Erica Solis was 1-for-3, Cheyanne Trevino was 1-for-3, and Mari Hinojosa was 1-for-3.
1 2 3 4 5 T
Ki-Be 1 2 3 1 1 8
GHS 0 0 1 1 7 9
Hitting: Felisha Cruz was 2-for-5, Sarah Trevino was 2-for-4, Mari Cornejo was 2-for-2, Erica Solis was 2-for-3, Cheyanne Trevino was 2-for-3, Mari Hinojosa was 2-for-4, and Rocky Rodriguez was 2-for-4.