GRANDVIEW - Rainy weather didn't put a damper on the Grandview High School girls fastpitch softball team Wednesday afternoon, as they took on the Prosser Mustangs. The two teams were able to play one seven-inning game before rain caused the doubleheader to be cut short.
In the end the Lady 'Hounds finished just behind the Prosser team, losing in the seventh inning, 11-7. The game was part of the Yakima River League summer series.
The Lady 'Hounds got off to a slow start against Prosser, scoring only two runs in the first two innings against Prosser's four. However, the Grandview team was able to bust out in the third inning, scoring two runs and eventually leading Prosser at the bottom of the sixth inning. It wasn't until the seventh inning that Prosser was able to rally back and beat the Lady 'Hounds.
Grandview coach Doug Hansen said overall Wednesday's game went fairly well, with two freshmen putting on a good show. Freshmen Rocky Rodriguez was at third base and Lupita Salaiza was at shortstop.
"They had a lot of nice plays," Hansen said.
On the pitching front, Hansen said Mari Cornejo did a good job of striking out the Prosser team, but still had too many walks. She had 10 strikeouts and 12 walks during the match-up.
"She can be very dominating," he said.
Hansen Felisha Cruz also gave a good performance against Prosser.
"[She's] a slap hitter," Hansen said. "She's developed the ability to hit the ball hard on the run."
Also doing well for the Lady 'Hounds was Cheyanne Trevino, who Hansen said has been doing a good job of hitting the ball this summer.