Wednesday, March 24, 2004
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School girls' fastpitch softball team played evenly with the visiting Ki-Be team through the first two innings in Tuesday's game, then the flood gates opened and the Lady Bears never looked back.
The Ki-Be Lady Bears swept past the Grandview team 25-3, in a game that ended after four innings due to the 10-run rule.
When the match-up started the Lady 'Hounds were able to hold their own, scoring three runs in the second inning and tying the score with Ki-Be. But when the Lady Bears took the field in the third inning, everything turned around with the visiting team scoring 17 runs that frame.
Grandview Coach Doug Hansen said he can't put his finger on what happened during the match-up against Ki-Be. He said Ki-Be had a couple of hits and his club committed a couple of errors, then everything just snowballed from there.
Hansen said Ki-Be made plays on just about everything his girls swatted at the bears, noting that Ki-Be only fanned one of his batters. He said the Grandview team was hitting ground balls that the Bears fielded well.
All told, Grandview only came up with one hit yesterday, a double by Mari Cornejo.
Another challenge facing the Lady 'Hounds was that a number of their players were in new positions.
"We had people playing new positions they had never played before," Hansen said, noting that he plans to make some changes before they play their next game.
He said the Lady 'Hounds have been looking good in practice, but the number of practices they have had between games has only been one or two since the season started.
The Lady 'Hounds (0-0, 2-1) will take to the field again this Thursday in a non-league doubleheader at Goldendale.