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Lady 'Stangs defeat S'side, 5-1

Three hits were all the Sunnyside High School girls fastpitch softball team could muster off Prosser yesterday.

That spelled defeat for the Lady Grizzlies, as Prosser claimed a 5-1 non-league victory.

"We couldn't hit the Prosser pitcher (Liey)," said Sunnyside Coach Ralph Mendoza. "Our problem of late is that we can't advance the runners."

It appeared as though Sunnyside was on the right track, offensively at least, when the Lady Grizzlies pushed a run across the plate in the bottom of the first. Lead-off hitter Jessica Cruz lashed a triple to right-center field, scoring two batters later when Lacey Yanez singled.

Liey got stingy after that, limiting the Sunnyside batters to just one more hit in the game, that coming in the fourth inning when Victoria Solis singled.

Prosser plated a run in the top of the second to square the contest at 1-all. The 'Stangs scored the go-ahead runs in the fifth. They added another two-run insurance burst in the top of the sixth.

The loss spoiled a fine pitching performance by Sunnyside's Vidi Pasillas. She scattered just five hits, walked only one and fanned six Prosser batsmen.

In looking ahead, Sunnyside (1-3, 3-7) returns to conference play this coming Saturday when West Valley rolls into town for an 11 a.m. doubleheader.

Prosser 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 -5 5 1

S'side 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 3 4

Liey and Perez. Pasillas and Soto. Hits-S'side) Cruz 3B.

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