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Grandview sweeps Naches

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Lady 'Hounds last week made up two games canceled due to rain with Naches.

After a long rest the 'Hounds came out and dominated both games as they beat Naches 15-5 and 10-0. Both games went only five innings.

Ashley Alfaro pitched the first game, recording five strikeouts. She gave up five hits and five runs but her teammates gave her all the run support she needed.

"The defense committed only one error and the offense pounded out 12 hits," Grandview Coach Doug Hansen said. "Everything came together for the first time this year."

The victory snapped a seven-game losing streak for Grandview.

Felisha Cruz went 2-for-2 with four runs scored. Rocky Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with three runs, a double and an RBI. Olivia Macia was 2-for-2 with three runs and three RBIs. She also had two doubles. Alfaro went 1-for-2 with a run scored and Doris Lupercio was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two doubles.

In the second game the Greyhounds made quick work of Naches. They scored two runs each in the first three innings and four runs in the fourth inning. They didn't need to come out for the bottom of the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.

Erica Solis pitched this game. "She only gave up one hit," Hansen said. Cruz was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Rodriguez hit 1-for-3, and Solis was 1-for-2 with one run. Alfaro went 2-for-3 with two runs, three RBIs, and Vanessa Medina was 1-for-2 with one run scored.

Hansen was at a loss to explain his team's sudden dominance. "Naches isn't the best team in the world and we were the worst team up until then," Hansen said. "Everything just came together."

The Lady 'Hounds (2-2, 2-7) had their weekend game with Connell postponed due to the Grandview Junior Miss program. The game will be made up this Tuesday, April 18, at 4 p.m. in Connell.

The Greyhounds' game with East Valley next Saturday has been moved a day. Instead, they will play each other Friday, April 21, at 4 p.m. in Grandview.

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