PROSSER - The Grandview girls softball team gave up only eight hits in their contest with the Prosser Mustangs and they doubled that number for their own hits but the Greyhound pitchers gave up too many walks as Prosser beat the 'Hounds 16-8 Tuesday afternoon.
After a scoreless first inning for both teams Grandview got on the board first with three runs in the top of the second.
It was in the bottom of the second where things turned ugly.
Grandview gave up 14 runs that frame on only three hits. Unfortunately, there were nine walks. During the inning Grandview Coach Doug Hanson called time twice and made two pitching changes before the 'Hounds could get out of the inning.
Grandview committed a couple of errors at first base on a couple of dropped balls that could have produced outs.
The Lady 'Hounds attempted to make a comeback but the damage had already been done. Grandview scored once in the fourth, three more times in the fifth and once in the final inning.
Tina Fraga led the Greyhounds, going 3-for-4 with two runs. Olivia Macias hit 2-for-3 with one run, Rocky Rodriguez was 2-for-3 and Yessenia Bravo was also 2-for-3.
Becca Rodriguez hit 2-for-4, as did Marlena Saldana, who added a double. Erica Solis was 1-for-3 with a triple and Doris Lupercio went 1-for-3.
"Other than the second inning, we hit the ball very well and the pitching and defense were good," Hanson said. "It was just one weird inning."
Grandview (0-2) next takes on the Sunnyside Grizzlies, this Thursday, March 23, at 3 p.m. After this game the two teams will make up a game called due to rain March 16. After two innings Sunnyside was leading 6-4 and the teams will pick up there.
Also, it was reported that Grandview won its second game of a doubleheader against Wapato March 18. Grandview was winning 8-6 but the game was called due to darkness. Because this was a non-league game, it will not be made up and Grandview will not get the win.