Wednesday, March 29, 2006
PROSSER - Lacy Yanez belted a three-run triple that helped break open what was a close game at the time as the Lady Grizzlies rolled to a 13-2 win in five innings Tuesday afternoon over Prosser.
The Grizzlies' 13 runs came on just five hits and a nine-run fourth inning, which was more than the Mustangs were able to handle.
"In the fourth we just broke it open with patience at the plate," said Sunnyside Coach Ralph Mendoza.
Prosser led early, scoring one run in the first and one run in the second to take a 2-1 lead into the third inning.
A three-run third inning, followed by the fourth sealed the deal for Sunnyside.
"The hits just kept on rolling," Mendoza said.
The pitcher-catcher combination of Sammi Garcia and Victoria Ramos kept the Prosser batters in check, holding them to just three hits and one earned run on the afternoon.
"Sammi Garcia pitched an outstanding game," said Mendoza, who noted Garcia struck out one Prosser batter.
Mendoza added that Britney Rammerman stepped up for the Grizzlies also. Rammerman, a freshman, was brought up to fill a position that was left open due to another players absence.
"She just stepped right in and did a marvelous job," Mendoza said.
Rammerman got one of the five Sunnyside hits, going 1-for-3 with a walk.
Kassi Guillen, Marina Martinez and Sadelle Arevalo all got hits for the Grizzlies, too.
Garcia also got help from her defense en route to the three-hitter she spun.
Mendoza said Sunnyside got a lot of groundouts, and "the girls were playing D," he added.
Though Sunnyside was playing a league foe in Prosser, the contest was a non-league game, Mendoza said.
The win puts Sunnyside at 3-2 on the season with Mid-Valley League play beginning this Saturday with a doubleheader against visiting Selah.