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G'view girls fall in loser-out game

EPHRATA - On a very hot afternoon yesterday the Grandview Lady Greyhounds saw their hopes of advancing in the postseason dashed as they lost a loser-out District playoff game, 10-0, to Ephrata.

Erica Solis took the mound for the last time this season for Grandview. She allowed 13 hits but on a positive note she only gave up one walk.

"She did a good job of throwing strikes," Grandview Coach Doug Hansen said.

Hansen added they had to press a third-string catcher into service and this resulted in a lot of passed balls. "We allowed them to score five runs on passed balls," he said.

The first two innings Solis pitched well and didn't give up any runs. That changed in the third, when Ephrata scored four times to take a 4-0 lead.

The Lady 'Hounds settled down and held Ephrata scoreless in the fourth but the Tigers added three more runs in the fifth and another three in the sixth to end the game via the 10-run mercy rule.

Offensively, Grandview produced only two hits. Olivia Macias and Tina Fraga each hit a single. The Greyhound batters were making contact, though.

"It seemed like every time we hit the ball solidly it was right at them," Hansen explained.

He said Rocky Rodriguez had a good game defensively with six assists credited to her.

The Lady 'Hounds finish the season with a 4-16 record.

"I'm proud of the way the girls battled in the 96 degree heat," Hansen added.

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