Grandview bounces back against Columbia-Burbank

BURBANK - What's the best remedy for getting spanked by a State contender? Going out and spanking someone else.

The 2A Grandview High School softball team had some frustrations to get out after being swept by Selah last Saturday and the Lady Greyhounds took it out on 1A Columbia-Burbank yesterday (Tuesday) with a 16-1 non-league win.

"We're glad to bounce back from Selah," said Grandview Coach Ramiro Gonzalez. "Hopefully we can steal a doubleheader this weekend."

The Greyhounds (2-2, 4-2) will face the Othello Huskies in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 2, in Othello. The Huskies are another State team from last season Grandview will have to face. On April 14, the Lady Greyhounds will travel to Ellensburg and face yet another State contender from last season.

Ashley Van Tress pitched the first five innings, allowing five hits, but no earned runs. She also recorded six strikeouts. The Coyotes did score a run in the first inning, but it was unearned.

Columbia-Burbank started with a bunt single, but then Van Tress struck out the next two batters. Columbia-Burbank struck back with another single and then a hit to second base resulted in an error, scoring the Coyote base runner.

This cut Grandview's lead to 2-1, but the Greyhounds bounced back with one more run in the top of the third. Grandview then opened the contest up with four runs in the fourth inning.

Jessica Hall led off with a double, which was followed by a Gabby Arreola double, which scored Hall. Rikki Verduzco then stepped up the plate and hit a single, which scored Arreola. After a Grandview out Samanta Castaneda singled, driving in Verduzco. She then stole second and third base and was brought home by a Van Tress single.

The Lady Greyhounds pounded out nine hits for nine runs in the seventh inning to walk away with the game.

Altogether Grandview put up 19 hits and 14 of the 16 runs were batted in. The other two came courtesy of Coyote errors.

MariCruz Sanchez pitched the final two innings of play, giving up no hits and striking out three.

Gonzalez highlighted the play of Castaneda, who was 4-for-5 at the plate, with three runs and three RBIs. She also stole five bases in the game.

Chelsie McNabb was 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Verduzco was 2-for-2 with one run. Jessica Hall was 2-for-3 with one run and one RBI. Jamila Shafer was 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Arreola was 1-for-3 with one run score and a RBI. Madison Trevino was 1-for2 with one run scored and one RBI. Taylor Hall was 1-for-2 with one scored and one RBI. Yarelli Pedroza was 1-for-4 with one run scored and two RBIs. Sarah Roberts was 1-for-2 with one run scored. Sanchez was 1-for-2 with one run scored and an RBI. Van Tress was 1-for-3 with one scored and an RBI. Destiny Zavala was 1-for-2 with one run scored and an RBI.


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