Short-handed Grandview loses twin billing to East Valley


MOXEE – Having lost two players just prior to the start of the opener this last Saturday, the visiting Grandview fastpitch softball team competed against the tougher, more experienced Red Devils short-handed.

“Losing two players seemed to deflate the team,” said Grandview Coach Doug Hansen.

Grandview suffered a 12-1 loss in the opener, and was blanked 20-0 in the nightcap.

Esmeralda Munoz of the Lady Greyhounds was the sole batter to connect with the ball in the first game. Teammate Kiana Mackey connected with the ball in the second game.

“It wasn’t a good day for us…there weren’t many positives,” said Hansen, adding there are typically a few highlights to every game.

He said the Red Devils, in the opener, scored five runs in the first inning.

“Then we kind of settled down…they (East Valley) are a really good team, though,” Hansen said.

Grandview remains winless this season and will this coming Saturday take on “…probably the best team in the state.” The Lady ‘Hounds travel to Othello for a twin bill.


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