Pleasant Hill Baseball Association
Girls Western Fast Pitch Softball
Giants 16, A's 13: The Giants jumped out to an early 6-2 lead behind Alison Derby and Marley Heim, who each reached base three times and scored twice. After the A's scored nine runs in the fifth, the Giants stormed back with a 10-run two-out rally. Kailey Meyer's two-run double put the Giants ahead for good and Summer Throne added an insurance run with an RBI triple that plated Maddie Kalil. Eleanor Campbell went 4 for 4 and also struck out the final batter of the game.
Royals 16, Giants 15: The Giants put up 12 runs in the first three innings, and were paced with key hits from Vanessa Osti (3 for 5, 3 R) and Abby Morris (2B, 3B). Olivia Cannizzo reached base twice and scored two runs, and Kelsey Rumbaugh went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles. In the sixth inning, with the score tied, Ariel Lauritsen singled and stole home to put the Giants ahead. In the bottom half of the sixth, the Royals scored on a close play at the plate to walk-off with the win.
Giants 17, Tigers 10: The Giants jumped out to an early 9-0 lead behind key hits from Alison Derby (3 1B, 2 R), Kelsey Rumbaugh (3 for 4), Marley Heim (4 for 4, 4 R) and Maddie Kalil (1B, SB). Eleanor Campbell and Summer Throne both pitched well, and each chipped in with a pair of two-run doubles. Abby Morris pitched in the second and worked out of a jam after picking off a runner at third. Vanessa Osti pitched the final inning and snagged a low line drive for a double play to end the game.
Giants 10, Royals 9: After trailing 9-3, the Giants rallied for seven runs in the final two innings. Summer Throne sparked a fifth inning two-out rally, when her two-run triple plated Ariel Lauritsen and Vanessa Osti, who had both reached base on singles. Eleanor Campbell struck out three batters in two innings of work, and first baseman Kailey Meyer had run-saving plays in the fifth and sixth innings. Jenna Olson and Abby Morris both threw out runners from right field, and also scored the tying and winning runs on Olivia Cannizzo's base hit to right. The Giants earned their first walk-off win of the season.