Pleasant Hill Baseball Softball
At Livermore Tournament
Santa Rosa Hackers 10, Pleasant Hill Panthers 7: Abby Morris plated lead-off hitter Sydney King to put the Panthers on the scoreboard. Kailey Meyer made a nice play throwing out a runner at third base to end a rally. Madi Bellew scored twice and shutdown a Hackers rally with a bases-loaded strikeout to end the 4th inning. In the final inning, the Panthers scored four runs but couldn't overcome the 10-3 deficit. Camille Campbell and Chloe Whiting both scored in the final inning, and Fiona Walsh went 2 for 3 including a double and two RBI.
Panthers 13, Los Gatos Magic 9: With time running out, Emily Howie threw a runner out at the plate and Abby Morris threw out a runner trying to steal second to end a rally. After trailing 9-5, the Panthers sent 11 batters to the plate and scored eight runs in the final inning, and the defense held up to complete the come-from-behind win. Kailey Meyer had a run-scoring single and scored the go-ahead run when Chloe Whiting (2 for 3) singled sharply to right field. Olivia Cannizzo (2 for 3) added and RBI single and Victoria Plato followed with a two-run double. Tricia Leong added a bases-loaded single which plated two runs.
Panthers 6, Livermore Smoke 4: Sydney King stuck out seven batters in four innings of work, and also scored the first run on a double by Abby Morris. Victoria Plato and Olivia Cannizzo both scored in the second to give the Panthers an 4-3 lead. Jillian Kefer added a single and stole two bases. In the final inning with the scored tied 4-4, Kelsey Rumbaugh led-off with a single, and Fiona Walsh tripled and scored on a throwing error as the Panthers walked-off with a thrilling win.
Panthers 2, Amador Frozen Ropes 2: Kelsey Rumbaugh's RBI single broke up a 1-1 tie in the third inning. In a pitching duel Sydney King struck out four batters in four innings, and Camille Campbell went 1 for 2 with a stolen base to lead the Panthers. The Panthers battled to a draw and held off the Frozen Ropes with a timely double play to end the game.
680 Championship Tournament
May 31-June 1
The Martinez Hornets traveled to Twin Creeks Sports Complex in Sunnyvale and returned with a first place trophy from the 680 Championship Tournament.
The Hornets started off the tournament with solid wins over the San Ramon Slammers 9-1 and the Concord Patriots 11-1. On the following day, the Hornets narrowly defeat Orinda 9-8, and lost to the Walnut Creek Bulldawgs 11-3, who had previously defeated the Hornets twice. The loss to the Bulldawgs set the stage for a winner take-all rematch. In the championship game, the Bulldawgs jumped out to 7-1 lead but late in the game the Hornets rallied for nine runs and won 10-7. Pitcher Jacob Campbell retired the final batter with the bases-loaded to preserve the victory.
The Martinez Hornets finished the season with an overall record of 22-6. The Hornets roster consisted of: Caden Doll, Caleb Castanchoa, Cole Davis, Darrel Brown, Jacob Caras, Jacob Campbell, Lino Reyes, Logan Labaniego, Max Revetta, Mickey Radanovich, Nehemiah House, Stachel Green and coaches Kevin Caras, Chris Castanchoa, Dave Cambell and Jay Heeb.