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Catcher Lorena Ruiz makes a great play to keep the Pumas in the game.
Catcher Lorena Ruiz makes a great play to keep the Pumas in the game.

HS Softball: Chaparral Sweeps Doubleheader from Temescal Canyon

Win First 8-3; Game Two 3-2 in Extra Innings

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
Issue 12, Volume 18.
Charles Mckee
Special to the Valley News

The Pumas improved their season record to 11-5 winning both ends of Saturday’s double-header at the expense of Temescal Canyon. The Pumas scored first but let the Lady Titans jump out to a 3-1 lead. Temescal Canyon scored twice in the third inning and added another in the fourth.

Chaparral jumped back into the lead in top of the fifth with three runs. The Pumas would add three more in the sixth and another in the top of the seventh to cruise to a victory in game one of the double header.

Senior pitcher Karissa Frazier picked up the win against the Titans. Freshman Riley Peters went 4-for-4, scoring twice and knocked in a run. Senior Kristin Williams had a hit and three clutch RBIs while junior Klarissa Garcia also had two RBIs on one hit. Junior Cheyenne Balzer scored three runs and went 2-for 3.

Clean up hitter sophomore Emma Bordenketcher went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Titans, Jocelynn Cavendar was 2-for-3 and junior Kora Wade had two hits, scored a run and had an RBI.

Temescal Canyon got on the board first in game two, scoring a run in the first and second innings. The Pumas tied the score in the fourth and both teams settled in for a battle that would take them into extra innings. Chaparral scored in the top of the ninth to win the game 3-2 and clinch the sweep.

Junior Mariah Young went 2-for-4 with a run scored and had an RBI for the Pumas. Senior Amanda Willie was 2-for-3 with two RBIs while Riley Peters was 1-for-4 with a run scored. Senior Karissa Frazier threw eight innings and won her second game of the day.

Junior Allysia Rodriguez pitched all nine innings for the Titans, Kora Wade continued to thrive on Puma pitching going 3-for-4 and scored a run. Freshman Taylor Eden and Kendall Niccoli–Sampang had an RBI each.

The losses drop the Titans to a 7-6 record for the season. They will be in Paloma Valley to face the Wildcats Wednesday April 3. Chaparral will be at the Carew Tournament.



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