Lady Dawgs go 2-2, lose to Pirates 13-3 and Eagles 16-1 defeat Parowan (Utah) in double header.
By Lou Martin
After sustaining two blowouts against 1-A Sunrise League rivals Moapa Valley and Boulder City, the Virgin Valley High School Lady Dawgs recovered to defeat Parowan High School on Saturday, April 2, 9-7 and 14-5 in non-league games.
The Bulldogs traveled to Moapa Valley on Wednesday March 30 and left with a stinging defeat to the Pirates 13-3. The Pirates jumped on Bulldog starter Adri Wakefield early putting up three runs on only one hit. The Pirates added runs in the second and third inning to take a 5-0 lead after three. The Bulldogs opened the fourth inning with Janella Fiso reaching first on an error followed by a hit by Wakefield. Catcher Tylee Robison brought Fiso home on a ground out. Wakefield was brought home on a Gizelle Navarro single and scored on a Shalee Hafen double.
It would be all the runs the Dawgs would muster as the Pirates blew the game open in the bottom of the inning with five unearned runs on one hit. The Pirates ended the game with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to make the final score 13-3.
First inning blowout dooms Lady Bulldogs
The Bulldog game against the Boulder City Eagles Friday afternoon April 1 seemed to be over as soon as it started as the Eagles scored eight runs on three singles and five Bulldog errors to take an 8-0 lead. The Lady Dawgs got one run back in their half of the inning. Savannah Price singled and was brought home on a single from Adri Wakefield. It would all be over quickly as the Eagles added three runs in the third inning and five in the fifth to win easily 16-1. Janella Fiso had two hits to lead the Dawgs. The Dawgs 1-A Sunrise record fell to 2-2 and seasonal 8-7 with the loss.
Lady Bulldogs take both ends of a doubleheader at Parowan 9-7 and 14-5
Despite losing two tough games in three days, the Lady Bulldogs brushed off the losses and defeated Parowan 9-7 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Dawgs took a 6-0 lead after four innings led by the bat of Janella Fiso.
Fiso had two doubles and two run’s batted in for the game. Bulldog starter Adri Wakefield retired early with a 3-1 lead after 3 1/3 innings of work. Wakefield struck out five during her short stint on the mound. Savannah Price relieved in the fourth striking out a Parowan hitter to end the inning holding on to a 3-1 lead.
The Bulldogs added four runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 7-1 lead. Two straight singles by Kezney Crompton and Calee Clem ignited the rally. The Parowan squad did not give up putting four runs of their own in their half of the inning to cut the Dawgs lead to 7-5 after four innings.
The Dawgs added two insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning and would need them as Parowan scored two runs cutting the Bulldogs lead to 9-7 before falling. Clem, Fiso and Crompton had two hits each to lead the Dawgs.
Lady Dawgs 11 run outburst defeats Parowan 14-5
After falling behind Parowan 4-3 after three innings of play, VVHS’s bats came to life scoring 11 runs to blow the game wide open. Gizelle Navarro and Karla Correa began the fourth with singles followed by an RBI single from Callee Clem. Savannah Price brought in two more runs on a long double, Tylee Robison doubled in two more before RBI singles by Navarro and Correa set up Price for her second long drive of the inning a triple clearing the bases giving the Dawgs 14-5 win in a four inning shortened game.
Price, Clem and Correa led the Dawgs with three hits apiece for the game. Navarro added two singles to the Bulldogs 13 hits for the game. The Bulldogs go on the road for three games before hosting Del Sol on April 11.