California High School Softball - Pierce knocked off by Willows
(April 26, 2012: Arbuckle, CA 95912) In Thursday's league contest, the Willows Honkers (Willows, CA) softball team overwhelmed the host Pierce Bears (Arbuckle, CA), by a margin of 14-1.
With the triumph, Willows moves its record to 9-11 on the year. The Honkers travel to Durham (Durham, CA) to play the Trojans in a Sacramento Valley contest on Tuesday, May 1. The Trojans come into the contest with a record of 2-9. Durham lost 20-18 in their recent league contest against Trinity (Weaverville, CA)
The Lady Honkers blasted 13 hits in five innings to beat Pierce 14-1. In the top of the second, Maira Jaramillo singled and scored on a triple by Samantha Brott to get the Honkers scoring started. Singles by Patricia Farrel, Macy Baker, Natalie Massa and Megan Hughes led to 4 more runs, and a 5-1 lead after two. The Honkers would score 2 more in the third on two walks, an error, and a fielders choice RBI off the bat of Farrel. The big inning came in the fourth when Hughes and Nichole Thayer doubled and singles by Courtney Dicharry, and Farrel led to 7 runs. Brott got the win on the mound striking out seven and not allowing an earned run and only gave up four hits. Brott is taking control on the mound, pitching with confidence, and its paying off as the Honkers improve to 5-1 in the SVL and a tie for first place. Hughes was 3 for 5 with a double and 3 RBI's.