Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Ponderosa upends D’backs in walk-off win

By
From page A9 | April 05, 2013 | Leave Comment

DSC_9017e

LADY BRUIN PITCHER Paris Hallums winds up for the pitch in Wednesday's game against Union Mine at Ponderosa High School. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Courtnie Hauck’s towering triple to right field drove in Bailey Nordquist from first base as host Ponderosa edged Union Mine 3-2 in intra-county non-league softball action Wednesday.

“It’s really exciting. I had confidence in myself to get up there, saw the runner at first, went with an outside pitch and it soared,” Hauck said.

Hauck, who entered in the sixth inning, hit her game-winner in the bottom of the eighth. She had two hits off the bench for the Lady Bruins as did Nordquist who reached on an infield single to lead off.

“One thing we talk about is that we want every player to participate and contribute off the bench,” Ponderosa coach Dwayne Brekke said. “Union Mine played extremely well — both teams had big hits.”

The Bruins might have won it in regulation had they not squandered a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the seventh that stranded Melissa Silveira, Taylor Eilders and Terra Jerpbak. D’back pitcher Sarah Phillis induced two shallow fly-outs and a groundout to send it to extras.

The Bruins dodged a bullet in the top of the eighth when Union Mine’s Shyanne Winje tripled to open and with one out was cut down at the plate when Roni Greene scooped Rachel Timberman’s low throw and applied the tag.

The D’backs scored twice in the fourth to break up the scoreless duel between Phillis and Ponderosa’s Paris Hallums. An error allowed Phillis to reach and she came all the way around on Jessica Dager’s two-run home run to deep left. Both Dager and Hallums are slated to be college teammates at Simpson College.

“It was a tough battle (against Hallums) but it was a ball up in the zone,” Dager said. “It was a game-changer and made my day.

Relay throws kept both teams off the board in the early innings. Union Mine’s Laura Dager was cut down trying to stretch a double into a triple and Greene was thrown out trying for a home run after lacing a triple to left-center.

The Bruins tied the score in the fifth on Gina Bilotta’s two-out, two-run triple before the teams battled to the eighth.

The winning pitcher was Cassidy Lujan while Phillis, who went the whole way, took the loss. Union Mine started five freshmen and one sophomore.

“That’s two good D-I pitchers we turned around. A tough one to lose but I’m proud of the girls,” D’back coach Rob Diggle said. “Just a couple little things we have to get better at.”

 

 

 

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

.

News

EDH Fire Dept. annexing Latrobe

By Noel Stack | From Page: A1, 7 Comments

 
Motorcycle fatality in Greenwood

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

 
Greenwood School being restored

By Rebecca Murphy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Cal Fire increasing staffing, hiring

By Cal Fire | From Page: B1

 
EID restricts watering days

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A1, 10 Comments

Lover’s Leap fall injures man

By Tahoe Tribune | From Page: A1

 
Tea Party meeting April 17

By Tea Party Patriots Of El Dorado Hills | From Page: A3, 42 Comments

 
Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking May 1

By El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition | From Page: A6

Floating body not a body

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A7

 
Old mill a goner

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A11, 10 Comments | Gallery

.

Letters

Middle class getting poorer?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 44 Comments

 
Real estate lies

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 7 Comments

A great big thanks

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Murder? Suicide?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 6 Comments

‘Drive Clean’

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 3 Comments

 
.

Sports

Griz have challenging day

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Outside with Charlie: Switch gear

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A8

Ponderosa volleyball is a family affair

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Aussie team makes visit

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A8

Roundup: April 15, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
.

Prospecting

At a glance: Take aim on fun

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

 
Men to walk a mile in her shoes

By Center For Violence-Free Relationships | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Runners stampede for Sugarloaf scholarships

By El Dorado County Office of Education | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Team works to fight disease

By Placerville Kiwanis | From Page: B3

 
COOL School is accepting applications

By Rescue Union | From Page: B4

Band of Miwoks fund mission

By Shingle Springs Band Of Miwok Indians | From Page: B12

 
.

Essentials

Crime Log: March 25-27

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather stats 4-15-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

.

Obituaries

Numa Edward “Ed” Roberts

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Ronald Russell Rohrer

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 2 Comments

.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Horoscope, Thursday, April 17, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Horoscope, Wednesday, April 16, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A10