Errors costly for Golden Sierra girls

By From page B3 | April 02, 2012


LADY GRIZZLY pitcher Hollie Johnson winds up for the pitch at Golden Sierra High School in Garden Valley on Thursday. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

GARDEN VALLEY — The only reason to meet for as long as the Golden Sierra did after its game Thursday was to discuss ways to prevent the kind of day the team just had in the field.

Errors proved costly as visiting Rio Vista took advantage of five Grizzly miscues in the top of the seventh inning Thursday to extend a one-run lead into a 13-7 Sierra Delta League victory.

Overall the Griz committed 14 errors, a season high.

Golden Sierra suffered its first league loss but should have been a lock to win after defeating the Rams 13-2 earlier in the season at Rio Vista.

The Grizzlies started well as Maci Ruiz, after a 1-2-3 top of the first inning, tripled to lead off the bottom half and kept running after the incoming throw was botched.

The Rams went up 5-2 before Golden Sierra chipped away. Samantha Bastien hit a solo home run in the sixth and after another run crossed the Griz trailed just 6-5 before the bottom fell out in the seventh.

Bastien went 2-for-3 on the day. On the mound, Holly Johnson and Marina Alexander pitched for Golden Sierra.


Jerry Heinzer

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