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Lady Diamondbacks win conference title

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From page A8 | May 06, 2013 |

UM #10,Sarah Phillis.  Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

UNION MINE CENTER FIELDER Sarah Phillis was 3-for-3, all doubles, in the Lady Diamondbacks' 11-1 victory over the LIberty Ranch Lady Hawks. The D'backs captured an outright Sierra Valley Conference crown and the conference's No. 1 seed for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs. Democrat file photo by Pat Dollins

“We’ve been hitting strongly at the beginning of the season.We just played good.” Union Mine center fielder SarahPhillis, who was 3-for-3, all doubles, plus an RBI in her team’s 11-1 win over Liberty Ranch. 

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EL DORADO — Eight doubles, including three off the bat of Sarah Phillis, paved the way for the Union Mine High softball team clinching an outright Sierra Valley Conference title over Liberty Ranch.

The Lady Diamondbacks clubbed 14 hits en route to an 11-1 victory at the D’backs’ field Thursday on Senior Day. The game was called after six innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.

Union Mine took 4-1 lead in the bottom of the third inning. Madelynn Heape led off the frame by reaching first base on a Hawks error. With one out, Shyanne Winje smacked a triple deep to center field to drive in Heape. Then Phillis and Laura Dager doubled as part of the offensive surge for the D’backs (9-2, 15-7). In between the extra-base hits, Mickaela Robertson reached base on another Hawks error.

“Our last two home games against the second place teams we brought out our best,” Union Mine head coach Rob Diggle said. “We had a big second inning.”

In the bottom of the fourth, Union Mine erupted for six runs for a 10-1 lead. The Lady D’backs had six hits; Calista Aimer, Jessica Dager (3 RBIs), Robertson (3-for-4) and Halie Scott (2-for-4) clubbed ground-rule doubles. Earlier in the inning, Scott hit a single.

“We’ve been hitting strongly at the beginning of the season,” said Phillis, who was 3-for-3 with an RBI.

The last D’backs run was in the bottom of the sixth when Riley Rupley singled and scored on Heape’s single.

Union Mine pitcher Laura Dager allowed three hits. Phillis had a shoe-string catch in the top of the fifth inning.

“To me, that’s an MVP play,” said Diggle of Phillis’ catch in the frame.”They (D’backs) made some nice plays.”

Phillis added, “We just played good.”

Union Mine has won three league titles in softball since the school opened its doors in 1999-2000 school year. The last time Union Mine won a Sierra Valley Conference title was in 2007.

“I’m so glad that we won,” Phillis said.

Liberty Ranch scored its only run in the top of the second inning when Emily Clay scored on an RBI single from  Natalie Pothoff.

Union Mine celebrated Senior Day as Phillis and Scott were honored, along with their families.

Contact Mike Bush at 530-344-5079 or mbush@mtdemocrat.net. Follow @MBushMtDemo on Twitter. 

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