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McCall mashes two homers in Lancers’ blowout of Hawks

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POSTED April 4, 2009 6:17 a.m.
Kourtni McCall helped her own cause with a leadoff homer in the first.

She then put the game on ice in the fourth with a grand slam, driving in four of the six runs in the inning.

After taking Wednesday off from the pitcher’s circle, the East Union ace returned to the stripe but did most of her damage from the plate to lead the Lancers’ 14-3 thrashing of Central Valley at Northgate Softball Complex Friday.

McCall finished 2 for 2 with two walks, five RBIs and three runs. She also struck out six to highlight her two-hitter in five innings.

“McCall had herself a game,” East Union coach Brian Goulart said. “She’s starting to hit the ball, and as a team we’re hitting the ball real well.”

East Union (5-1 Valley Oak League, 11-3 overall) belted a total of 15 hits.

Brittany LaMar was one of four Lancers to go 2 for 3, and she legged out a bases-clearing triple for all of East Union’s runs in the third. EU led comfortably 8-0 at that point.

Cherie DeJesus, Jillian Goulart and Rochelle Sellers also hit 2 for 3, while Alicia Cook was perfect at 3 for 3.

Sierra 8, Sonora 1
At Sierra, the host Timberwolves (4-2, 9-3-2) had their most productive offensive outing of the season Friday.

Sierra was quick to respond after Sonora (1-5, 6-8) plated the game’s first run in the opening frame, which was aided by an error, on Carson Craven’s RBI single.

Monica Morado, who was 2 for 4, recorded the first of her three RBIs in the bottom half of the first. Karissa Valdez (2 for 3) later extended Sierra’s lead with a two-run double, and she was singled home by Dawn Kilpatrick to make it 7-1.

Rebecca Wroten tripled in her only at-bat and scored on a passed ball in the sixth.

Gabby Hawkins was solid from the chalked circle, striking out eight to one walk in a four-hitter.

Ceres 12, Weston Ranch 1
At Weston Ranch, the visiting Bulldogs (4-2, 12-3) took full control at the start with nine runs in the first two innings.

Weston Ranch (1-5, 1-9) countered in the bottom of the second with Michelle Lord’s single to plate Sharmaine Calub, who reached on a single.

Ceres freshman Kaycee Creek, filling in for standout hurler Vaneza Hoover for the remainder of the season, fanned seven Cougars and scattered five hits and a walk.

— Jonamar Jacinto
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