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Tuesday, May 27
Defending champs refuse to go quietly



Defending champs refuse to go quietly

05/27/2014, 8:11pm PDT
 
By Terry Monahan, Special to the U-T

Torrey Pines eliminates top-seeded Poway in Open Division

During Monday’s practice, Torrey Pines softball coach Jon Moore and his assistants kept yelling, “House money.”

After being swamped in the first game of the San Diego Section Open Division playoffs last week, the two-time Division I champions seemed destined for a quick exit.

But the Falcons are very much alive, playing as if they really have nothing to lose, scoring two runs in the eighth inning to down West Hills last week before posting a 3-0 victory over No. 1-seeded Poway on Tuesday.

“You can’t beat the heart of a champion,” Moore said after junior left-hander Monroe Peed tossed a three-hitter at Poway (21-9). “Outside of the two CIF championship runs, this is one of the biggest wins ever at Torrey.”

Peed, now 12-8, did not allow the Titans a hit until Nani Leonui singled to open the fifth inning. Despite three singles that inning, Poway failed to score.

Peed struck out two — the third out to halt that fifth-inning rally and the final out of the game. She walked three.

“This is crazy,” Peed said. “This proves you can’t give up no matter how bad you feel.

“Losing to Bonita Vista last week, we have had to play it pitch-by-pitch, inning-by-inning because no one thought we could get this far.”

Torrey Pines (17-12) is in the semifinals for the fifth consecutive year.

The Falcons gave Peed all the support she needed in the first inning. Emma Wong opened the game with an infield single, was bunted to second, took third on a ground out and scored on Kelsey Buchanan’s infield single.

Torrey Pines added two more runs in the fourth on Mikaila Reyes’ suicide squeeze and a throwing error on Sydny Poh’s steal of third base.

“All the teams in this division are big name teams, and so are we,” Peed said. “I’ve seen what this team can do, but I never thought we could do this.”

Poway did not score in the final 14 innings of the playoffs.



Tuesday, May 27
Torrey Pines nips West Hills in extra innings



 

Torrey Pines catcher Shelbianne Evans lined
this basehit up the middle for the game-winning
run in the 8th inning, leading the Falcons past
West Hills, 5-4, in CIF Open Division action.
(Photos by Kelli Kaelber, TPHS parent)

 By Nick Pellegrino

© East County Sports.com
CARMEL VALLEY (5-25-14) — Torrey Pines junior catcher Shelbianne Evans slapped an RBI single in the bottom of the 8th inning Saturday (May 24), allowing the host Falcons to stun West Hills, 5-4, in a CIF Open Division elimination contest.

 

Evans, part of all-left-handed battery with pitcher Monroe Peed, sent a sharp grounder up the middle, offsetting a West Hills run in the top of the frame.

 

"I'm just trying to hit the ball hard and put it in play," said Evans. "The entire team fought hard because we didn't want to lose."

 

Emma Wong opened the rally with a single to left, moving to second base on a wild pitch. Emily Wolking beat the throw to first for a bunt single, then Stavi Augur tied the ballgame with a sacrifice fly to right field.

 

Two batters later, Evans delivered the game-winner for the two-time defending Division 1 champions..

 

"There have been so many games we lost in the 7th inning this year," noted Augur. "It was nice that our hard work allowed us to win one like that."

 

The difference of two defensive plays looked to be the difference in favor of the Pack.

 

Tied at 3-all in the 6th, Augur sent a deep drive to left-center field. However, West Hills centerfielder BRANDY McCRYSTAL raced to the fence and grabbed the ball to rob the freshman from Encinitas. Many observers believed the ball was ticketed to sail over the 3-foot fence.

 

Two innings later, a ball which evaded the Falcons defense gave West Hills the lead in the 9th.

 

Following a two-out double by RYLEIGH DOBYNS, KAYCEE AQUININGOC sent a sharp grounder up the middle. However, the ball tipped off the glove of Torrey Pines' back-up shortstop, slowing the ball just enough as it trickled into the outfield to allow Dobyns to take an extra base to score and secure a 4-3 advantage.

 

West Hills catcher CORTNEY HORNE batted 2-for-4 in what turned out to be her final high school contest.

 

Horne went 2-for-4, including a 2-out single in the 1st, eventually scoring on a wild pitch to grab the early lead. In her next at-bat, she clouted a home run to left field despite an ocean breeze.

 

The other Wolf Pack run came in the 4th when KELCI ELLIS-ALVAREZ singled, with courtesy runner MELISSA CASTILLO scoring on a deep double by PAIGE BOWLER.

Note: Torrey Pines head coach Jon Moore entered the season tied for first place for most career wins by a North County coach.