Prep softball: Armijo uses big first innings for tourney success

By March 12, 2014

DAVIS — The Armijo High softball team scored 19 first-inning runs while going 3-1 in the Davis tournament, Friday and Saturday.

The Indians (4-1) opened with an 11-1 win over Grant of Sacramento, pushing across seven runs in the first inning.

Jessica Miller led the 15-hit attack by going 3 for 3 with a double, while Celsa Faulstich, Jocelyn Breaux, Kelsey Bomar and Vanessa Penella each had two hits with Penella ripping two doubles and driving in two runs. Miller and Mariah Kalamaras also doubled.

Destiny Blueford went the first three innings to get the win, allowing two hits while striking out six.

Armijo then scored three runs in the top of the sixth and held on for a 7-6 over tournament host Davis, also on Friday.

Faulstich led the way by going 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs, while Penella again doubled twice, Bomar doubled and tripled with two RBIs, and Kalamaras and Janece Williams each had two hits.

Blueford threw the first five innings to get the victory with Elena Tak pitching the sixth to get the save.

In Saturday’s first game, the Indians scored three run in the first inning but couldn’t make them hold up in falling 8-4 to eventual tourney champion Pioneer of Woodland.

Williams and Kalamaras each had two hits, while Blueford crushed a two-run homer and Bomar doubled.

The Indians closed things out by scoring seven runs in the first inning and holding on for a 7-4 win over River City of West Sacramento to take third in the tourney.

Bomar ripped a two-run homer, Penella doubled in a run and Faulstich laced a triple. Faulstich finished with two hits.

Tak went all six innings to get the victory, scattering five hits and dodging six walks.

Daily Republic staff


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