Local Sports Journal

Hesperia and Holton took a marathon opening game into 11 innings before Holton won 4-3 while Hesperia won the nightcap with a seventh-inning rally and a 13-10 win.

In Game 1, Holton’s Dominique Waltz led the 11th inning off with a double, stole third and scored the walk-off run on an error.

Hesperia had forced extra innings scoring three runs in the seventh.

Ashley Friend led Holton with three hits and an RBI and Rachel Yonts had a double and a single. Walz had a single and an RBI.

Hesperia’s Rachel Farber had two his and an RBI. Katie Anis had a double and a single and Jenna Dodge had a single and an RBI.

Annis pitched all 10 innings for Hesperia with eight strikeouts, eight hits, and one walk.

Holton’s Younts pitched 6 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts and was relieved by Felicia Santos.

Hesperia trailed 10-7 in Game 2 and started the seventh inning by loading the bases with no outs. The Panthers tallied six runs in the inning as Deborah Santiago drove in Riley Martin to put Hesperia up 11-10.

Holton jumped ahead early scoring four runs in the second inning and runs in the fourth and fifth and two runs in the sixth.

Alexis Castillo and Martin led Hesperia with two hits and two RBI. Workman tallied two hits and an RBI, Santiago had one hit and two RBI, and Meradith Schmitz had two hits for the Panthers.

Younts led Holton with a double, a single and two RBI, Katie Wilfong had two hits and an RBI and Flores had a single and two RBI.