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Viqueens overcome errors to beat Cascade

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 8:37 am

Post Photo by Chris Siers Gracie Daniel makes contact for Community and finds the gap for a hit. She went 1-for-4 with two RBIs to her credit.

Post Photo by Chris Siers First baseman Kloey Carter puts the squeeze on a throw for an out in the first inning.

UNIONVILLE — Several errors in the field could have doomed the Community Viqueens on Monday afternoon against District 9-AA and county rival Cascade.
But the Viqueens were able to take advantage of 13 walks issued by Cascade and took the 10-3 win over the Lady Champions.
Cascade put the pressure on Community right out of the gates and put two on with a walk and an error.
With Brianna Horn at the plate, an error in the Viqueen infield allowed Cascade to score the first run of the night.
Cascade had a chance to pad its lead in the inning, but the Viqueens were able to turn a double play to end the Lady Champion threat.
After a quiet bottom of the inning for Community, starting Community pitcher Annie Prince posted a scoreless second inning for the Viqueens.
With the momentum seemingly turned, Community went on to plate four runs in the, with McKenzie Tucker tying the game at one on a RBI single to right, scoring Haylee Webb.
A bases-loaded walk then scored Alyssa White before Brookelyn Yoes scored on a passed ball.
Alana Tate drove in a fourth Viqueen run of the inning when she ground into a fielder’s choice.
After Community took a commanding 4-1 lead in the second, the Viqueens went on to plate two runs in each of the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, with Gracie Daniel slugging a two RBI single in the fourth, another bases-loaded walk and a passed ball accounting for two runs in the fifth and two more bases-loaded walks in the sixth.
Although Community built a 10-1 lead, Cascade didn’t go down quietly.
Alana Cruse led off the seventh with a walk and with two outs, Momo Bilbro singled, and then advanced to second, putting two runners in scoring position with two outs for Horn.
Horn stepped to the plate and mashed a line drive to left, scoring two more for the Lady Champions.
But it was a stellar defensive play by Viqueen catcher Kailani Allen on a throw down to second that recorded the third out and sealed the Viqueens’ win.
Tucker and Allen led the Viqueens, each with a pair of base hits, while White was credited with three RBIs.
For Cascade Horn helped her own cause, going 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs.
She went the distance for Cascade in the circle and struck out seven, while giving up five hits.
Prince took the win as she toed the rubber for all seven innings for Community, giving up three runs on three hits to go with nine strikeouts.

Cascade 100 000 2 — 3 3 0
Community 040 222 x — 10 5 4

Cascade: Ella Thompson 1-for-4, Momo Bilbro 1-for-3, Brianna Horn 1-for-3.
Community: Gracie Daniel 1-for-4, McKenzie Tucker 2-for-4, Kailani Allen 2-for-2.
WP: Prince
LP: Horn