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2012-04-04 / Sports

A district title on the horizon? Dominating their foes

Charlotte too powerful in district race

Charlotte’s Martina Castillo is ready defensively during a recent tournament. The Trojanettes have dominated district opponents thus far. 
ERIC SMITH | PLEASANTON EXPRESS Charlotte’s Martina Castillo is ready defensively during a recent tournament. The Trojanettes have dominated district opponents thus far. ERIC SMITH | PLEASANTON EXPRESS The state ranked Charlotte Trojanettes continue to dominate, as they captured two lop-sided victories in district action. They was able to slam D’Hanis and Sabinal, improving to 16-3 overall and 5-0 in district.

D’Hanis- Charlotte took control of this March 27th game, as it was never in question from the start.

Trojanette pitcher Marquel Gaitan took the mound, as she accounted for five strike outs, allowing eight hits, walking three and allowing four runs, all of which were earned.

Charlotte came out and was able to strike early and often in this contest. The Trojanettes scored four runs in the top of the first and five in the top of the second to take a commanding 9-0 lead.

D’Hanis finally came alive midway through the game, as they scored a run in the bottom of the fourth to show a sign of life.

In the top of the fifth, the Trojanettes scored one more run putting the home team in a 10-1 hole as the end appeared near.

In the bottom of the fifth, D’Hanis scored three runs, which put them within 10-4 going into the top of the 6th inning. This is when Charlotte ran away with the contest.

The Trojanettes were focused, as they scored three runs in the sixth and 11 runs in the top of the seventh allowing them to capture a 24-4 blow-out victory.

The Trojanettes finished the game out-hitting the Cowgirls 17-8 in the victory, as D’Hanis defense suffered five defensive errors compared to one by the Trojanettes.

“There is no love loss between the two of us. We got up nine early, but couldn’t push across ten. Overall I was proud in how we finished the game,” stated Coach Shawn Vowell.

At bat-Vanessa Ramos 3-6-1HR-3RBIs-3runs scored, Rebecca Munoz 2-3-1RBI-5runs scored, Alexa Castillo 2-5-3RBIs- 2runs scored, Amber Salazar 1-3-1triple-2RBIs-2runs scored, Martina Castillo 1-3-3runs scored, Brianna Hernandez 3-4-3doubles- 7RBIs-3runs scored, Veronica Cordova 0-4-1RBI- 1run scored, Miranda Gaitan 4-5-1RBI-3runs scored, Marquel Gaitan 1-2-2runs scored, Paula Rodriguez 0-1.

Sabinal- Friday afternoon the Trojanettes were in Sabinal for their second straight road test in district action against an improved Lady Jacket squad. Charlotte dominated this one from the start once again, during a run-rule victory.

Charlotte worked behind Gaitan who allowed no runs, striking out three and giving up just two hits in the game.

Offensively, the Trojanettes belted out 15 hits en route to a 10-0 victory over the home squad.

“Sabinal is getting better, but we came out and scored seven in the first to help cement the win. We made a couple of base running blunders which must be fixed before the playoffs,” Coach Vowell added.

At bat- Ramos 3-4-2triples- 1`RBI-1run scored, Munoz 3-4-2RBIs-1run scored, A. Castillo 1-3-1run scored, Salazar 1-4-2RBIs-1run scored, M. Castillo 1-3-1double, Hernandez 1-2-1double-2runs scored, Cordova 1-2-1RBI-1run scored, Miranda Gaitan 3-3-1double- 1RBI-2runs scored, Marquel Gaitan 1-3-1run scored, Paula Rodriguez 0-1.

Upcoming Games- The Trojanettes will be open the remainder of the Holiday weekend as they prepare for their district contest on April 10th at home against Brackett. The Tigerettes and the Trojanettes will face off at 6:00 p.m. in Charlotte.

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