Yucaipa — Some softball pitchers experience the pain of growing up as a freshman because they are not accustomed to facing a team of older, experienced batters.
However, Beaumont’s Cambria salmon wasn’t too much of a problem as it was called by the athletics Mercado 18U Travelball team in September.
“All the pressure you face when playing in your 18s is the same as in high school,” Salmon said. “It helped me know how to deal with specific situations and how to prepare for them.”
Salmon became a star again in the circle on Tuesday afternoon, throwing three batters and 11 strikeouts in the fifth shutout of the season. She also knocked two runs 4-4, defeating Yucaipa 10-0 to lead an 18-hit attack.
Beaumont dominated the citrus belt league rankings.
“We’ve been talking about this for a while. Beaumont coach Frankie Huimaono talked about Beaumont’s first year in the Citrus Belt League.” I think we were able to describe ourselves pretty well. ”
Priscilla Mora, Salmon and Reese Medina hit three in a row, with Beaumont (11-3, league 3-0) leading 1-0 at a time. Rear Maze doubled the lead with a sacrifice fly in the third inning.
The bat ignited later in the game. Beaumont sent 10 batters to the plate for the fifth time and tacked another 4 runs. Mora, Salmon, and Gillian Basquez each ran for the cougar in the innings.
Beaumont erupted four more times in seven. Basquez crushed a two-run blast into the field in the center left, and Kalia Franklin hit a series of home runs in the center with another shot. Salmon capped scoring with a long run scoring single from the centerfield fence.
“It’s great to see,” Huimoano said of the offense’s performance. “I told them that the blow was contagious. I don’t want to disappoint my teammates or be a light part of the lineup.”
That was enough salmon execution support. Yucaipa (6-5, 2-1) had a pair of infield singles and one bloop single in the game. The Thunderbirds won runners on third base in the 5th and 7th innings, but Salmon kept the shutout.
Salmon said he was ecstatic to see the total number of runs increase as the game progressed.
“It really helps, because you know if you’re in a bad situation and they happen to win a run, you’re still up a lot,” Salmon said.
Gillian Basquez scored three hits and Cary Basquez scored three runs at Beaumont.
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