Redmond Little League’s majors softball all-stars, from left to right, Ainsley Barcalow, Kati Cygan, Ella Enich, Livy Ruess, Julia Cady, Addy Ruess, Zoey Cooper, Simone Loving-Williams, Abby Hartman, Daisy Walker, Ella Carter, Maggie Enich and Mia Perez. Photo courtesy of Gus Perez

Redmond Little League’s majors softball all-stars, from left to right, Ainsley Barcalow, Kati Cygan, Ella Enich, Livy Ruess, Julia Cady, Addy Ruess, Zoey Cooper, Simone Loving-Williams, Abby Hartman, Daisy Walker, Ella Carter, Maggie Enich and Mia Perez. Photo courtesy of Gus Perez

Redmond blasts past NorCal at West Regionals

Locals will play Nevada again tomorrow.

Maggie Enich drove in the game-winning run with a blistering single up the middle in the bottom of the fifth inning to keep Redmond alive in the Little League Softball West Regionals.

Redmond, which was victorious 12-2 over Northern California, was on the brink of elimination heading into today’s game and will next play Nevada again at 9 a.m. on July 29 in another loser-out contest in San Bernardino, California. Nevada beat Redmond, 11-1, earlier in the tourney. All games are livestreamed on ESPN+.

The local major all-stars powered their way to victory with 12 hits and a multitude of stolen bases against Red Bluff.

Redmond (11-2) burst open the floodgates in the second inning with six runs on four hits to hold a 6-1 lead. Eleven batters stepped up to the plate during the inning.

During the second, “Crazy” Daisy Walker hammered a two-run single to put Redmond ahead, 2-1, and Mia Perez followed with an RBI single. Maggie Enich lined a two-run, bases-loaded single to pad the locals’ lead, and Kati Cygan — who was batting for the second time in the inning — singled home a run to make the score 6-1.

In the third, Zoey Cooper singled home a run to make the score 7-1, and Ainsley Barcalow added an RBI single. Cygan knocked an RBI single in the fourth and Redmond added another run on a groundout by Simone Loving-Williams.

Barcalow notched an RBI single in the fifth to set the stage for Maggie Enich’s game-winner that brought the 10-run rule into effect.

Addy Ruess and Barcalow both pitched strong for Redmond and Livy Ruess put her glove to work with six outs from her second-base position.


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