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.