Brawley nabs tourney win
ESCONDIDO — The Brawley Union High softball team defeated Valhalla 6-4 on Monday night in Cougar Classic action here to improve to 2-2 on the season.
Jalyn Ayala picked up the win, giving up five hits while tallying 10 strikeouts.
Haylee Garcia had the game-winning three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to give Brawley the win.
Garcia finished 2-4 with three RBIs, a home run and a run scored; Lilly Martinez went 2-3 with an RBI, Brianna Hoffman went 2-4 with a double; Savannah Contreras had a hit and an RBI; Jalyn Ayala had a hit and a run scored, and Mikalyn Emanuelli had a hit.
Also for Brawley, Vanessa Ferrel and Dana Alvarado each had two runs scored.
The Wildcats move on to the tourney semifinals in the Bronze Bracket with the results, which was played Tuesday night.
If they win, Brawley will play in the finals and face the winner of Grossmont and Torrey Pines late Tuesday night in Escondido.