10 Shot – 2013 HS Softball – Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley

The 2013 High School Softball season has started, and Mountain Vista made the long trek to face the Ralston Valley Mustangs… twice.

This game was suppose to be played on Thursday at 4:30pm.  However, due to an accident on the highway, Mountain Vista was late, and then the weather turned bad and lightning in the area postponed the game until Friday.  That was a bummer for me because originally I had this game scheduled for Thursday and the Arvada West and Wheat Ridge game for Friday.  I headed back up to Ralston Valley though to cover this game.

It was nice to be shooting high school again.  It was a long summer for me, but boy, what a week for weather.  Right before the game started, it began to rain a little and there was lighting off in the foothills.  It was all good though.  We were underway!

Mountain Vista took a 2 run lead in the top of the first.  Ralston Valley bounced right back in the bottom half of the inning, scoring 5 runs.  The Lady Mustangs took a 7-2 lead with runs in the 2nd and third innings, and held Mountain Vista scoreless until the top of the 5th inning when Vista was able to plate 3 more runs.  Ralston Valley unloaded for 7 runs in the top of the 6th inning.  Then the weather took over.  Lightning was getting closer to the field and then suddenly there was a strike very close by and players, coaches and fans made a dash for either cover in the school or their cars.

The reported final score was 14-11 with Ralston Valley winning.

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Here is the 10 Shot

2013 HS Softball - Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley

August 23, 2013: A Ralston Valley Lady Mustangs player puts the ball in play in the game against Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

2013 HS Softball - Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley

August 23, 2013: The Mountain Vista center fielder throws the ball back to the infield in the game against the Ralston Valley Mustangs at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

2013 HS Softball - Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley

August 23, 2013: A Ralston Valley Lady Mustangs player connects with her bat on the ball in the game against Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

2013 HS Softball - Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley

August 23, 2013: The Ralston Valley Lady Mustangs starting pitcher starts her delivery in the game against Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

2013 HS Softball - Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley

August 23, 2013: Ralston Valley Lady Mustangs left fielder throws the ball towards home in the game against Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

2013 HS Softball - Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley

August 23, 2013: A Ralston Valley Lady Mustangs baserunner rounds second base, headed for third in the game against Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

2013 HS Softball - Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley

August 23, 2013: A head on shot of the starting pitcher for the Ralston Valley Lady Mustangs in the game against Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

2013 HS Softball - Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley

August 23, 2013: The Ralston Valley Lady Mustangs shortstop attempts to get a batter out at first base during the game against Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

2013 HS Softball - Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley

August 23, 2013: The Mountain Vista shortstop kicks up some dirt as she makes a throw to first base in the game against Ralston Valley Lady Mustangs at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

2013 HS Softball - Mountain Vista at Ralston Valley

August 23, 2013: A Mountain Vista relief pitcher in the middle of her delivery in the game against the Ralston Valley Lady Mustangs at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

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