"There are too many good players here who can hit and sooner or later they are going to get their bat on the ball," Nicol said. "The pitchers aren't in rhythm because they aren't used to going one or two innings and rhythm is what pitching is all about, so you expect some runs."
Both squads had an opportunity to win it in the ninth.
For the East, Loera walked with one out against Stewart and moved to second on a wild pitch. Stewart then struck out Lacey looking for the second out. McNeill reached on an infield single to first. Nicol sent Loera home, but she was caught in a rundown before finally being tagged out at third.
The West loaded the bases with two outs against Canyon Country Canyon's Hayley Bottino. Royal's Katelyn Tollefson stepped in and worked the count to 3-1 before Bottino induced a forceout at second.
Lacey played right field in the third and fourth, second base in the fifth and sixth and catcher in the ninth. The former All-Area pick recorded an assist to end the sixth, fielding the ball at second and making a flip to sit down a quick runner.
"It was two teams with stacked rosters and it's nice when you have players like Hayley on your side," said Lacey, who went hitless in a pair of plate appearances."I was able to get to that ball and make a nice flip to first."
Loera played second in the second and center field in the fifth and sixth. She struck out in the fifth.
Trujillo, a reigning All-Area first-team selection, played first base in the second before moving to catcher in the fifth and sixth. In two at-bats, Trujillo grounded out and struck out.
Hernandez went hitless in a pair of at-bats. She played center field in the third and fourth and second base in the seventh and eighth.