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ROUNDUP: PATRIOTS REMAIN ON A ROLL & WOLF PACK CHOMP ON WOLVERINES

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

CITY WESTERN LEAGUE

PATRICK HENRY 10, CLAIREMONT 7

Despite giving up five runs in the top of the seventh inning the Patriots held onto beat the Clairemont Chieftains on Tuesday afternoon in league play and continued the best start since 2015.

Clairemont (6-10 Overall, 0-2 CW) who was looking for the upset of the highly ranked Patrick Henry Patriots (13-2 Overall, 2-0 CW)) scored first when Emma Huffman raced home on a wild pitch to make it 1-0, they would add another run the next inning on a sacrifice fly to lead 2-0.

The Patriots would claw back with two runs of their own in the bottom of the third inning as Kaiah Altmeyer (1-5, R) led off with a single, Jessica Dewitt (2-2, 3R, 2B) walked and Olivia Gigante (2-3, R, 2 RBI, HR) was hit by a pitch. With no outs and Lauren Nett (2-4, 2R, 2 RBI, 2 2B) coming to bat the Patriots were in business, she would smash a ball to center that went for a double scoring both Altmeyer and Dewitt to tie the game.

On the double by Nett, Gigante was thrown out at third base. Still in business and looking to add more the Patriots struck again as Edie Guthrie (2-3, 2R, 2 2B) roped a double to put runners on at second and third base, Dezianna Patmon (2-3, 2 RBI) singled to bring home Nett and give the Patriots their first lead 3-2, they would add two more runs when Laila Spracklen (1-4, 2 RBI, 2B) doubled to left field bringing home Guthrie and Chloe Wilson (RUN) to make it 5-2.

Now that the bats were alive Patrick Henry pounced even more in the bottom off the fourth inning when Dewitt scored on an error, Guthrie doubled, Patmon singled home Nett which made it 7-2, Hailey “H” Jenks grounded out but Guthrie scored to make it 8-2.

Moving to the bottom off the fifth inning with a six-run lead the Patriots weren’t quite content and Gigante added more when she bombed a two-run homer over the center field fence to make it 10-2.

Now with a comfortable cushion, Gigante came into pitch for the Patriots but ran into trouble as the Chieftains were able to push across five runs to pull within 10-7 before being stopped on a ground ball to end the game.

For Clairemont in the loss Samantha Jameson gave up 10 runs in 6 innings of work on 13 hits, she also walked 5 and struck out 3 on the day.

Jenks started for the Patriots and went 4 innings in which she gave up 2 runs on 3 hits while walking 3 and striking out 7, Gigante came in and worked 3 innings in which she gave up 5 runs on 6 hits.

FALCON FIESTA TOURNAMENT

WEST HILLS 14, WESTVIEW 2

Trailing early on the West Hills Wolf Pack (6-13 Overall) once they scored twice to take the lead they never looked back the rest of the way on Tuesday afternoon in Falcon Fiesta action.

After giving up a run in the bottom of the first inning, West Hills used an error that allowed Lily Youngdale (RUN) to reach, a single by Alyssa Borbolla (3-4, 3R, RBI, 2 2B), and a base hit by Mia Colabella (3-4, 2R, RBI, 2B) to load the bases.

With the bases full and one out Caillia Rooks (1-2, 3R, 2 RBI) was hit by a pitch which brought home Borbolla to tie the game at 1-1, Colabella would come into score on a wild pitch to give them a 2-1 lead.

Leading by a run in the top of the third inning the Pack added more as Borbolla doubled in Star Gaylord (2R) to make it 3-1, Colabella followed with another double which scored Borbolla to make it 4-1.

Sabrina Brown would give West Hills a 5-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning with another double to bring home Rooks.

West Hills would add three more runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 9-1 lead which included a single by Rooks to score Borbolla, a double by Dakotta Mershon (3 RBI, 2B) which scored both Rooks and Shannon Kim (RUN).

Westview (0-15 Overall) would finally answer with another run in the bottom of the fifth to make it 9-2.

Moving to the top of the sixth inning for West Hills. They would add a couple more runs courtesy of miscues by the Wolverines, a passed ball and a ground ball out.

With the comfortable 14-2 lead Kimie Brouard shut down the Wolverines in order 1-2-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning to finish things off.

Brouard picked up the win as she worked 6 innings only giving up 2 runs on 1 hit while walking 3 and striking out 7 on the day.

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