East County Sports

COUGARS RAKE ON OFFENSE IN VICTORY

2018 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

By Adam Paul

EastCountySports.com

STEELE CANYON 10, PATRICK HENRY 0 (5 INN.)

(3-1-18) – For the second game in a row, the Steele Canyon Cougars offense came alive to plate the runs needed to win in a decisive matter.

The offense for the Cougars picked up things from the previous night in the first inning as JJ Venzor would knock in Jazmin Alvarado (2-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, 3B) who led the inning off with a single to make it 1-0.

With one out in the bottom of the second, Amanda Whipple would be hit by a pitch, Taylor Thomas (2-3, R) singled which advanced Whipple to second, DJ Demeng (1-1, R, RBI) followed with another single to load the bases and a couple batters later with 2 outs Alvarado cleared the bases with a looper to right that went for a triple.

After a couple of innings of play, the Cougars led 4-0 and would add three more runs in the bottom of the third to lead 7-0.

Leading off was Audrey Bagge (1-2, 2 R) who singled to center, Bianca Morales (RUN) a couple batters later would walk and Whipple singled which scored Bagge, Thomas singled, Dumeng followed with a walk that scored Morales and the final run came when Whipple scored on a passed ball.

Patrick Henry would finally get a runner on when in the top of the fourth, Lauren Nett (1-3) led off with a single but would be stranded.

The Cougars scored a couple more runs in the bottom of the fourth to extend their lead to 9-0.

With a runner on in the top of the fifth, Putman hits a hard ball that goes for a single for the Patriots. Unfortunately, they couldn’t get anything else.

Leading 9-0 in the bottom of the fifth the Cougars only needed to score one more run and they did so as Alvarado would come into score on a passed ball.

In the victory, Grace Richter tossed 5 innings of 2 hit, shutout ball and only walked 1 on the day.

 

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