East County Sports

Hawks split doubleheader with Leopards

2019 SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN HAWKS SOFTBALL

East County Sports staff report

LA VERNE (2-21-2019) — San Diego Christian College started to play a seriers of rain make-up ballgames Wednesday (Feb. 20), gaining a road split at La Verne.

The host Leopards took a 4-3 walk-off decision in the opener, but the Hawks (5-3 overall) rebounded to easily claim the nightcap, 10-4.

In Game 1, the Hawks rallied from an early deficit to take a 3-1 lead. In the fourth innings, Kayla Mack double home Montana Potts to tie it, then Potts delivered a 2-run double to left-center field in the sixth, scoring Elizabeth Wilson and Emily Espino.

However, La Verne would answer with three runs in the seventh withg a one-out rally.

Potts led the Hawks with two hits and two RBI. Game 2 was much more favorable for the Hawks, who scored two runs in the first, four in the second and a run in the third.

The Hawks scored their seven runs off of just two hits, yet were bolstered on a pair of La Verne errors and a bases-loaded walk.

San Diego Christian added single runs in the fifth, sixth, and seventh. La Verne committed four errors and outhit the Hawks. Potts tallied two more hits, while Noemi Farfan earned the pitching win.

The Hawks open Golden State Athletic Conference play Tuesday (Feb. 26) at 9th-ranked Hope International in Fullerton.

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