East County Sports

Kuhlken paces Highlanders past Patriots

Helix on base against Christian on Friday. / photo by Dave Dickens

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

HELIX 7, CHRISTIAN 0

By Tyler Gribble

Special to EastCountySports.com

LA MESA – Helix High junior Zoe Kuhlken pitched six shutout innings with seven strikeouts, allowing four hits in the Highlanders’ season-opening win over Christian High.

Kuhlken also drove in the first score of the game, with a two-RBI double in the fourth inning that scored senior pinch-runner Melissa Gutierrez and junior Kasey Castro.

Sophomore Nicole Hernandez contributed three hits, scoring a run and driving in another, and junior Camryn Jonilonis drove in two runs on the day, with a single and a double.

Erin Brown had two hits and scored a run for Helix.

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