East County Sports

Steele Canyon rolls; Pats hold off Cavers

2021 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

 

By Adam Paul

SPRING VALLEY – Kamea Seunanne (2-2, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 2B) drove in four runs with a pair of doubles to help lead the Steele Canyon Cougars (8-6) to a convincing 13-1 victory over Escondido on Tuesday afternoon over Escondido.

Seunanne would double in the bottom of the first inning with two outs to clear the bases allowing Jazmin Williams (1-2, 2 R, RBI, SB), Janea Wilson (2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR) and Breanna Lakin (1-2, 2 R) to score to make it 3-0. Later both Seunanne and Kassandra Jaggard (1-1, R) would score when Escondido committed a fielding error which made it 5-0.

Escondido (4-10) would answer with a run in the top of the second inning to make it 5-1. But that small momentum would be taken away in the bottom of the inning when Wilson blasted a two-run home run to give the Cougars a 7-1 lead. Also, scoring on the home run was Iryana Oliver.

Later in the inning Seunanne doubled in Lakin and Mariah Mata (1-2, R, RBI, 2B) doubled in Seunanne. Leading 9-1 the Cougars added more runs as Marley Rimoldi (2-2, R, RBI) singled to score Mata and Tayler Thomas (1-3, RBI) drove in Rimoldi which made it 11-1.

Steele Canyon would round out their scoring with a sacrifice fly by Davina Moya (RBI) that scored Williams and later in the bottom of the fourth inning Williams drove in Madi Villaescusa (1-1, R).

Emma Shellstrom started for the Cougars and got the win, going four innings in which she only allowed one run on two hits while striking out one, Moya came into the game and finished things out tossing an inning allowing only a single hit while striking out one.

 

Patrick Henry 5, San Diego 3

DEL CERRO – The Patrick Henry Patriots would race out to a 5-0 early on and hold onto defeat the visiting San Diego Cavers withstanding a late run on Tuesday afternoon.

The Patriots got rolling in the bottom of the first inning when Jessica DeWitt (2-3, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR) drove in Kaiah Altmeyer (1-2, 2 R, 2 SB) with a base hit, the next batter Olivia Gigante (1-3, R, 2 RBI, HR) would blast her seventh home run of the season over the center-field fence to give them a 3-0 lead. The home run by Gigante once again tied her for the County lead with Eagles slugger Sofia Mujica who hit her seventh the other day.

More of the same for Patrick Henry in the bottom of the second inning with two outs following a walk by Altmeyer as Dewitt hit a two-run home run over the left-field fence to make it 5-0.

San Diego would later in the top of the fourth inning score a pair of runs to make it 5-2 and later in the top of the seventh inning push across another run before Sophia Sanchez ended the game with a ground ball out.

Dezianna Patmon would also have a pair of hits in the game including a double, McKenna Geiger had a double as well.

Sanchez got the nod for the Patriots and also picked up the win as she tossed all seven innings in which she allowed three runs on five hits while walking two and striking out two.

 

Mira Mesa 7, Christian 4

EL CAJON – Early runs scored by the Mira Mesa Marauders were too much for the Christian Patriots to overcome despite a valiant comeback effort on Tuesday afternoon.

Mira Mesa in the top of the first inning would score three runs thanks to four consecutive base hits and another pair on an error by the Patriots to lead 5-0 after a half an inning.

The Marauders would push across more runs in the top of the second inning to extend their lead even further over the Patriots.

But the Christian Patriots didn’t go down without a fight as Allyson Moody drove in Rachel Stephens and later with two outs Kate Manes came into score when Giselle Comenero drew a two-out walk.

Another run for the Patriots came in the bottom of the fourth inning courtesy of Kate Manes who singled in Stephens to make it 6-3.

“We really played our best game today,” Manes said. “We really played with more passion than we have all season. (Mira Mesa) just hit well but we only allowed one run after those first two innings.”

Later in the bottom of the fifth, the Patriots would threaten thanks to Dawnelle Mcleod who led off with a single, she advanced to second base on a wild pitch. The batter, Comenero, would draw a walk to put runners on first and second and no outs. Unfortunately, both would be stranded.

An RBI double by Mira Mesa in the top of the sixth inning stretched their lead to 7-3.

Christian would add their final run on an RBI single by Allyson Moody that scored Stephens to pull within 7-4.

“I think it is looking better for us,” Moody said. “We just have to keep striving to play our best.”

They would put a runner on in the bottom off the seventh inning but that would be all they would get as Mira Mesa would end the threat.

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