East County Sports

Patriots roll; Sultans win big; Henry hits 5 HRs

2021 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL

By Adam Paul

SAN DIEGO – Christian High’s Allyson Moody (3-4, R, 5 RBI, 2B, HR) drove in five runs on the day as she belted a grand slam to help the Patriots win convincingly 13-2 over Madison on Monday (May 24) in City League action.

Christian (3-16, 3-3 CL) would jump all over the Madison Warhawks (3-12, 0-5 CL) in the top of the first inning when they pushed across eleven runs to take an early 11-0 lead. Starting with a grand slam by Moody that scored Devyn Krystek (1-2, 2 R, RBI, SB), Rachel Stephens (1-3, 3 R, SB) and Kate Manes (2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI). A walk by Allison Van Der Zalm (R, RBI) would score Chloe Hessom (1-4, R, RBI) and she would score on an error by Madison.

Later in the inning, Manes would drive in Giselle Comenero and Stephens would come into score when Moody hit a ball that was misplayed. Also, Dawnelle McLeod (1-3, R, RBI) would drive in Krystek in the inning.

“Allyson did a great job pitching,” Manes said. “She had a great game. And Dawnelle had a great hit, too, and that was kind of the bulk of the game.”

Madison would score their runs on an RBI single and a walk that would bring in a run.

For Christian, Manes would drive in Comenero and Moody drove in Stephens.

Moody would also pick up the five-inning shortened victory in which she only allowed the two runs on six hits while walking three and striking out seven on the day.

 

Santana 19, Monte Vista 1 – Santana’s Ashtyn Niemiec drove in four runs as Santana scored eleven runs in the bottom of the third inning to run away 19-1 over Monte Vista in Santee on Monday (May 24).

Already leading 6-1 in the bottom of the third inning the Sultans would extend their lead when Niemiec drove in both Jordyn Beatty and Sammi Sullivan, Lainie Brown also scored on a wild pitch.

Madison Jordan would drive in Kaitlyn Ours and later in the inning, Sullivan drove in Brown. Both Niemiec and Ours would come to bat again and again drive in runs to round out the scoring.

Santana would get another pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning when both Sullivan and Niemiec each had RBI singles.

Also contributing for the Sultans were a multitude of players including Joey Barkhimer who went 3-4 with two runs and also doubled, Natalie Sims who went 2-3 and scored three runs and drove in a run and doubled, Gilliane Johnston who drove in a pair of runs and both Hailey Phillips and Kassidy Harper who each drove in a run.

Barkhimer picked up the win as she tossed two innings in which she gave up a single hit and struck out two.

 

Patrick Henry 25, Granite Hills 7 – Four players from Patrick Henry drove in four runs each to lead the Patriots to victory over the Granite Hills Eagles on Monday (May 24).

Patrick Henry was led by Sydney Newton, Jessica DeWitt, Kaiah Altmeyer, and Dezianna Patmon as they pounded out twenty-four hits as a team on the day.

Newton would lead the game off with a solo home run, later Patmon would drive in Altmeyer which was followed by an RBI double by Savannah Sutton.

Trailing 5-0 in the bottom of the first inning Granite Hills would get on the board as Sofia Mujica led off the inning by belting her San Diego leading fifteenth home-run of the season and also extended her own East County and Grossmont Conference all-time single-season record.

The Patriots would later push across three more runs in the top of the third inning to lead 9-1.

In the inning Malia Savage would drive in Patmon, Newton singled in Sutton and DeWitt would drive in both Isabella Dean and Savage.

Later in the top of the fifth inning, Patmon would hit a two-run homer and Sutton followed with a solo shot over the left-field fence. Also, in the inning, Dewitt doubled in both Savage and Lily Glenn and Altmeyer drove in Newton.

However, the Eagles wouldn’t roll over as Chloe Knepp led off the bottom of the fifth with a base hit which was followed by a double by Paige Baird. The following batter Makenna Hines came to the plate and ripped a shot over the center-field fence for the three-run blast to make it 16-5. Later with one out, Mujica would do more damage as she roped a double to center that scored both Jenna Haynal and Brooke LaFalce to make it 16-7.

But the Patriots answered right back as Altmeyer drove in Savage, the next batter Olivia Gigante would smash her eleventh home run of the season that also scored Newton and Altmeyer, Patmon would follow with a solo home-run over the left-field fence for her seventh of the season.

Also driving in runs in the inning for the Patriots was Savage who would single in Sutton and a couple of batters later with two outs, Newton doubled in McKenna Gieger.

On the day the Patriots hit five home runs in the game to give them a total of thirty-four for the season.

 

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