East County Sports

Pats sacrifice twice to stop Bonita Vista



By Adam Paul

CHULA VISTA – Three runs scored late in the contest were what was needed as the Patrick Henry Patriots broke a 3-3 tie to prevail 6-4 over the Eastlake Titans on Thursday (Apr.6) afternoon in non-league action.

Patrick Henry (4-6-1) would take what would be the lead for good when Sophia Sanchez drove in Alyssa Hampton with a sacrifice fly to right field which was followed by Rachel Earner laying down a bunt that was misplayed by the Titans allowing Jessica Alvarado to plate to give them a 5-3 lead.

Izzy Ervin would add to the lead with an RBI double in the top of the sixth inning to score Brooke Taylor.

Earlier in the first inning Irvin started the damage for the Patriots by driving in Jenel Mallari and Taylor to make it 2-0. They would add another run in the second inning courtesy of Irvin who singled in Mallari.

Irvin would lead the Patriots with three hits and four RBI.

Pitching for Eastlake was Addison Suriano who tossed five innings in the loss, giving up six runs on six hits and striking out three.

The Titans with the loss fall to 3-4-1.

Pitching wise Sanchez would also pick up the win as she went the distance for the complete game victory, giving up four runs on ten hits and striking out five on the day.


Mater Dei Catholic 11, Helix 5

LA MESA – Five runs scored over the final three innings would boost the Mater Dei Catholic Crusaders to victory over the Helix Highlanders on Thursday (Apr.6) afternoon in non-league action.

Trailing in the bottom of the third inning the Helix Highlanders (6-7-1) would rally to tie things up thanks to a leadoff home run by LaNiah Broom, an RBI double by Kamryn Evans and a ball hit by Kiana Lee Brown that was misplayed.

Again trailing the Highlanders would once again tie up the score when Kamilah Jones doubled in Broom.

Mater Dei Catholic (7-5) though would go ahead for good in the fifth inning courtesy of a groundball out by Iyana Bradley.

Analesse Garcia would earn the victory for the Crusaders, allowing eight hits and five runs over five and two-thirds innings.

Lauren Farace for the Highlanders took the loss as she allowed ten runs on ten hits over seven innings, striking out four.


Olympian 5, Grossmont 4

CHULA VISTA – An early lead grabbed by the Olympian Eagles would stand up as they would hold off a late rally by the Grossmont Foothillers for a 5-4 victory on Thursday (Apr.6) afternoon in non-league play.

An RBI single by Jade Daley and a fielder’s choice by Jenna Ennis would allow Grossmont (2-8) to grab an early 2-0 lead.

However, an RBI single by Viri Rodriguez and a two-run homer by Arianna Kumar quickly erased the deficit allowing the Olympian Eagles (4-9) to take a 3-2 lead.

A couple of innings later in the fourth inning, the Eagles would tack on a pair of runs courtesy of RBI singles by Kailynn Robeson and Sophia Aquino to extend the lead to 5-2.

Grossmont would take advantage of an error by the Eagles that scored Nakhia Lee in the fifth and after a double by Carleigh Wenck in the seventh she would come into score on an error to pull the Hillers within 5-4.

Gabriella Rodriguez picked up the win for the Eagles, giving up four runs on eight hits over seven innings, striking out five.

On the other side for the Hillers, Katelynne Parent took the loss allowing seven hits and five runs over four innings, striking out three.


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