East County Sports

Patriots, Norsemen win via shutouts



By Adam Paul

DEL CERRO – Patrick Henry sophomore Zoe Rutherford spun a complete-game, two-hit gem, leading the Patriots past powerful Santana, 3-0, on Monday (Apr.24) in a non-league contest. Rutherford only struck out two Sultans batters, recording most of her outs on ground balls.

Patrick Henry would break through with a run in the bottom of the third inning when Brooke Taylor grounded out, but Lily Glenn would race home to make it 1-0.

They would push across their other two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning on a bases loaded walk by Rutherford that scored Jenna Mallari, and Taylor would come into score on a wild pitch.

The lone hits for Santana would come in the top of the first on a single by Taylinn Warren and in the second inning when Anabella Heguy singled to lead off the inning.

Kyleigh Aasen got the starting nod for the Sultans and would take the loss, allowing three runs on five hits over six innings and striking out four on the day.

Patrick Henry at the plate would be led by Leila Ludwig who went 3-for-3 which included a double.

With the win, the Patriots improve to 10-9-1. The Sultans (13-3-1) have dropped two straight after El Capitan snapped their 10-game wining streak.

Valhalla 14, Monte Vista 0 (5 inn.)

RANCHO SAN DIEGO – Four Valhalla pitchers combined for a one-hit shutout in a 14-0 victory over the Monte Vista Monarchs in five innings on Monday (Apr.24) in Grossmont Valley League action.

Devyn Mack started the contest by tossing an inning of no-hit ball. Naomi Villalva struck out three in her inning of work.  Mckayla Fish completed one inning, and Liliana Alvarado allowed the only hit while striking out three in her two innings of work on the day.

Offensively, the Norsemen would belt out twelve hits which included a pair of doubles and a home run.

Fish, Alvarado, and Liliana Moscoso would each have two hits on the day.

Alvarado not only had a pair of hits for the Norsemen, but would also drive in four runs, including hitting a solo home run–her first of the season–to lead off the bottom of the fourth inning.

Monte Vista’s lone hit of the day came in the top of the fourth inning when Malea Ramey singled to center field.

With the win, Valhalla evens its record to 9-9-1 (3-1 GVL). Monte Vista falls to 4-6 (1-2 GVL).


Foothills Christian 14, Mount Miguel 2 (5 inn.)
Granite Hills 7, at San Marcos 6
Patrick Henry 3, Santana 0
Ramona 7, Oceanside 6
Grossmont Valley League
Valhalla 14, Monte Vista 0 (5 inn.)


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