East County Sports

Henry Holds Off Late Grossmont Rally



By Adam Paul

FLETCHER HILLS – Senior McKenna Geiger’s big day at the plate in which she drove in four runs led the Patrick Henry Patriots as they held off a late rally for the 11-6 victory over Grossmont on Friday.

Geiger who would go 2-for-2 including a three-run home over the center field fence run spurred the seven-run seventh inning that also included a two-out solo shot by Zoe Rutherford.

Also, contributing to the seventh-inning damage was Brooke Taylor who drove in a pair of runs, and Izzy Ervin had an RBI.

Belle Will earned the victory for the Patriots. She gave up eight hits and six runs (five earned) over seven innings, striking out five and walking six. Saraya Roope would take the loss for Grossmont. She would allow 10 runs on 13 hits over four innings of work, striking out five and walking three. Eliana Vasquez who started allowed one hit and one run over three innings, striking out one and walking four.

Other contributors for the Patriots included Leila Ludwig who led with four hits in five at-bats.

For Grossmont leading the charge was Carleigh Wenck who went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs. Both Saraya Roope who also scored a run and Jenna Ennis who scored twice and drove in a run would have a pair of hits in the contest.

Patrick Henry improves to 5-4 and will next take on West Hills on the 21st of March at 4 PM while Grossmont slips to 4-3-1 and will next play at Steele Canyon on March 19th at 4 p.m.

Brawley infielder Kiana Adame / Courtesy, Imperial Valley Press


SANTANA 2, BRAWLEY 1 – Runs were hard to come by despite each team ending up with six hits as the Santana Sultans came away with the hard-fought home win in non-league action against Brawley.

Freshman Ashlyn Darrow (3-3, 2B, 2 RBI) who started in the circle for the Sultans and picked up the win would help her cause at the plate as she roped a two-run double scoring both Sara Spry and McKenna Miller.

Jaedyn Lawson who also was in the circle for Brawley would also knock in the only run for the Wildcats as she went 2-for-2 on the day.

Darrow in the circle gave up six hits and one run over six innings of work while striking out four and walking three.

With the win, the Sultans move to 6-3 and will next play on March 18th against Cathedral Catholic.