East County Sports

Patriots flip the Siwtich on Pointers



By Adam Paul

DEL CERRO – Patrick Henry exploded for six runs in the bottom of the sixth to break a 2-2 tie and would claim a victory over Point Loma, 8-3,  Wednesday in non-league action.

Point Loma early on scored the first run of the contest thanks to Aaliyah Brown who drove in a run in the top of the second inning to make it 1-0.

The lead would be short-lived by the Pointers as Henry would tie things up in the bottom of the third inning thanks to Belle Will (RBI) who drove in Izzy Ervin (4-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 3B, SB) on a sacrifice fly.

The Patriots would break the 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fourth inning when Ervin singled to center field allowing Brooke Taylor (3-4, 2 R, 2 SB) to come in and score making 2-1.

Ryoko Schroth would make the Patriots pay in the top of the sixth inning as she singled in the tying run to give the Pointers some momentum.

However, the bats of the Patriots came alive in the bottom half of the inning to flip the momentum.

Freshman Angelina Mazon (1-4, R, 2B) led off the inning with a double. Later in the inning, Mazon would come into score on a bunt base hit by Brooke Taylor that was misplayed by the first baseman. Leading 3-2 the Patriots would extend the lead to 4-2 on an RBI single by Irvin.

Now leading by a pair of runs Patrick Henry flipped the game even further with two outs thanks to McKenna Gieger (2-3, R, 2 RBI, HR) who belted a two-run shot to left field to give them a 6-2 lead. Later Leila Ludwig (1-4, RBI) would drive in Rachel Earner (RUN) and Taylor would hit a ball to short that was misplayed allowing Zoe Rutherford (RUN) to plate which finished out the scoring for the Patriots.

Point Loma would add another run in the top of the seventh inning thanks to Schroth who drove in a run.

Will would earn the victory for Patrick Henry as she three runs on seven hits over seven full innings of work while walking four and striking out eight.

On the day offensively the Patriots racked up 11 hits against Pointer pitching.

Patrick Henry improves to 6-5 overall.


CARLSBAD 9, GROSSMONT 0 (5 inn.) – It was a tough day for the Grossmont Foothillers as they were limited to a pair of hits on the day as they fell to Carlsbad in tournament action.

Carlsbad would score a pair of runs in the top of the first and second innings and then push across three more in the top of the third inning.

The Lancers would tally 12 hits on the day.

Jenna Ennis and Ashley Beard each collected one hit for Grossmont in the contest.

Grossmont is now 4-5-2 on the season.