East County Sports

Six-Run Sixth Helps Patriots axe Scripps



By Adam Paul

SAN DIEGO – The number six was an excellent number for the Christian Patriots in which they wracked up six runs in the sixth inning to propel themselves to a 7-1 victory over Scripps Ranch in City Eastern League action Friday.

Both teams pitching-wise were holding the other offenses at bay with Christian’s Ava Barrios keeping the Falcons hitless late into the contest.

Still scoreless in the top of the fifth things weren’t looking well for the Patriots but Giselle Colmenero (1-2, R) changed that as she laced a single to center-field, she would come around to score when Tyler Krystek (2-3, 2 RBI, 2B) lined a double to center-field to make it 1-0.

Leading 1-0 the Patriots broke the game wide open in the sixth inning as Ashley Wood (1-3, R, RBI) drove in a run, Keels Carrizosa (1-3, R, RBI) drove in a run, Sammy Baca (1-4, R, 3 RBI, HR) would deal the big blow as she belted a three-run home run deep to center-field scoring Carrizosa and Lily Reyes (RUN) which was finalized later by Tyler Krystek driving in Kayleigh Martin (1-3, R) to give them a 7-0 lead.

Scripps Ranch would finally break up the no-hitter and get on the board off Barrios as Eva Frye led off the inning with a solo home run.

Barrios would pick up the win which was her tenth victory of the season for the Patriots as she allowed one run on one hit over six innings while walking four and striking out six. Sienna Staite came in and tossed an inning of relief shutout ball allowing one hit.

On the day the Patriots tallied up 11 hits in the league win including Kaitlyn Moody going 2-for-4.

Christian now winners of two games in a row move to 12-4-1 overall and 1-0 in City Eastern League action while Scripps Ranch falls to 9-5 overall and 0-1 in league play.


PATRICK HENRY 12, VALHALLA 2 – Big win Friday for the Patrick Henry Patriots as they cruised to the convincing road win which included three home runs in non-league action.

Patrick Henry started their scoring in the first inning which included an RBI single by Zoe Rutherford (3-4, 2 RBI, 2B) and Angelina Mazon (2-4, R, RBI) would drive in the other run.

They would add more in the top of the third thanks to Belle Will (2-3, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2B, HR) who belted her fourth home run of the season a two-run shot deep over the center-field fence to put them ahead 4-0.

Valhalla would answer in the bottom of the fourth and cut the deficit in half thanks to Devyn Mack who homered to center-field for a two-run shot of her own to make it 4-2.

However, the Patriots answered back in the top of the fifth inning scoring five runs on five hits. McKenna Gieger (1-3, 4 R, RBI, SB, HR) would belter her East County leading seventh home of the season a solo shot to right field, Riley Teixeira (2-4, RBI) drove in a run and Izzy Ervin (2-5, R, 4 RBI, 3B, HR) roped a triple to bring in three more runs to extend the lead 9-2.

Ervin would later add another run on a solo home run over the center field fence in the top of the seventh inning.

Rutherford would pick up the win for the Patriots as she allowed two runs on two hits over five innings in which she struck out two. Will would come in and tossed two innings of relief allowing no runs and no hits while walking one and striking out four.

On the other side for the Norsemen, Lily Alvarado took the loss as she allowed 12 runs on 15 hits over seven innings while walking six and striking out three.

The other hit in the contest for the Norsemen came courtesy of Preslee Fink who also scored a run.

Patrick Henry with the win improves to 11-7 overall while Valhalla’s slide continues as they fall to 1-16 overall.