East County Sports

Patrick Henry Knocks Off The Marauders



By Adam Paul

DEL CERRO – Patrick Henry behind ten hits topped the Mira Mesa Marauders 5-3 on Friday afternoon in City Western League action.

Trailing 1-0 the Patriots would tie the game in the bottom of the first inning behind an RBI groundout by Belle Will (1-4, RBI).

They would take the lead in the bottom of the second inning when Izzy Ervin (2-3, 2 R, RBI, 3B) singled in a run and Sophia Sanchez (1-3, RBI) extended the lead with another RBI single to give them a 3-1 lead.

Mira Mesa would tie the game in the top of the third behind a two-run home but Patrick Henry would answer back to retake the lead as Leila Ludwig (1-2, RBI) drove in Brianna DeGuzman and Zoe Rutherford (2-2, R, 2B) would score on an error by Mira Mesa to make it 5-3.

Will would pick up the win for the Patriots as she went three innings allowing three runs on four hits while walking three and striking out five. Rutherford came in and pitched four innings of relief allowing no runs on one hit while striking out two.

Patrick Henry moves to 14-11 overall and 3-3 in league play while Mira Mesa falls to 7-17 overall and 1-5 in league.



SANTANA 2, GROSSMONT 0 – With both teams strong in the circle the scoring would be minimal and in the end, the Sultans would bookend runs to come out on top over the Grossmont Foothillers in non-league action on Friday.

Santana would score the first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning on a ball hit by Ashlyn Darrow that was misplayed to make it 1-0.

Later in the game in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Sultans would add their other run on a solo home run by Emma Schneider over the left field fence.

Aurelia Dawson who started for the Sultans earned the win as she allowed no runs on five hits over seven innings in which she struck out eight.

For Grossmont, Saraya Roope went six innings allowing two runs on five hits while walking one and striking out three.

Nakhia Lee led Grossmont at the plate with her 2-for-3 performance.

Santana improves to 10-14 overall while Grossmont falls to 9-10-2.


CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC 8, CHRISTIAN 5 – Despite outhitting the Cathedral Catholic Dons by a 10-9 mark the Christian Patriots couldn’t overcome early runs scored by the Dons on Friday.

Keels Carrizosa would give the Patriots an early 1-0 lead when she drove in a run in the top of the first inning.

Cathedral Catholic though would answer with four runs in the bottom half of the inning to lead 4-1.

Christian tried to mount a rally in the top of the third inning trailing 6-1 as they would score four runs themselves to pull within 6-5.

Lucy Sherburne would drive in Taylor Krystek to make it 6-2, a couple of batters later Carrizosa drove in Sherburne to make it 6-3, Samantha Baca followed with an RBI double scoring Ashley Wood and Baca would a few batters later with two outs score on a wild pitch to finish out the scoring.

Ava Barrios would take the loss for the Patriots as she allowed eight runs on seven hits over three innings while walking eight and striking out three.

Cathedral Catholic moves to 18-5 overall while Christian falls to 19-6-1.


SANTA FE CHRISTIAN 14, GRANITE HILLS 4 (5 INN) – Olivia Anderson drove in four runs on two hits to help propel Santa Fe Christian to the convincing win over the visiting Granite Hills Eagles on Friday afternoon.

Trailing 7-0 the Eagles would finally come alive in the top of the third inning as they took advantage of an error on a ball hit by Audrey Smale that allowed Alyssa Heninger to score to make it 7-1, Mia Downes would later pop out to left field which was deep enough for Sofia Mujica to tag up and race home for the score making it 7-2, Alexis Mujica followed with a base hit and Smale scoring on the throw to make it 7-3.

Granite would add one last run in the top of the fifth when Sofia Mujica scored on a pop-out that was deep enough for her to tag and score.

Payton Sos would take the loss for the Eagles as she only lasted an inning and a third in which she allowed six runs on four hits while walking two.

Granite Hills sees their three-game winning streak snapped and is now 12-9 on the season.