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Sunnyside held scoreless in twin bill

YAKIMA - The Sunnyside High School fastpitch team did not have a good outing yesterday (Tuesday) as the Rams blanked the Lady Grizzlies in the opener 9-0 and finished the non-league match-up with a 19-0 victory in the nightcap.

"The opener didn't look too bad, but the errors we committed were costly," shared Sunnyside Coach Ralph Mendoza.

Sunnyside had two hits while making three errors and West Valley connected with the ball eight times with one error.

The two Lady Grizzly hitters who were able to get past the fast pitches of West Valley were Stephanie Sanchez and Jazmin Penaloza. The pair each went 1-for-3 at bat.

"Their pitcher was a flame thrower and she was hitting her spots," Mendoza shared of Ram Molly Rubidoux. She struck out seven of Sunnyside's batters on the night and had an RBI when she picked up the bat.

"Our team was making contact with the ball, but we weren't able to come up with any key hits," Mendoza shared.

West Valley's Emily Shepard hit a home run in the opener, further cementing the Rams' advantage.

The nightcap was a foul event, he said. The Lady Grizzlies gave up 12 runs in the third inning alone.

"We fell apart," the coach shared, stating his team committed five errors and walked three batters in that inning.

"We basically gave up eight outs, which is not good," Mendoza continued.

Maleesha Maltos of Sunnyside went 2-for-3 at bat, but her efforts were all for naught as the Lady Grizzlies succumbed to the Rams 19-0.

In the nightcap Sunnyside had a total of four hits and committed seven errors, while West Valley only committed one error and had 11 hits.

"It just wasn't good," Mendoza said.

Sunnyside (1-5) will tomorrow (Thursday) host Riverview for another twin bill.

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