FINLEY - Overpowered by 1A Riverview pitcher Hayley Hess, the 3A Sunnyside Lady Grizzly softball team lost 15-0 yesterday, Thursday.
"She's a flame thrower," Sunnyside Coach Ralph Mendoza said of Hess. "She's as good as any pitcher in our league."
Hess set down eight Sunnyside batters on strikes.
On offense, the host Panthers put the game away early with a nine-run rally in the first inning. For the game, Riverview scored 15 runs on 12 hits and committed no errors.
Sunnyside collected four hits and committed three fielding miscues.
Marquisa Sustaita smacked two of Sunnyside's hits during a 2-for-2 day at the plate. Sustaita advanced as far as third base for the Lady Grizzlies in the third inning, and was thrown out at home plate trying to score.
Sunnyside's other two bats were delivered by Maria Olivera and Ashley Church, who were both 1-for-2 at the plate.
Sustaita and Amber Cornwell shared pitching duties for Sunnyside.
The Lady Grizzlies (0-3) return to action next Tuesday when they host Wenatchee.
"We need to focus on the fundamentals," said Mendoza.