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Lady Grizzlies unable to score against top-ranked Kamiakin

KENNEWICK - The Sunnyside High School fastpitch softball team remains winless after suffering twin losses to Kamiakin.

The Braves blanked the Lady Grizzlies in both games yesterday.

Kamiakin prevailed 22-0 in the first game with 19 hits and no errors.

Lady Grizzly Coach Ralph Mendoza said the Braves' pitcher threw a no-no.

"She was one out from a perfect game," he said.

Sunnyside's bats were cold and the team committed six errors.

"I think they are beginning to understand the importance of teamwork and making plays...they are learning how errors can snowball," said Mendoza.

Kamiakin was able to round the plate four times in the opening inning. The Braves had nine runs in the second inning, six runs in the third inning and three in the fourth inning.

The final score of the nightcap was 13-0. The game was called in the top of the fifth inning due to rain.

The weather, said Mendoza, did not factor into the outcome, however.

The Braves were able to score eight runs in the first inning of game two. Two runners scored in the second inning and again in the third inning. One more runner rounded the plate in the fourth inning.

For Sunnyside, Dalia Romo was the lone batter to connect with the ball.

The Lady Grizzlies committed three errors in the nightcap.

"We weren't walking people, which is a positive. Our pitchers were throwing strikes, but we just need to make the play on the ball," said Mendoza.

Sunnyside (0-8, 0-14) will return to the diamond today (Friday) at home against Kennewick for another doubleheader.

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