As of Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tri-Cities Prep had too much pop last Tuesday, and the host Sunnyside Christian Lady Knight fastpitch team fell as a result by scores of 15-1 and 18-5.
“This is the best team we have faced so far this year,” Coach Kelly Harrington said of the Jaguars. “I am very pleased to see our progress both offensively and defensively.”
Sunnyside Christian, which is reviving a fastpitch program after a two-year hiatus, managed six hits in game one off of what Harrington said was better pitching than the Lady Knights had previously faced this season.
Jenna den Hoed led the way for Sunnyside Christian with two hits. Aydan Harrington went the distance on the mound in game one for the Lady Knights, setting down four batters on strikes.
Despite its one-sided final tally, game two was much closer than it would appear.
After three innings, Sunnyside Christian actually led the Jaguars by a score of 5-3. However, a Tri-Cities Prep pitching change in the fourth frame handcuffed the Lady Knights to just one hit by Kristen Broersma the rest of the way.
At the same time, the Jaguars’ bats came alive and also received help from some untimely Sunnyside Christian fielding miscues.
“We had more errors than we have had lately, but the wind was definitely a factor,” said Coach Harrington.
Pitcher Aydan Harrington went the distance again in the nightcap, with Betsy Knotts catching both games.
Den Hoed and Broersma each smacked two base hits and knocked in a run in game two
Sunnyside Christian (5-9) returns to action next Tuesday at Klickitat.