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Moses Lake bats too hot for Sunnyside

GIRLS PREP FASTPITCH SOFTBALL

MOSES LAKE – Sunnyside’s play in the field was was much better last Friday, but the bats weren’t connecting with the ball against host Moses Lake.

The Lady Grizzlies, who have committed several defensive errors this season, kept the errors to a minimum in the twin bill. For each game just one error was recorded.

“We played much cleaner,” said Sunnyside Coach Ralph Mendoza.

The Lady Grizzlies lost the first game 13-1 and were blanked 10-0 in the nightcap, however.

“What Sunnyside wasn’t able to accomplish was to connect with the ball,” said Mendoza.

He said Moses Lake is one of the most competitive, “…probably the top team in the league.”

The Chiefs were able to score 13 runs on 14 hits in the opener. They connected with the ball 10 times for 10 runs in the nightcap.

In the first game, Sunnyside had some success when catcher Dalia Romo started a string of hits. She hit a single that opened the door for the Lady Grizzlies.

Teammate Shawna Santini followed Romo with a fielder’s choice, and pitcher Amber Cornwell advanced Santini to third. Santini scored the lone run on a wild pitch.

Romo had a combined 4-for-6 performance at the plate in the two games. Cornwell was 2-for-2 in the first game, Santini went a combined 2-for-6 and Meagan Casseday was 1-for-2 in the second game.

Sunnyside’s fastpitch softball team (1-10) will tomorrow (Tuesday) host Wenatchee.

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