Panthers take bites out of Sunnyside girls


WENATCHEE – “The first game was probably one of the best games we have played against Wenatchee in a long time,” Lady Grizzly fastpitch softball Coach Ralph Mendoza said of last Friday’s twin bill against the Panthers.

Sunnyside was able to tally a total of eight hits in the twin bill, but Wenatchee prevailed 14-4, 13-0.

Lady Grizzly pitcher Amber Cornwell and teammate Monique Gill each sent runners home after connecting with the ball in the first game. Catcher Dalia Romo was 2-for-3 at bat.

“We produced some runs, but just couldn’t hold them (the Panthers),” said Mendoza.

The nightcap, too, had a few possibilities as Darinda Campos, Claudia Marchen, Malloree Cupp and Meagan Casseday of Sunnyside each took a bag on a base hit.

Wenatchee’s best inning was the first frame in the second game. The Panthers scored eight runs in that inning. Sunnyside’s defense, in the first game, didn’t allow any more than five runs in a frame. That tally came in the final inning.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) Sunnyside (1-13) will host Eisenhower.

“They (the Cadets) have a solid pitcher-catcher combination,” said Mendoza.

He said the Lady Grizzlies will need to make defensive plays to hold off the Eisenhower offense.

“Otherwise, it will be a long evening.”


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