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Ike pitcher tosses no-no against SHS

PREP FASTPITCH SOFTBALL

YAKIMA – Eisenhower’s Abigail Watkins pitched splendidly last Friday against visiting Sunnyside.

She recorded a no-no with nine strikeouts to her credit.

On offense Eisenhower went on a scoring run in the second inning, tallying eight of its 12 runs in the shutout.

Sunnyside Coach Ralph Mendoza said the Lady Grizzlies committed six errors that helped the Cadets score 12 runs on a total of five hits.

“Our pitcher, Amber Cornwell, pitched well…our defense just didn’t make the plays,” said Mendoza.

In the nightcap, Sunnyside was able to get two hits. One of those hits came from Malloree Cupp (1-for-3). Claudia Marchen connected with the ball 1-of-2 times for an RBI. The runner to score on that hit was Shawna Santini, who was on base due to a base on balls.

Mendoza said Santini was in position to score after stealing bases.

“We just can’t do much with only two hits,” he said.

On the mound during the nightcap was Monique Gill.

Eisenhower won the second game 10-1, but the Lady Grizzly defense fared much better. They allowed the Cadets 10 runs on 14 hits and committed just one error.

Sunnyside (1-16) will travel tomorrow (Tuesday) to Kiwanis Park in Yakima to compete against Davis. The two teams will end the regular season at Lincoln field in Sunnyside this coming Saturday with a doubleheader.

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