BY ADAM PAUL
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PATRICK HENRY 11, HIGH TECH SD 1 (5 INNINGS)
Out at Robb Field in Ocean Beach the Patrick Henry Patriots (12-2) rode the wave of the mighty bat of Edie Guthrie who drove in 5 RBIs on the day on Thursday afternoon.
Patrick Henry who came into the contest on a four game winning streak started rolling in the bottom of the first inning with Kaiah Altmeyer (2-3, 2R, SB) leading off with a single, she proceeded to steal second base, Jessica Dewitt (1-3, 2R) walked.
Altmeyer would come into score when Lauren Nett (1-4, 2R, RBI, SB) knocked her in which made it 1-0, Nett stole second base to put runners at second and third.
With runners in scoring position and no outs Edie Guthrie hit a ball to center field that scored both Dewitt and Nett to push the lead to 3-0 and in the process Guthrie ended up at second base. A couple of batters later Guthrie would come around to score when Dezianna Patmon (2-3, RBI, 3B) singled.
Leading 4-0 the Patriots added another run in the bottom of the second inning when Altmeyer doubled and came into score on an error by the Storm to make it 5-0.
More of the same for Patrick Henry in the third inning courtesy of Guthrie who drove Nett home which made it 6-0, Olivia Gigante (1-1, R, 2 RBI, HR) followed with a 2-run deep blast over the right field fence to make it 8-0.
After the two-run homer by Gigante, Patmon roped a ball to center field for a triple and when she tried to stretch it into an inside the park home run she was thrown out at the plate. The next batter Savannah Sutton (1-2, R, RBI, HR) smashed 2-0 count over the center field fence for a solo blast to make it 9-0.
High Tech High SD (4-7) would finally breakthrough in the top of the fifth inning as Rachel Warrens (1-3, RBI, 2B) doubled in Danye Albritton (RUN) to make it 9-1.
The Patriots would go onto erase the run with two of their own in the bottom of the fifth inning when Guthrie would drive a shot to left field that would score both Maya Dickerson and Dewitt for a double that promptly ended the game under the run rules.
Gillian Weinstein took the loss for the Storm as she only lasted 2.1 innings in which she gave up 9 runs on 9 hits while walking 1 and striking out 1, Warrens who came into relieve Weinstein pitched 2.1 innings in which she gave up 2 runs on 2 hits while walking 4 and striking out 1.
Patrick Henry used two pitchers on the day starting with Hailey “H” Jenks who went 3 innings and picked up the victory while giving up 0 runs on 0 hits and walking 3 and striking out 7, Gigante who came and worked the final 2 innings gave up 1 run on 2 hits while walking 2 and striking out 2 on the day.