2020 EAST COUNTY PREP SOFTBALL
BY ADAM PAUL
Original article at: ECPREPS.COM
PATRICK HENRY 11, SAN PASQUAL 3
With the score tied at 3-3 in the top of the fourth, the Patriots would ultimately take the lead for good when Lauren Nett (1-4, 2R, RBI, 2B) doubled in a run to start the scoring fest.
After a scoreless first inning, the Patriots would take a 1-0 lead when Kiah Altmeyer (3-3, 2R, RBI, 2 SB) knocked in Edie Guthrie (4-4, R, 2 RBI, 2 2B) with two outs.
A couple of innings later the Patriots extended their lead as Dez Patmon (1-3, R, RBI) singled which was followed by Shayleen Chapman blasting a two-run homer to make it 3-0.
However, the momentum for the Patriots was halted by San Pasqual in the top of the fourth inning when they were able to scratch three runs and tie the game.
Henry though went right back to business in the top of the fourth inning starting with Altmeyer leading off with a walk, Jessica DeWitt (2-4, 2R, RBI, 2B) singled which allowed Altmeyer to move to third base, she would come into score on an error. The miscue allowed DeWitt to advance to second base.
After taking a 5-3 lead the Patriots would go onto add more when Guthrie roped a double that would clear the bases scoring Nett, Chapman and Ariana Rios.
Later in the top of the fifth inning, Dewitt would knock in Altmeyer after she stole second with a double to left field, DeWitt later scored on an error and Nett would score when Aubry Purvis singled.
Chapman would only allow a single in the bottom of the fifth before inducing a game ending double-play ball.
Chapman in the win struck out six while allowing 5 hits and 3 runs while walking 3 and striking out 6 in 5 innings of work.
The Patriots will now take on the Santana Sultans on Monday at 3 PM for a slot in the championship game to be played at 7 PM.