Thursday, 02 May 2013 09:40
By JASON EPP
Leader & Times
A seven-run fourth inning blew open a close, low-scoring game as the Southwestern Heights Lady Mustangs took down the Sublette Lady Larks 9-2 and 16-1 on the softball diamond, Tuesday.
“Rachel Amerin and Lexi Stark both pitched well,” Lady Mustangs coach JR Mendoza said. “ Ericka Nevarez, Viancy Jimenez, and Celia Sanchez played well defensively. Sara Eakes also made a spectacular diving catch.”
Heights led Game 1 1-0 heading into the fourth inning. The Lady Mustangs scored seven in the fourth to make the score 8-0.
Sublette got two back in the bottom of the inning, but were shut down the rest of the way.
Heights added an insurance run in the sixth.
Rachel Amerin pitched all seven innings, giving up just two hits and two walks, while striking out five.
Danielle Sanchez went 3-3 with a walk and a run scored. Sara Eakes was 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Rachel Amerin had an RBI double and scored a run.
Heights dominated Game 2, needing only four innings to run-rule the Lady Larks.
The Lady Mustangs spread their scoring over all four inning with 3, 4, 5, and 4 runs.
Danielle Sanchez was 3-3 with two doubles, a walk, two RBI, and three runs scored. Rachel Amerin was 2-3 with two doubles, a walk, two RBI, and three runs scored. Lexi Stark was 3-4 with three doubles and four RBI. Stark also pitched all four innings, giving up just two hits, and striking out three.
Heights (8-10) will travel Spearville May 9th.