Early Lead for Plano West Sets Stage for Victory Over East
3/19/2022 4:40 pm
Plano West defeated Plano East 10 to 5 in the first of two West vs. East showdowns for the season, thanks to a strong start. Facing 3 runs in the first and another 3 in the second, Plano East couldn't mount a comeback.
The Wolves scored on a single by Senior Catie Kim in the first inning, a double by Kim in the second inning, and singles by Senior Jamie Cendana and Junior Brooke Hilton, also in the second. Plano West tallied four runs in the fourth inning, with RBIs by Cendana, Sophomore Carra Cleaves, and Freshman Kaaya Mehta.
Sophomore MC Pollacia earned the win from the circle for the Wolves. The ace went two and a third innings, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits, striking out one and walking one. Cleaves threw four and two-third innings in relief. She recorded the last 14 outs of the game, walking one and striking out three, including the last out of the game for the win.
The Wolves racked up eight hits in the game. Kim led the Wolves on offense, going 3 for 4 at the plate and driving in 2. Junior Adayah Wallace went 2 for 2, crossing the plate three times. RBIs for the night came from Kim (2), Cendana (2), Freshman Kaaya Mehta (2), and one each by Hilton and Cleaves. On defense, the Wolves were sure-handed, committing no errors for the night. Plano West is now 1 and 2 in district play.
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