Plano West Clinches Lead in Last Inning to Defeat Trinity Trojans
3/5/2022 10:38 am
The Wolves nabbed the lead in the last inning of a high scoring, pressure-filled game, winning 10-9 over the Trinity Trojans in the last game of the Turf Wars Tournament.
West fired up the offense in the first inning, with an RBI double by Senior Catie Kim in the first inning. Then the Wolves poured it on in the second with seven runs. The pressure was on, lead by doubles from Junior Adayah Wallace and Kim, a home run by Senior Jamie Cendana, and an error on a ball put into play by Junior Brooke Hilton.
Despite falling down by seven runs in the second inning, Trinity fought back against what started as a brilliant outing for Sophomore starting pitcher MC Pollacia, who pitched two complete innings and into the third.
Plano West was down by one entering the last inning when Hilton started the late game rally, impressively stretching a line drive to left field into a double. Freshman Elyse Mikes drove a triple to the wall to score Hilton, tying the game. After two Wolves walked, Sophomore Carra Cleaves singled on a 2-1 count, scoring Mikes to drive Plano West into the lead. The Wolves then took the field to finish the game. In a three up three down inning, Cleaves struck out the last Trojans batter to end the game.
Cleaves was the winning pitcher for Plano West. She went two innings, allowing two runs on two hits, striking out one and walking one.
The Wolves totaled ten hits in the game. Kim, Cleaves, and Wallace managed multiple hits at the plate to lead the team, each collecting two hits. Remaining hits were posted by Hilton with her late game double, Mikes' triple, Freshman Kaaya Mehta, and Cendana's long ball.
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