Island sports: Alameda High School softball update
Alameda 10, Sonoma Valley 2
The Hornets displayed a well rounded effort on Saturday in their first game of the year. They had 15 hits and at least one hit in every inning. Seven players had at least one hit. Eight players scored at least one run. The Hornets also displayed a strong defense to keep Sonoma Valley in check. Katherine Johnson, Megan Averitt, and Mia Musso lead the Hornet offense with three hits apiece. Katherine also had a solo home run, scored three runs, and had three RBIs. Jessica Ravetti caught a fine game, had two hits and an RBI. Carrie Lee pitched a seven-inning complete game allowing only three hits and one unearned run striking out four and walking one. Carrie also had a single, double and three RBIs.
Alameda 7, Maria Carillo 2
The Hornets broke open a tie game in the top of the seventh on Saturday, scoring five runs to get the win. Hits by Megan Averitt and Carrie Lee and Katherine Johnson’s fourth RBI of the day resulted in a two-run lead in the first inning. Maria Carillo scored an unearned run in the bottom of the inning. They tied in on a solo home run sixth inning. Hornets small ball also caused four errors by the Maria Carillo defense. A leadoff hit by Alicia Fong and an RBI double by Drew Jones started the seventh inning rally. Bunts by Anastasia Scheichl and Alexis Konstantino put pressure on Maria Carillo’s defense, caused errors on the sacrifice bunts put runners in scoring position with no outs. Mia Musso’s two-run single capped the rally and put the game out of reach. Katherine Johnson duplicated her teammate’s effort in the first game by pitching a seven-inning complete game, allowing only four hits and one walk while striking out three. Katherine had plenty of help from her defense as Alexis also made a nice running catch to end the first inning by going a long way to flag down the foul fly. Anastasia made a backhanded lunging catch on a pop fly in short right field.