Piedmont softball scores pair of big wins

(Image courtesy of Piedmont Varsity Softball / @phsvarsitysoftball)

The Piedmont High School softball team recorded a pair of 10-run victories to put its record to 8-4 on the year (4-2 West Alameda County Conference).

On April 17, the Highlanders hammered visiting Hayward 11-1 in a game shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule. Piedmont scored three in the first, two in the second, three in the third, and two in the fourth to take control early. Miya Fujimoto went the distance for the victory, allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out nine. She also went 2-for-3 at the plate, scoring two runs and knocking in two including one on a triple in the third inning. She ended the game in the bottom of the fifth by singling in Mia Leggett.

Angelina Wu went 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs. Leggett went 1-for-2 with three runs and an RBI-double. The top four in the lineup (Wu, Leggett, Fujimoto, and Samantha Ronen) combined to go 6-for-9 with eight runs and six RBIs.

Lovanita Cabanas singled in the Farmer’s one run in the fourth. Toni Crittendon took the loss, allowing six runs on three hits in 1 1/3 innings.

On April 19, Piedmont downed visiting Tennyson, 13-3, also in five innings due to the mercy rule. A five-run first and a four-run second ended any doubt. Ronen went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored to lead the offense. Fujimoto went 2-for-2 and scored four times. Sa’mara Levi went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs. Sophena Tuli went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Wu was 2-for-3 with two runs.

Wu started and went the first four innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits. She had one strikeout and no walks. Ronen pitched the fifth, allowing a run on no hits but with four walks and a strikeout.

Ashley Garay went the distance for Tennyson, allowing eight earned runs on 13 hits. She walked five and struck out one. Jada Sanders and Emilia Henriquez had hits for the Lancers.

Piedmont is next scheduled to play at San Leandro on April 24.

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