PHS softball ends season on high note
by PI Staff
May 16, 2012 | 394 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Patterson High softball team completed a season-series sweep of Ceres’ Central Valley High with a 3-1 Western Athletic Conference victory May 8.

The Tigers went 2-0 this year against the Hawks, the second time they’ve swept the season series since 2010.

Patterson (4-18 overall, 3-9 WAC) ends the campaign having won two consecutive conference games dating back to a 6-1 besting of Pacheco High of Los Banos on May 3.

“It was big for us to finish the season with another win,” Patterson coach Jennifer Hamm said. “This wasn’t the type of season that Patterson is familiar with. But through it all, I felt that there was some success.

“The girls really started to grow into their positions and gave teams a little taste of what is to come in the years ahead.”

Patterson’s Keana Lindsey went 2-for-4 with a triple, double and an RBI in last week’s win over the Hawks (4-17, 1-11). Fellow freshman Kianna Garza also had two hits — two doubles and an RBI — while sophomore Sadie Schut had a single and an RBI.

“For being young, this team showed everyone that if they stick together and keep working, that it can be a success from here, moving forward,” Hamm said. “There is some really good talent coming into the program next year from the junior varsity team. It’s going to be a hard decision on who will be a part of next year’s squad.”

Schut also had a solid outing inside the pitcher’s circle, working six innings to earn the win. The right-hander allowed one hit, one earned run, struck out three and walked four.

Tiger freshman Bailey Boschi closed the game, pitching the final inning and striking out two.

“I’m very proud to have coached these girls and to see how much they have improved throughout the season,” Hamm said.

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