Folsom lost to Cordova Monday, 10-0, but despite the final score and the lack of offense, the Lady Bulldogs played a clean game.
Folsom pitcher Sierra Pettit was hit hard, allowing 13 hits, but didn’t walk anyone and did a good job keeping the ball around the strike zone and not walking anyone. If anything, Pettit got too much of the strike zone.
“Sierra can be hard to hit when she hits the corners and keeps the ball down, but the times when she didn’t do that they hit her,” Folsom coach Mike Scott said. “When she keeps the ball down, it could be a really bad day for the team we’re playing against.”
Scott said Sara Klein did a good job behind the plate, commending her for her attitude.
“Sara listens, she’s smart and she asks questions,” Scott said.
Cordova scored one run in the first, seven in the second and two in the third, the big hit coming in the second when Alyssa Penacho-Chavez hit a grand slam. Cordova’s first three batters in the lineup combined for six hits in nine at bats, driving in seven runs and scoring five.
Folsom only managed two hits in the game, one in the first inning and one in the last. Sami Allen led off the game with a single and went to second on an error, but that’s where she stayed. Whitney Mayberry struck out, Taylor Gisler flied out to the shortstop and Kacie Hurlimann grounded out to the pitcher.
Klein led off the fifth inning with a single, stole second and advanced to third on Hailey Osborn’s ground out, but Mariah Lobland struck out to end the game.
For Osborn and Lobland, it was their first games at the varsity level. Lobland, a junior, has just become eligible, while Osborn, a freshman, was pulled up for the junior varsity team when three varsity players were ruled academically ineligible.
“I thought this was probably the best game we played,” Scott said. “We didn’t have those unearned runs and all the errors.”
Folsom travels to Laguna Creek today, plays host to Oak Ridge Thursday and travels to Bear River Friday. All three games start at 4 p.m.