Monday, July 22, 2024

Harvey wins key game at Hawken

Harvey scored runs in batches to win a key Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division game at Hawken on Monday, 15-5.

With the win, the Red Raiders improved to 10-2 overall and 4-0 in league play.

“We made adjustments at the plate today the second time through the order and put ourselves on the board in the fourth inning and never looked back,” said Harvey coach Betsy Hada.

Neither team managed to cross the plate in the first three innings, but the Red Raiders broke the game open with a five-run fourth.

Milli Padron started the rally with a one-out walk, and Lola Thomas followed with a two-out walk. Alexa Bailey then doubled home both runners. Alyssia Franklin followed with an RBI single and later scored on an error.

Harvey tacked on three more runs in the fifth.

The Red Raiders drew six walks in the inning to go along with Veronica Pacheco’s RBI single.

Hawken cut Harvey’s lead to 8-1 with a run in the bottom of the fifth when Sophia Mattes walked and scored on a groundout.

The Red Raiders responded with a four-run sixth and a three-run seventh after Hawken scored three in the sixth and closed out the game with a run in the bottom of the seventh.

Bailey led the Red Raiders with two hits in five at-bats and she knocked in four runs. She also claimed the pitching victory after allowing four earned runs on three hits with 15 strikeouts.

“Alexa kept their hitters guessing and did not allow some of the best hitters in the Chagrin Division to get a solid hit,” Hada said.

Franklin, Veronica Pacheco, and Abby Patlan also recorded hits for the Red Raiders. Lola Thomas drew four walks and scored three runs.

“Alyssia Franklin and Abby Patlan stepped up in clutch situations and had six RBI between them. Our designated player, Milli Padron, was patient at the plate, walking twice and getting hit twice. She scored three total runs for the bottom of our lineup,” Hada said. “They refused to pitch to Lola Thomas. She drew four walks but still stole four bases and scored three runs. Lola will always find a way to score.”

Jealeiny Serrano went 0-2 for two but she walked three times, scored two runs, and made a key catch in the first inning.

“Jealeiny Serrano, who recently got the call up to varsity, made a great catch in right field in the bottom of the first inning setting the tone for our defense throughout the game,” Hada said.

Helena Yanchar recorded two hits for Hawke and Augusta Halle finished with one.



Steve Hare
Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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