By Ayoub Kourikchi
Stephanie Morales drilled a two-run triple in the bottom of the sixth and Snowden charged past Burke, 12-10, Monday at Roberto Clemente Park.
The sophomore slugger (2 for 3 with four RBIs) broke a 10-10 tie to knock in Angeline Marchanti and Hellannet Sanchez as the Cougars improve to 4-3.
“These young ladies keep on playing hard all of the time. They continue to hustle, regardless if it is win, lose or draw and they do not get upset,” said assistant coach Al Kinnitt Jr. “What also helped them was that they understood what mistakes they made and continued to fix them.”
The Cougars jumped to an 4-0 lead in the first inning after Morales knocked in freshman Mejia Madelin and senior Tania Ortiz. Morales scored on an infield error and junior Cheyenne Sulfaro came in on a bases-loaded walk.
Ortiz had a two-run single to left field in the second inning to extend the lead, driving in sophomore Alexandria Deler and Madelin. With the bases loaded later in the inning, sophomore Ana Ortiz came home on a walk and Morales scored on another infield error as the Cougars led, 8-4.
Sulfaro (4-3) pitched a complete game and collected three strikeouts and allowed six runs.
“We have a lot of young kids and June Robinson, our head coach, has been teaching the girls a lot of fundamentals,” said Kinnitt. “The girls are young and motivated and always put in 110 percent in practice and during the games.”
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