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Knights Come From Behind to Run-Rule Grossmont, 10-2

2/27/2013

SDCC scored 10 runs in the fourth and fifth innings combined to come from behind and run-rule the Grossmont Grifins, 10-2, in the Knights' conference home opener. Jazmine Hamme went 2-for-3 with a home run in the fourth inning that sparked the Knights comeback. Amanda Muller (8-4) earned her eighth win in the circle.

Grossmont took a 2-0 lead after scoring a run in each the second and third innings, but that would be all Muller and the Knights' defense would allow. The Griffins managed to get 10 hits off Muller, but were held to just those two runs.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Hamme led off with a solo home run to left field that seemed to energize the rest of the Knights. Later in the inning, McKenna Clarke hit a single that brought in pinch-runner Lisa Ingels from second base to tie the game at 2-2. Karla Ferreira followed with a single of her own that scored Irene Arredondo from third base to give SDCC its first lead. Meghan Shaw then forced an error by Grossmont shortstop Clarissa Norris that enabled Clarke to cross home plate.

The Knights exploded for six more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and forced the game to be ended due to the 8-run rule. Hamme, Crystal Hernandez and Jonna Kallstrom, Arredondo, Clarke, and Ferreira started the inning off with six consecutive singles that produced four runs. The Knights finished the Griffins off after back-to-back squeeze bunts by Lisa Pena and Shaw led to two more runs.

The win snapped a two-game losing streak and improved the Knights overall record to 9-8-1. Their PCAC record is now 1-1.