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Knights Beat IVC For 2nd Straight Win

3/19/2014

The Knights earned their second straight victory on Wednesday after defeating Imperial Valley, 4-3. Kendra Smith drove in the winning run with a single to left field in the bottom of the sixth inning.

SDCC got off to a great start in the first inning as the Knights managed to score three runs. Megan Shaw led the inning off with a triple and then scored on Katie Dowdy's single. Brianna Leigh-Pink came up next and belted a 2-run home run over the left field fence.

Imperial Valley scored one run in each of the second and third innings to close the gap to 3-2. The Arabs then tied the game in the top of the fifth inning on Sonia White's RBI single.

In the bottom of the sixth, Shaunice Smith got reached on a fielder's choice and then stole second base to get in scoring position. With two outs, Kendra Smith came up and hit an RBI single to left field that gave the Knights a 4-3 lead. 

Knights' pitcher Katie Dowdy retired the side in the bottom of the seventh inning to secure the victory. She allowed two earned runs on six hits and had three strikeouts.

Wednesday's win was the second over Imperial Valley this season. The Knights won, 9-0, at IVC on Feb 21.

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