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Baseball & Softball compete in league finals

On Saturday, May 18th, the Hawks baseball team finished their season with the semifinal loss to the number one seed Pioneer Mustangs. The Hawks came out firing when Jase Balangue hit a inside the park homerun to put the Hawks up 2-0.  Unfortunately, the Mustangs replied back with 4 runs of their own in the bottom of the first inning. The lead grew to 9-2 but the Hawks chipped away at the lead in the bottom of the fourth and came within four runs. In the end, poor mental mistakes and questionable base running caused the Hawks to fall short. Overall, the Hawks finished the season with the 6-4 record and Coach Chavez is proud of their effort and predicts great success for each student-athlete in the future if they continue to put in the work.  

In softball, our Lady Hawks defeated the Summit Charter Collegiate Academy Bears 11-0 on Saturday during the semifinal game. 

Alysa Hernandez was the winning pitcher for Sequoia Middle School. She surrendered zero runs on two hits over five innings, striking out five and walking zero.

Our Ladies fired up the offense in the first inning. Sequoia collected 14 hits.  Jordyn Sergura, Alysa Hernandez, Morgan Hunter, and Anna Wallace all managed multiple hits for the lady Hawks. Jordyn Sergura collected four hits in four at bats, she tripled in the first, doubled in the second, tripled in the fourth, and singled in the fifth, almost achieving the cycle, leading the team to Victory and advancing to the Championship game. 

During the Championship game Morgan Hunter pitched the Hawks to a 13-4 victory. She allowed four hits and four runs over five innings, striking out 11.
 

In the first inning, Sequoia got their offense started with two runs, but secured the victory thanks to ten runs in the second inning.  Sequoia’s big bats were led by Katie Salmon, Alysa Hernandez, Morgan Hunter, Kaylee Lisenbery, and Anna Wallace who all drove in RBI’s

The Hawks didn't commit a single error in the field. Kaylynn Brassfield did a great job as starting catcher as a 7th grader for a great pitcher in Morgan Hunter.  Hunter led Sequoia with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 11 stolen bases.

Coach Salazar and Coach Mendoza are very proud of how hard the girls worked all season. Not only going undefeated and outscoring their opponents 171-10 with their potent offense, but playing great defense behind 3 great pitchers, Morgan Hunter, Alysa Hernandez and Alexa Yanez. Great Job on your Championship Victory!