Scots score again


Scott Schulze, Staff Writer

The Carlmont Scots played an all amazing game to take a major comeback against Half Moon Bay on Tuesday.

Half Moon Bay held the lead against the Scots until the Scots fought back and scored five runs in the sixth inning.

Half Moon Bay took the early lead on Carlmont when their third player up to bat hit a home run out over center field. This raised the spirits of Half Moon Bay, while crushing the spirits of the Scots.

IMG_9848The Cougars were able to score another run in the third inning. They managed to get runners on both second and third base. The next batter hit the ball like a bullet straight to center field. The Scots managed to only let one run in, bring the score to 2-0 Half Moon Bay.

Junior Mariko Kondo said, “Half Moon Bay scored early on in the game. We were having trouble adjusting to the pitcher, which kept us from getting players on base. We tried to keep their chanting from getting in our heads and we started fighting back harder.”

The Scots first scored when senior Melissa Pekarek got on base. She helped raise the spirits of the whole team when she stole for second base and then for third base. Pekarek scored on a hit by teammate Jacey Phipps.

The Scots then saw their chance at coming back and winning the game.

Senior Gabriella Pons said, “Once Melissa scored we all got really excited because we saw our change at a come back.”

The sixth inning rally for the Scots started with a bunt hit by Pons. She managed to make it to first base on an error made by Half Moon Bay. A few moments later, all the bases were loaded with no outs.

Senior Danielle Giuliacci came up to bat and had a huge hit to center field, bringing in two runs and leaving a player on first and third base. Giuliacci stole second, causing Half Moon Bay make an error throwing to second and letting the player on third run in for a score of 4-2 Scots.

Junior Kirra Loucks then hit a double, bringing in Giuliacci for a score of 5-2.

Pekarek bunted to move Loucks from second base to third base, getting her into scoring position. She comes in on a pop fly hit by senior Kelsey Ching, which was not caught. This bring the score to 6-2.

The game ended quickly after the bottom of the sixth inning, since all the Scots had to do was get three more outs.

Ching said, “It was a really good and closely matched game. It was really fun to see how we were able to go on a big rally based on a bunt.”