Senior Carolyn Dallimore was sensational at Los Banos High on March 15. The former Western Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player aided in crushing Los Banos to the tune of 13-3 last Friday with a pair of home runs.

Dallimore finished the day going 3-3 at the plate with five RBIs, two runs and the aforementioned two home runs.

In total, seven Patterson players joined the hitting parade that produced 11 knocks off Los Banos pitching.

The game was tied 3-3 heading into the top of the third inning, but the game was blown wide open when Patterson broke the stalemate with an eye-popping 10 runs in the third frame. Los Banos was unable to score again the rest of the game, resulting in a 13-3 mercy rule victory after five innings of play.

Freshman Sariah Perez had a multi RBI day, going 2-4 with three RBIs.

Junior Carli Medina chipped in, going 1-2 with three runs, two RBIs, a walk and a stolen base.

Senior Lily Espinoza was 2-3 with a run, and sophomore Danielle Wera Torres finished 1-2 with an RBI, two walks and a stolen base.

Senior Alexis Zavala and sophomore Delihla Garcia combined for five innings on the mound. Zavala recorded two innings pitched, yielding two walks while striking out a pair. Garcia pitched three innings, allowing four hits, a walk, three earned runs while recording six punchouts.

Dallimore was not the only player to homer on Friday. Los Banos freshman Katie Aragona had all three RBIs for Los Banos, with a home run in the first inning.

Tigers fend off late rally from Hughson

Through six innings of play Patterson was cruising, but a four-run rally in the top of the seventh inning gave the Tigers a little scare before Zavala was able to shut the door and give Patterson an 8-6 victory on March 14.

The Patterson offense exploded with five runs in the third inning to hold a 5-0 lead over Hughson.

Zavala pitched four shutout innings before Hughson was to break through with a run in both the fifth and sixth innings, to cut the lead to 5-2.

Patterson responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame to establish a dominant 8-2 lead heading into the final frame, but Hughson took advantage of defensive errors to rally for four runs.

Overall Zavala threw a complete game for Patterson, yielding seven hits, five earned runs, and a walk while striking out five.

Medina was a catalyst for the Tigers, going 3-4 at the plate with a pair of runs, an RBI and two doubles.

Garcia also recorded a double, going 2-4 with a pair of RBIs and a run.

Perez contributed with two RBIs, a double and a stolen base.

PI sports writer

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