Wily City Knights softball team outplays 5th ranked Rio Hondo

Donovan Terblanche

City Knights played 5th ranked Rio Hondo at home the afternoon of Feb. 18. and won.
Starting pitcher Erika Beasley, who although stricken with the flu pitched superbly, kept her team in contention the entire game.
The knights took an early jump in scoring and maintained their lead throughout the game.
The powerhouse for the lady knights, and winner of the biggest smile, Caitlin Aimalefoam, hit the only home run of the game deep into center field and rounded the bases brimming form ear to ear. On returning to home she was swarmed by her teammate and coach.
“We play for each other and we came together well as a team, which is why we are winning more games,” said Beasley of her effort and that of the team. This was clearly evident in the motivation and teamwork on display.
The girls had one more hit in the fifth with a steal to second but unfortunately would be struck out.
With Beasley clearly not well, she allowed runners on base in the sixth inning. With the next ball there would be drama as the runner came home, but the Hondo player on first was called for interference.
The umpire called the out on first and the runners were returned to their original positions. Cooler heads would eventually prevail and the game continued after much verbal banter between teams and the umpire.
Beasley struck out the next batter up from Hondo and Olivia Lamar caught the last out at the top of the sixth.
At the bottom of the sixth Aurora Tellez smashed the ball taking her to first. She stole bases ending up on third. The over would end with two more runs being scored.
The seventh was a blur of strikeouts and run outs ending a remarkable game and allowing the girls a 5-2 victory.