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High School Softball:
Sterling in Complete Control and Shutout Gateway

Friday, April 15, 2005

By Susan Hall
SJSports Special Correspondent

Depending on which side field you are sitting on, it’s always nice to have one of those games were everything goes your way. Knowing that no team or game is an easy win, Sterling would have their way against Gateway in a Colonial Conference competition. Starting pitcher Paige Cauley delivered a one hitter for the Lady Knights and also came up big at the plate as well. A four run first inning was more than enough to win this game, but a five run fourth put this game away early for Sterling and cruised to a 12-0 victory.

Sterling did not waste anytime get this game started. Playing like its was their last at bat, the Lady Knights sent every starting player up to bat scoring four times in the first inning. From that point on, Cauley took over on the mound making it easy for the defense to do its job. Knowing that her team was back her up on the field, Cauley singled twice knocking in a run and scored twice. Carli Saraullo also found a groove reaching base three out of the four times she stepped up at the plate. Saraullo also recorded their third run batted in during the fourth inning when Sterling expanded their advantage to 12-0. Gateway was unable to extend this game past the fifth inning.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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