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Page 10 The Cloverda]e ReveiUe May 2, 2019 www.cloverdalereveiile,com By Greg Clementi Sports Editor It's been said many times that the only thing tougher than winning a championship is defending one. That hasn't been the case for the defending league and NCS softball champion Eagles heading into the final stretch of the regular season, boasting a perfect 10-0 record and two-game lead over second place Clear Lake with four games left on the schedule. Cloverdale ran its season record to 19-0 with another four wins, including three in the weekend Arcata Tournament to capture the first-place trophy. The Eagles will resume league action on April 30 (after press time) against visiting Middletown, followed by home dates with Fort Bragg (May 2) and St. Helena (May 3). Cloverdale will close Photo Greg Clementi ON A TEAR -- Junior softball star Tehya Bird went a perfect 8 for 8 in four games last week, including two doubles, two homers, seven RBIs and 13 runs scored. She also earned four pitching wins while striking out 40 batters. out the NCL1 season on May 7 against visiting Lower Lake. All games start at 4 p.m. Eagles stay unbeaten The ladies began their latest stretch with an April 23 visit to Kelseyville, jumping all over the Knights in a 13-1 rout in five innings. Tehya Bird (5 IP, 4 hits, ER, 10 Ks) notched the victory, while leading hitters were Bird (3 for 3, HR, 3 runs,3 RBIs), Heather Sterling (2 for 3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Lane Hughes (1 for 4, HR, run, 2 RBIs), Janaye Hammond (1 for 4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Faith Holloman (1 for 1, RBI) and Maci Hernandez (1 for 2, run, RBI). The Eagles hit the road for the Arcata tourney on April 26 and 27, scoring wins over Fortuna (12-1), Del Norte (10- 2) and Arcata (4-1) to hoist the championships trophy. Earning all-tourney honors for Cloverdale were Bird, Hughes and Sterling. Bird enjoyed a sensational week, hitting safely in all eight official plate appearances, with two doubles, two home runs, seven runs batted in, eight walks and 13 runs scored. She also logged four wins on the mound and struck out 40 batters. WINDSOR HEALDSBURG MORTtJARY Cremation Options starting at $1095 www. whcmortuary, com (707) 894-2222 SE HABLA ESPANOL Fred Young Funeral H.ome Still. Goin Strong! Healdsburg: 473.8431 Cloverdale - 894.2540 718 Healdsburg Ave. 428 N. Cloverdale Blvd. iContinuing to Serve . I Northern Sononm Cotmty Fanfihes,I fredyoungfuneralhome.com #1944 & #2212 VETERAN -- Keller Sibert fires a pitch in varsity baseball action for the Eagles. Photo Rick Scaramella By Greg Clementi press time), at St. Helena setting the tone with three Dylan Scaramella (211 IP, 2 Sports Editor (May 3) and home against runs apiece in the opening hits, 0 ERs, 2 Ks) were solid, Lower Lake (May 7, Seniorframe. The score was knotted while top hitters included The varsity baseball Eagles Day). All games start at 4 at 5-5 until the fifth, when the Drew Edens (1 for 2, run, hit a road-bump in NCL1 p.m. Knights pushed across what RBI), Josh Lemley (1 for 3, baseball action, dropping "It was a tough week for proved to be the winning run run), Logan Axell (1 for 3, close decisions to Kelseyville us, we didn't play our best en route to a 6-5 Kelseyville RBI), Sibert (1 for 4, run) and (6-5) and Fort Bragg (5-2). against Kelseyville, but Fort win. Tyler Ruys (1 for 2, RBI). The setbacks dropped Bragg is a greatteam and I "KelseyviUe and us are The Eagles entertained Cloverdale to fifth place in the was happy with the way the very similar teams in talent Fort Bragg in Friday's home league standings with a 6-5 boys competed for most of the and abilities and when wetilt, with the Timberwolves record and an even 9-9 overall game/, CHS coach Ben Westplay each other it comes down erasing a 2-0 deficit in a five- heading into the final week of said. "The goal is to keep that to the teams that capitalize on run seventh inning to score the regular season, focus into this week and capi- big plays and make fewestan unlikely, 5-2 victory. The boys will begin a push talize on opportunities we mistakes," West noted. "They Scaramella (6 IP, 4 hits, 3 for a possible postseason have in close games." were able to capitalize on our ERs, 2 Ks) deserved a better berth this week with final The April 23 visit to mistakes this game." fate, while leading batters league games with Kelseyville was a back-and- Pitchers Keller Sibert (3.2 were Lemley (1 for 3, 2B, run) Middletown (April 30, after fourth battle, with the teams IP, 6 hits, 2 ERs, 4 Ks) and and Edens (1 for 3, run). uson @cloverdalereveille Call for reservations 707-857-3264 2171,2: Geyserville Ave, 6eyserville, CA 9544.1