Inderkum Girls Softball Defeats Natomas 14-1

Garmon Stars in Tiger’s First TCC Win

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With her team in need of a win, senior Cailin Garmon stepped up to the plate – and on the pitching rubber.

Garmon threw a one-hitter and hit a homerun with five RBI as Inderkum High School softball beat Natomas High School, 14-1, in a five-inning game at Natomas High Tuesday afternoon.

The win is the first of the season for Inderkum in Tri-County Conference action.

“Cailin is very strong and competitive,” Inderkum head coach Adolfo Coronado said. “We enjoy having her on the team. She does a lot of things we ask her to do.”

Garmon and Natomas High junior starting pitcher Jervoni Culp started the game off in the first two innings with a solid pitching duel.

Neither of the pitchers gave up a hit in the first two frames and both struck out three batters in those two innings.

After Culp scored the first run of the game in the first inning for Natomas High (7-14, 0-5), Garmon and the Lady Tigers took over, scoring all 14 runs in the final three innings.

Garmon and Lynael Baluyot had RBI doubles for Inderkum (5-9-1, 1-4) in the third inning, scoring four runs in the inning.

Inderkum tacked on another five runs in the fourth and fifth innings, including a three-run homerun by Garmon in the fourth.

The junior also struck out seven batters in the five-inning complete game.

“She goes on the mound and fires and she is a big part of our team and we are happy for her success,” Coronado said. “We hope and we know she will continue to do what she does.”

Baluyot went 2-4 with a double and a single and two RBI for Inderkum. Junior Shyanna Lewis had two singles in four at bats and scored three runs.

The 14 runs for Inderkum is the second most scored this season and the first time since a 17-2 win over Hiram Johnson High School on Feb. 28 that the Lady Tigers have scored double-digit runs.

“It has taken us a while, but the girls are playing hard and doing the things we are asking them to do.” Coronado said.
Natomas High host Woodland High School on Thursday. The Wolves lost the first TCC game Tuesday to Pioneer High School.

Inderkum travels to Yuba City High School in hopes of the first winning streak since the team opened the season 3-0.

“I am hoping it is going to transfer over to our next game and win more,” Garmon said.

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  1. Lisa Epperson says

    Way to go Tigers!

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