The Chieftains Varsity got out to a five-run lead in the second inning and held on for a 5-4 victory over Mira Mesa on Saturday. The Chieftains earned the victory despite allowing Mira Mesa to score four runs in the fourth inning. TheChieftains fired up the offense in the first inning, when an error scored one run. Chieftains Ari Salazar tallied a homer in the first inning scoring bringing in Bella Jameson and Elyssa Garcia giving Clairemont the 4-0 lead. One more run was scored in the second inning as Jameson singles to left scoring Samantha Palencia.
Samantha Jameson was credited with the victory for Clairemont. She lasted seven innings, allowing six hits and four runs while striking out three.
Schemohorn took the loss for Mira Mesa. She went seven innings, allowing five runs on six hits and walking one.
The win puts Clairemont in the Cougar Classic Silver Bracket semi finals Monday, 3/11/19, at 5p at Kit Carson Park. A win at 5p will put them into the Championship at 7p.