Leavitt controls Comets


Jenna Leavitt gets ready to deliver on the mound.

Dakotah Zabroski

Jeanna Leavitt and the Los Medanos women’s softball team took both games in a double header against the Contra Costa College Comets.

The first game was a close 2-1, while the second game the Mustangs widened the score and won 15-7.

Pitcher Jeanna Leavitt dominated the first game as she struck out seven and had no earned runs. “I go out there and try to do my best every time,” said Leavitt. Head coach Tim Griffith adds “she is awesome, a fierce competitor, and never once turned on a play.” Even Comets Cotis Yelverton admits that Leavitt pitched well.

Yelverton was not happy with his teams play. They played flat and had no energy said the Comets head coach. Madison William who plays third base for the Comets agrees with her coach, “in the beginning we were flat, as the game progressed we got it together.”

Yelverton also mentioned the fact that two of his best players are hurt and unable to play.

The game was close all the way through. It wasn’t until the 3rd inning, the Mustangs scored their first run in, when Lauren Townsend hit an RBI double to put the Mustangs on the board.

After the Mustangs scored a run, the Comets were determined to strike back in the top of the 4th. The Comets got two runners on 1st and 2nd with only one out and were ready to drive in runs, but Mustangs shortstop Kristen Misquez had other plans.

The Comets hit a grounder to Misquez and she quickly turned the double play to save runs being scored and to get out of the inning. “She had a brilliant game, she executed precisely,” said Griffith.

LMC scored another run in the bottom of the 4th to widen the score gap thanks to an RBI groundout from Mustangs Michelle Gorman.

After four inning of play, the Mustangs hope to hold onto a slim lead.

Contra Costa scored a run in the top of the 6th to make it a 2-1 game and make things interesting going into the final inning.

Leavitt stayed in the entire game and was lights out in the 7th. She had a perfect 7th inning, even striking out the final batter to end the game and protect the one run lead.

With the combination of solid hitting and solid defense, the Mustangs were able to take game one. Griffith said his team had “clutch hitting” and are improving at pitch selection. “If we can make a pitcher work, we’ll explode more than we are now.” Said Griffith.

The second game was full of offense as both teams’ bats came alive. After a close game, the Mustangs blew out the Comets and were able to end the day on a high note.

The Mustangs hope to continue this winning streak. Their next home double header is Tuesday, April 9 against Marin at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.