Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening, Eastern Sierra. I’m Seth Conners and you’re listening to Eastern Sierra NOW Sports Daily, Thursday edition.
The lady Eagles opened up their season on Tuesday with a loss at home to a young but talented Bishop squad. Senior outside hitter Mia Quezada was 11 for 11 from the service line with an ace to go with four kills. And junior setter Mylee Patton was everywhere for the lady Eagles. She had 10 assists, three blocks, and 11 digs in the loss. Overall, long time Eagles head coach Mel Joseph was “Happy with the teams’ energy and play. However, defensively the girls struggled to dig up the Broncos’ deep shots, not allowing the Eagles to set up their counter attack.” The lady Eagles will host a powerhouse Mammoth team that’s still stinging from a tough loss at North Lake Tahoe last week. Senior middle blocker Sky Peterson held serve really well in that one. She had 24 total serves and a couple of aces to go with 14 digs on defense. The ever versatile senior setter Madeline Le Francois was a presence as always. She got the assist on 32 of Mammoth’s 88 points go with 12 digs on defense in the loss.
First serve for Mammoth-Lone Pine is at 4pm.
In big league baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers finished off the sweep of division foe Arizona Diamondbacks last night. Mookie Betts was 2-4, his batting average is up to 318 on the year, fourth in the national league. Freddie Freeman was 2-4 with a homer and two rbi. He’s now second in the national league with a 338 batting average. The homer was his 25th of the year. Dodger starter Ryan Pepiot was really good in this one, needing just 58 pitches to go five innings, giving up two hits and no runs, while picking up his first win of the year. Final score in this one: Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks nothing. The Dodgers now have another win streak active as last night’s victory was their fourth in a row and their 24th win for the month of August. That’s a franchise record 24th win for the month of August and still counting.
The Dodgers now have a 14 1/2 game lead over the Giants in the west with just under 30 games to go. The Dodgers now hold the second best record in the majors at 83-49. They’ll kickoff a four-game series at home tonight with the Atlanta Braves who have the first best record in the majors at 87-45. It’s a long shot, but with a sweep the Dodgers could come out of the series tied with the Braves for the league’s best record. Tonight it’ll be Spencer Strider on the mound for the Braves versus Lance Lynn for the Dodgers.
And that’s a quick look at sports here on Eastern Sierra NOW Sports Daily, Thursday edition. I’m Seth Conners. Thanks for listening.