The Edmond Sun

August 19, 2013

Heath just misses perfect game


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Edmond Santa Fe’s Jobi Heath came up just a bunt single away from hurling a perfect game on Aug. 15 in an 11-0 whitewash of Lawton at Edmond Santa Fe High School.

“She threw really well in her fist start. Jobi was just released Tuesday (Aug. 13) from a full ACL tear in the semifinals of the state basketball tournament in February,” said Santa Fe head coach Rhonda Lawson. “She was released in less than five months to participate in sports ... what an athlete this young lady is. Not many could return so soon — if at all — after such a tragic injury. We are so proud Jobi is back and playing for us once again.”

Heath, also an avid golfer, missed the entire spring for the Wolves on the links.

The triumph gives the Lady Wolves a 1-0 start on the season with three rainouts. Santa Fe competes tonight at Norman North. First pitch is 6:30.

Jobi pitched all five innings of the run-rule with 11 strikeouts and the bunt single which was legged out in a close play at first by a speedy Lady Wolverine.

Santa Fe picked up the only run it needed in the bottom of the second inning when Britney Forest came home on a misplayed ball off the bat of Morgan Ortiz. Forest, who batted 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored, led off the frame with a base hit.

In the third, Lady Wolf Aliyah Young hit a 2-out, bases-clearing double for a 4-0 cushion. Santa Fe batted around in the fifth to plate seven runs to end the contest.

Young ended the game 1-for-2 with four runs batted in and teammate Kaylee Foskin led all hitters with a 3-for-4 performance and two runs scored. Sarah Everhart and Monica Jones (2 runs) chipped in 2-for-4 showings with two RBIs apiece.