The St. Helena High softball team dropped a 19-1 decision to the Cloverdale Eagles in five innings on Tuesday at home.

The Eagles scored 10 runs in the first inning and never looked back.

The Saints’ lone run came in the bottom of the fourth as Jennifer Martin’s RBI triple scored Carleigh Long. Michelle Menegon and Lily Graff each had one hit for the Saints.

Cloverdale Tournament: Cloverdale 8, St. Helena 0; Berean Christian 9, St. Helena 0

St. Helena dropped its final two games in the annual Cloverdale Tournament Saturday. In the opener, the Saints collected two hits in an 8-0 loss to the host Eagles in 4 1/2 innings. Menegon and Long accounted for the Saints’ hits.

In the nightcap, Berean Christian High defeated the Saints 9-0 in eight innings.

The Eagles scored all of the game’s runs in their half of the eighth inning.

Tate Battistini and Tara Beltrami accounted for the Saints’ hits with two apiece.

Saints head coach Tom Norris said he was pleased with the play of his infield, led by shortstop Erica Crean in the second contest Saturday.

St. Helena 9, Marin Catholic 8

In the opener of the Cloverdale Tournament on Friday afternoon, the Saints collected 16 hits. Tara Beltrami led the way with four hits while Martin, Katie Begerow and Tate Battistini had three hits apiece.

Menegon contributed two hits and Graff added a hit.

Battistini, Begerow and Beltrami also drove in two runs each while Graff, Menegon and Martin added an RBI apiece.

Beltrami, the Saints’ starting pitcher, allowed eight runs on eight hits and recorded two strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings of work en route to a no-decision.

Battistini relieved Beltrami on the mound and got the win. She allowed three hits and recorded a strikeout in 1 2/3 innings of work.

GS Whitt contributed to this report.

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