Elizabeth Phillips' complete game one-hitter on Saturday afternoon was the latest in a string of dominant pitching performances for Mt. Eden, as the Monarchs blanked Irvington, 6-0, for their sixth straight win to open the season.
Phillips struck out 17 and walked two as she stayed in control all day against the Vikings. She then helped her own cause by going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Freshman Emma Ham drove in three runs, while Megan Londry had two hits and scored twice.
Phillips' performance came one day after Ham tossed a no-hitter during Mt. Eden's 13-0 win over Tennyson. Ham struck out eight and walked two against the Lancers, while also going 3-for-3 with four RBIs. Christiana Gumataotao added three RBIs in the victory over Tennyson.
The back-to-back performances of the senior Phillips and Ham have almost become the norm in the first few weeks of the season. Phillips had a 13-strikeout performance against Hayward earlier in the week, during a 7-1 victory, a game in which she also doubled twice.
In earlier victories, the pair combined to no-hit Mt. Diablo and hold Miramonte to two hits.
Mt. Eden will look to improve its 6-0 record this Monday, when the Monarchs host Ygnacio Valley.