Remember the name Yazmaris Clemente.
It appears the freshman is going to be making big softball news for awhile.
Clemente, whose great uncle was the late baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, hit three home runs in her first three plate appearances to power host Frankford past Southern, 12-1, in a Public League game.
If that wasn't enough, the freshman whose first name is an amalgam of other baseball greats Carl Yastrzemski and Roger Maris, took the ball on the mound and pitched a two-hitter and struck out 16.
Clemente opened the game with a two-run homer in the first inning, then added a bases-empty homer in the second, then another two-run shot in the third.
She was not perfect, though. In a rare display of vulnerability, she struck out in the fourth.
In other league games:
Lauren Klatcher allowed just five hits in pitching host Northeast past Kensington, 10-0.
Malika Palmer went 4 for 5 at the plate in support of winning pitcher Darshell Jordan to lead Overbrook past visiting Germantown, 21-3. Palmer had two triples and four RBIs.
Kimberleigh Tanner went 3 for 5 with six RBIs and three runs scored to power host Dobbins to a 17-7 win over Simon Gratz.
Catholic North. Sara Michalowski's third 1-0 shutout kept Archbishop Ryan all alone in first place in the division. Michalowski's latest 1-0 effort beat host St. Hubert. Ryan has now beaten its two closest challengers in the division, Conwell-Egan and St. Hubert, by the same 1-0 score. Michalowski also earned a 1-0 win over Archbishop Wood. Jill Johnstone's second-inning triple produced the game's only run.
Suburban One American. Taking advantage of six errors helped Springfield (Montgomery County) earn a 12-11 win at Upper Dublin.
Alicia Sabol pitched a four-hitter for host Plymouth Whitemarsh in a 12-0 win over Quakertown. Sabol struck out eight and walked none. Michelle Gillman hit a home run for the Colonials (8-2 overall, 7-2 league).
Shortstop Amanda Sbei went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored to lead Methacton to a 5-2 win at Upper Moreland.
Pioneer Athletic. Shelby Beaver allowed just two hits in pitching first-place Boyertown past host Upper Perkiomen, 7-0.
Nonleague. Sharae McCottry's tape-measure three-run home run in the fourth inning broke open what had been a close game and gave host Girard College a 17-11 win over Friends Select. McCottry's shot reached the base of the Girard College fence in center field, some 250 feet away from home plate and turned a 5-5 game into an 8-5 lead.
Jasmine Elum spent the winter shooting at a small round hoop with the
girls' basketball team and averaged 27.1 points per game.
She is spending the spring as the Bodine goalie defending a much larger goal for the girls' soccer team.
Elum spent the first half turning back six shots for Bodine in its 2-0 Public League win over visiting Douglas, then played the second half in the field, scoring the second goal. Anna Delvecchio scored in the first half for the Ambassadors. Gabby Jones was the second-half goalie for Bodine.
Track and Field
Heather Giovagnoli established a school record in the 1,600 meters by covering that distance in 5 minutes, 8 seconds. The previous record was held by Meghan O'Neil (5:09.5). O'Neil, who later starred at Georgetown University, and was Spring-Ford's track and field most valuable athlete for the 2001 season.
Giavagnoli's effort helped the Rams beat visiting Perkiomen Valley, 101-49, in a Pioneer Athletic Conference meet. She also took the open 800 meters in 2:22.1.
Spring-Ford also defeated Lansdale Catholic, 140-9, in that portion of the meet.