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CR softball close out season with a split against Lassen

  • 30 April 2018
  • Author: Brown, Bob
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By Andrew Butler

Times Standard

 

Redwoods, which closed out the season 5-15 in the Golden Valley Conference and 10-25 overall, won the first game convincingly, with freshman pitcher Ashley Stockwell allowing six hits and striking out four.

“Ashley has really become a pitcher this year, and I’m very excited to have her back next season,” White said. “I thought she pitched well and we played well all around.”

The Redwoods women played efficient offensively, scoring all their runs off just eight hits. Madison Acres led the team offensively with three hits on four at-bats.

Gizelle Lucero was equally effective with three RBIs on two hits. Megan Dunlap, Autumn Burtram and Pheobe Marsh each had a hit.

Redwoods, however, was unable to convert its 11 hits into runs in game two.

Lassen pitcher Sabrina Johnson got the win, while Redwoods pitcher Megan Cullinane had a strong game despite the loss, allowing just six hits.

Lassen’s Mia Torres broke the deadlock with an RBI triple in the third inning, and reached home plate herself on a passed ball to give her team a 2-0 advantage.

An inning later Lassen scored its third and final run off a Carissa Shaffer bunt which sent Myrissa Geer home.

Redwoods was able to put people on base seemingly at will, but was unable to find a way to get them home. The Corsairs left two runners on in both the fifth and sixth innings.

“One of our big issues was getting clutch hits when we had runners in scoring position,” White said. “11 hits and one run is kind of a bummer.”

Lucero notched her fourth RBI on the day courtesy of a fifth-inning single which scored Acres for the Corsairs lone run of the game.

Cullinane finished 3-for-3 at the plate, while Lucero and Acres each had two hits. Marracino, Marsh, Burtram and Dawn Waterman each had one hit.

“I told them that all the hard work they put in this year will pay off at some point in their lives,” White said. “Hard work always pays off in the end.” Lassen finished 7-13 in the GVC and 14-22 overall.

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