The Lady Raiders dropped two games to Davenport last Saturday in cold wet weather that forced two rain delays. Lady Raider pitching had a hard time finding rhythm and walked in 17 runs in the first game and eight more in the second.
Batting improved for LR as they had runners in scoring position several times and even loaded the bases four times. But the Lady Raiders, being unable to bring those runners home, led to both final scores for the doubleheader favoring Davenport 22-1 and 27-5.
Head Coach Jamie Lezard noted that Tristan Adolph, Riley Epperson and Savannah Kentner all batted .800 for the day. And the team did improve from their previous outings, he said.
“We need to score more runs and not leave them all out in base paths,” Lezard said, and pitchers need to work on hitting strike zones more.
The Lady Raiders will look to improve on those skills and try for their first win this week as they travel to Pateros for single game tonight. The Nannies come into the game with a 2-2 record, with both wins against Omak.
This Saturday, the Manson Trojans will travel to Grand Coulee Dam Middle School as they will be the Lady Raiders’ home opener in a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m.