Lady Raider softball had a roller coaster week that finished with a win over the Oroville Hornets on Saturday.
The week did not start off like LR would have wanted as the league-leading Mountain Lions of Liberty Bell took their April 16 game 16-1 over the Lady Raiders. The game ended in the third inning as per the mercy rules set by the WIAA.
“(The) Lady Raiders just could not get it together after we had a injury to one of our teammates,” Head Coach Jamie Lezard said.
Not looking for repeat of the 16th, on Saturday the Lady Raiders exploded with offense up at Oroville where the score in the first game was Hornets 25, Lady Raiders 24.
Lezard believes the girls should have won but committed a lot of mental errors and left too many runners on base. Pitching errors also haunted the Lady Raiders as they walked 18 batters and hit six more with pitches.
In the second game, the Lady Raiders cleaned up the pitching and defensive errors to win their third game of the season 5-4.
“Team played good both games,” Lezard said. “We just need to work on not having so many mental errors and also need to not leave runs out on base path.”
“(The) Lady Raiders are showing positive gains and improvements as a team,” Lezard said. “We are young and still trying to put it all together. Just going to take a little time, but we as a team will get there.”
Lake Roosevelt sits in third place in the Central Washington North standings going into this week’s games.
Last night the Lady Raiders travelled to league cellar dweller Manson for a single game match up. On Saturday LR travels to Bridgeport to take on the Fillies in a doubleheader starting at 1:30 p.m.