May 8, 2013 | LXXIII, No. 6

Lady Raiders up and down

The Lady Raiders had a busy softball week, as they played Bridgeport in a doubleheader April 29, a single game against Oroville the next day, and a doubleheader against Pateros May 3. LR came away with one win.

The Ladies were informed last week that on May 14 LR will travel to White Swan for district play in game against the Cougars starting at 4 p.m.

Against the Fillies on the 29th, the Lady Raiders did not play up to snuff as several errors led to runs and missed opportunities. The Ladies lost the first game 14-12, and the second 29-11.

As a team, LR batted .526 on the day with Alana Epperson batting .778. Ashley Lezard and Riley Epperson each batted .667.

“Lady Raiders beat themselves with all the errors in the first game and could not pull it together as a team,” Head Coach Jamie Lezard said.

The Ladies rebounded the next day against the Hornets as they ten-runned them, winning by the score of 25-15 in five innings.

The team batted .739 for the night with Riley Epperson batting a .1000 and Alana Epperson swinging .833 for the game. Keya Fasthorse, Savannah Marin, Savannah Kentner, and Ashley Lezard all had good games at the plate, batting .800.

Against the north league’s all-around leaders, the Pateros Nannies, the Lady Raiders made too many mistakes to win.

As Coach Lezard explains,

The team “had a good first game hanging with Pateros for the first four innings with the score 6-4,” Lezard said. “Again the team was haunted with too many errors that cost us runs.”

LR went on to lose the first game 11-4. In the second game, the 15-run rule was evoked as the game ended after the third inning, Pateros 23-0, Pateros.

“We as a team need to work on not having so many mental errors,” Lezard said. “Even if we cut them in half, we still need to fix it.”

The Lady Raiders closed out the regular season this week as they took on the Fillies last night at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School.

LR will travel to Liberty Bell to take on the Central Washington North 2B-leading Mountian Lions on Saturday in a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m.

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