Lady Raiders had tough week
Sylvia Tonasket tags a Cashmere runner sliding home in Saturday's second game. The runner was safe. - Scott Hunter photo
Lady Raider Softball had a tough week to open the season.
Lake Roosevelt struggled on defense and on the mound, giving up many walks. Out in the field, errors allowed runs to be scored and runners to get on base. Offensively the Lady Raider bats also struggled to get runners on base and in scoring position.
Head Coach Jamie Lezard hopes to improve in all areas for the upcoming games.
"We need improvement on the fundamentals of the game within the game as far as learning what our key roles are for each position on the field," he said. "We need to work on the ability to flush the bad and mental errors as a team."
Looking ahead to the future, Lezard wants the team and fans to stay positive.
"It was a pretty hard week for our Lady Raiders, but they are staying positive and still working hard and still having 100-percent effort and attitude," he said, "and that's what we need to move forward."
The Lady Raiders took to the field last night looking for their first win of the season against the Tonasket Tigers.
LR will not have a game over spring break and will return to action on April 15 at Grand Coulee against the Pateros Nannies starting at 4 p.m. The Nannies opened their season March 22 with a 17-0 loss to the Okanogan Bulldogs.
Scores for games:
March 18th vs Almira/Coulee-Hartline
A/C-H 19 LR 1
March 19th vs Davenport
Davenport 22 LR 3
March 22nd vs Cashmere
Cashmere 32 LR 1
Cashmere 24 LR 0