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Lady Raiders push ahead to league play


Lady Raider softball closed out non-league play March 25 against the Tonasket Tigers at Grand Coulee.

Lake Roosevelt scored more runs than in their previous four games combined, but that was not enough as the Tigers came out the victors, 22-8.

Pitching remains a big problem for LR as 15 Tigers were walked and 10 hit by pitch to give Tonasket 25 free base runners.

“This is a big problem we need to fix as a team,” Head Coach Jamie Lezard said. He also said the team needs to commit fewer mental errors that allow the other teams to score.

Lady Raider batting improved as they recorded a .645 batting average against Tonasket.

When looking ahead to league play, Lezard lined out the improvements the Lady Raiders need: “We need to work on hitting the strike zone with our pitches,” Lezard said. “We need to not leave runs out on base paths, and (must) be more aggressive on bases and on defense.”

LR has some time to work on those improvements. They do not take to the field again until their April 15 game against the Pateros Nannies at Grand Coulee starting at 4 p.m.

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