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Lady Raiders pick up two wins


Lady Raider softball picked up their first two wins of the 2014 season at Manson on Saturday.

Lady Raider pitching showed positive improvement. In the first game of the doubleheader, Savannah Marin struck out 10 batters, allowing only seven walks. In the second game, Kourtney Harrington stuck out three Trojans and walked only four. In fact, the second game was called after the third inning because the Lady Raiders mercy ruled the Trojans.

The improved pitching received backup at the plate led by the Lady Raiders’ Tristen Adolph, who batted 1.000 on the day and stole 10 bases. Roxanne Belgarde was .900 at the plate against Manson with nine steals. Lachelle Bearcub was the slugger for the Lady Raiders hitting .800 for the day with a home run and three doubles.

After the wins, Head Coach Jamie Lezard liked the effort and better attitude of his players.

“Team played with 100 percent effort and attitude and show good team support and stayed positive,” he said. “We need to keep it going as we move forward. Everything will be OK if we stay on the right path as a team.”

The two wins in Manson came after a disappointing loss at home to Pateros April 15 when the game ended in the third inning due to the mercy rule.

The Nannies pitcher gave up only one hit to the Lady Raiders, Lezard said, and in the field, errors were committed that cost runs.

Last night, the Lady Raiders traveled to Liberty Bell to take on the 7-1 Mt. Lions. Liberty Bell is currently the number one team in the Central Washington 2B North.

On Saturday, LR hosts the Oroville Hornets at Grand Coulee for a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. The Hornets started the season hot with wins over Omak and a thrashing of Tonasket by the scores of 27-10 and 15-3. Since spring break, the Hornets were on a three-game losing streak going into last night’s game at Manson.

Vs Pateros

Nannies 18- Lady Raiders 0

At Manson

Lady Raiders 24- Trojans 14

Lady Raiders 22- Trojans 5

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