Softball starts week strong
The Lady Raiders started last week with a big win over the Manson Trojans April 29. The game was over in the third inning due to the mercy rule.
Four Lady Raiders batted perfectly against the Trojans: Roxanne Belgarde hit four for four; Baylee Daniels, Kassidi Boutain, and Tristen Adolph all went three for three.
On the mound against the Trojans, Adolph struck out six batters, giving up only one hit; and the defense helped to shut out Manson.
Against the Fillies of Bridgeport the Lady Raiders were a different team. Team batting average dropped in both games and runs were hard to come by.
On the mound, Adolph struck out eight Fillies but did not get the kind of support behind that she’d had against Manson.
“Adolph is finding the strike zone, but we just need to support her and help her out on defense,” Head Coach Jamie Lezard said. “We are just beating ourselves with making too many errors.”
The Lady Raiders looked to shake off the losses to the Fillies this week, taking on Oroville last night at home. Friday, the Lady Raiders travel to Pateros to face the Nannies in a doubleheader at 3 p.m.
The Nannies come into the contest hot on a 10-game win streak that includes an 18-0 win over LR April 15.
“We’re hoping that we will have our full roster for this week’s games, and to cut mental errors even in half would be great,” Lezard said.