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Lady Raiders hit rough stretch

 

Raider Sean Garvin makes a catch at center field for a third out against Brewster Saturday. - Scott Hunter photo

Last week was rough for the Lady Raiders, who took on the Almira/Coulee-Hartline Warriors March 31 and the Brewster Bears on Saturday. Both very successful teams proved to be a handful for Lake Roosevelt.

"They had a tough week," Head Coach Jamie Lezard said. "Once it was over they had a tough time bouncing back up."

The Warriors defeated the Lady Raiders at Grand Coulee in the first game 21-2. LR had 10 hits in the first game, along with five stolen bases and five errors. LR left seven runs on the base paths.

Tristen Adolph pitched for the Lady Raiders, with three strikeouts and eight walks. She stole three of the five bases for the team.

In the second game, LR didn't score a run, with the final being 23-0. The Lady Raiders did have four hits and a stolen base. Cassi Palmer took the mound for the Lady Raiders and had two strikeouts and seven walks. Adolph came in to relieve and threw a strikeout and five walks.

LR wanted to rebound against the Bears and pick up a league win.

But Brewster scored 18 in the first game, allowing the Lady Raiders to score only one run, connecting for only two hits. The Lady Raiders also committed seven errors against the Bears in game one. Cassi Palmer retook the mound, where she recorded two strikeouts, while giving up eight walks.

Then in the second game, Brewster had 29 runs come across home plate to the Lady Raiders' three. As a team, LR improved in the hit column by connecting for four in the second game. LR also stole four bases in the second game. Adolph took the mound and recorded three strikeouts and five walks. Sean Garvin also pitched in the second game, where she walked one Bear.

The Lady Raiders have no games scheduled this week.

In practice, they look to improve their pitching for the next portion of the season.

"Moving ahead I hope to see the girls playing the fundamentals of the game, always being mentally into the game and knowing each solution for each play with every pitch," Coach Lezard said. "We also hope to see the girls stay positive and hope that the pitchers hit the strike zone more effectively and not have so many errors."

The Lady Raiders return to the diamond April 16 against Manson.

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