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Kourtney Harrington pitched the entire first game against Oroville last week, throwing 162 pitches, seven strikeouts, and 10 walks.

Lake Roosevelt’s team would lose both games to Oroville April 21 in Grand Coulee, but only by one point each.

At the plate, LR recorded eight hits and 12 walks. Those hits included five runs batted in, and they stole 8 bases. But leaving eight runners on the basepaths hurt and led to the final score of 9-8 for Oroville in game one.

Sean Garvin went one of two for a double and stole two bases. Kelsi Olbricht went two of three with a double and a steal.

The higher score in the second game still left the Lady Raiders short a run, 17-16.

Cassi Palmer pitched the entire game, throwing 192 pitches for 10 strikeouts and 10 walks. At the plate, LR connected for 10 hits, eight RBIs, 18 bases on balls, and stole 10 bases.

Savannah Marin batted a 1.000 against Oroville in the second game, going five of five at the plate for a double and stole three bases. Garvin went three of four at the plate and stole three bases.

Things got worse at Twisp.

At Liberty Bell April 24, the Lady Raiders lost both games of the doubleheader, 8-1 and 16-1.

Harrington pitched in the first game, throwing 116 pitches for two strikeouts and six walks. LR came to bat 25 times, connecting for four hits and five bases on balls. Savannah Marin had two of LR’s hits, going two for four. Garvin stole three bases in the first game.

The second game of the doubleheader ended in the third inning due to the mercy rule.

Garvin pitched for two innings, hurling 73 pitches for a strikeout and eight walks. Kelsi Olbricht relieved Garvin in the third, and threw 60 pitches, recording five walks. LR came to bat 15 times in the second game, connecting for three hits, one RBI, and a walk. Garvin stole two more bases for a total of five on the day.

Head Coach Jamie Lezard noted that Harrington, Olbricht, Marin and Garvin “are turning it on” lately. “Each one has picked up their performance on field each game and are continuing daily,” he said.

Looking ahead to the last few games of the season, Lezard said, “Key to late season success is to have our pitching hit the strike zone and not give up so many free bases.”

He also points to the possible return of Tristen Adolph from an ankle injury to help on the mound as another factor in a late season run.

The Lady Raiders have this week to practice before taking the field for three more double headers. The first is in Hartline on May 5 at 2 p.m. when the Lady Raiders look to avenge two earlier losses to the Almira/Coulee-Hartline Warriors. LR plays the Pateros Nannies May 9 for a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. The Lady Raiders play at home for Senior Night on May 12 against the Tonasket Tigers in a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m.

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