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Lady Raiders' win streak ends


Sean Garvin catches one at the fence againt Okanogan Saturday. - Al Camp, Omak Chronicle photo

After defeating Pateros on April 11, the Lady Raiders softball team suffered four straight losses, their only defeats of the season, in doubleheaders against Okanogan and Brewster.

The Lady Raiders are now second in the league with an 8-2 league win-loss record, 8-4 overall. The Brewster Lady Bears are sitting on top of the league at 10-0, 10-1.

Hosting the Pateros Nannies last week, the Lady Raiders won 8-2.

The offensive highlight of the game came from Lady Raider Sean Garvin, who hit a home run over the fence.

The Lady Raiders defense did their job, keeping the Nannies to only two runs.

"We were very defensive this game and able to stop the plays in the infield with only one defensive error in the game," said Head Coach Alissa Mansker. "Pitching was great by Gloria Michel and Tristen Adolph. Mikaylah Thompson made a great double play at shortstop, catching a great line drive hit by Pateros up the middle."

In Okanogan on Thursday, the Lady Raiders lost to the Lady Bulldogs in the doubleheader, 14-4, 12-2.

"Okanogan has a very good pitcher, and the girls had a hard time making strong contact at bat," Mansker said.

At home against the league-leading Brewster Lady Bears, the Lady Raiders lost both games of the doubleheader 14-4, 20-5. But their coach still had positive things to say about the week's losses.

"We did some great things throughout the games," Mansker said. "We had great sacrifice RBIs to score; there were plenty of great, hard hits, but Brewster defensively was able to stop the ball each time we put it in play. There was great pitching from Gloria Michel at Okanogan and Tristen Adolph against Brewster."

"The girls are having a great season, and this league loss to Brewster isn't going to be the turning point for them," Mansker added. "They are more than capable of moving past this loss and being a great team."

The Lady Raiders travel to Pateros on Wednesday, April 19, to square off against the Nannies again at 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, the Ladies travel to Tonasket for a doubleheader against the Lady Tigers, with the first game slated for 11 a.m.

The next home game for the Lady Raiders will be Tuesday, April 25, when they'll host the Waterville Lady Shockers at 4:30 p.m.

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