Jensen leads Reed over Damonte Ranch in 4A North opener
By Brian Walther, reporting intern
Julia Jensen dominated in Thursday’s 4A North opener against Damonte Ranch, leading the Raiders to a 6-1 home win.
The senior Nevada commit allowed just one run on four hits and struck out 12 in the complete game victory as the Raiders improved to 5-0-1, 1-0. The Mustangs sunk to 6-4, 3-1.
“We got a solid pitching performance from Julia,” Reed coach Jon Wunder said. “Twelve strikeouts, so you know when you’re getting that you’ve got a pretty good opportunity to win the game.”
Jensen helped her own cause in the bottom of the third, putting the Raiders on the board with a solo home run. Allie Hughes followed with a double and scored on a misplayed ball hit by Aliya Lange.
“We capitalized on their mistakes, we hit the ball hard and we started to find the holes towards the end of the game,” Wunder said.
The score remained 2-0 until the fifth when the Raiders scored four times.
Hughes finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three runs scored.
Damonte scored its lone run in the top of the sixth.
Reed goes to Bishop Manogue (4-1, 0-0) on Saturday for a big early-season double header. First pitch of game one is at 11 a.m.
Cougars rout Colts
Spanish Springs used an 11-run second inning to rout Wooster 17-0 on the road in Thursday’s 4A North opener.
The Cougars moved to 4-2, 1-0 with the three-inning victory while the Colts sunk to 0-5, 0-1.
Freshman Tyra Clary rode the offensive explosion to the win in the circle. She allowed one hit in the three-inning shutout. She struck out one and walked one.
Savannah Martin went 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs and a run in the rout. Aubrey Parks (2-for-3, two RBIs) was the only other Coug with more than one hit. Ten different Spanish Springs players provided at least one knock.
The Cougars continue 4A North play on Saturday with a double header at Carson (2-4, 1-0).