The defending state champion Raiders outscored Carson 25-2 in a home doubleheader sweep on Saturday.
With the sweep, Reed improved to 3-0, 3-0 in the DI North. Carson (0-3, 0-3) remained winless.
Reed will now prepare for its annual Easter weekend tournament, starting Friday morning at 9 a.m. against James Logan (Union City, Calif).
Reed 11, Carson 1
In Saturday’s final game, Reed and Carson were knotted at one after three innings but the Raiders broke the game open with three runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
Kenzi Goins blasted a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth that served as a walk-off, stretching the Raiders’ lead to 10 runs.
Alysha Imperato also ripped a home run, a two-run shot, that capped the scoring in the bottom of the fifth.
No. 2 pitcher Aliya Lange got the start in the circle and allowed a lone unearned run on four hits while striking out five and walking just one.
Reed 14, Carson 1
The Raiders scored six runs in the bottom of the first on their way to a five-inning win in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader.
Julia Jensen went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs, including a two-run shot in the bottom of the first.
Rheanna Smith went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles.
Jensen allowed one run on four hits while striking out nine in a five-inning complete game. She did not walk a single batter.
Spanish Springs splits with McQueen
By Mike Bradley, reporting intern
Spanish Springs split their two game showdown at McQueen on Saturday.
The Cougars are now 2-1, 2-1 in the DI North. The Lancers are 4-1, 2-1.
Spanish Springs will now jump out of DI North play and participate in Reed’s annual Easter weekend tournament starting on Friday at Shadow Mountain Park. The Cougars open with Newark Memorial (Newark, Calif.) at 9 a.m. and follow with game against Shasta (Redding, Calif.) at noon.
McQueen 7, Spanish Springs 3
The Cougars scored three runs in the top of the first of Saturday’s nightcap but couldn’t put anything else together and were stuck with their first loss of the season.
Both teams finished with six hits. However, McQueen benefited from four Spanish Springs errors. The hosts also stole five bases.
The Lancers scored two runs in the bottom of the first to cut the early deficit to a run and took control with three runs in the bottom of the third and added two insurance runs in the fourth.
Hayley Fein was charged with seven runs (four earned) on six hits in a complete-game loss. She struck out seven and walked two.
Emily Mitchell picked up the win for McQueen. All three runs she allowed were unearned. She struck out 10 and did not walk a single batter.
Spanish Springs 2, McQueen 1
In Saturday’s first game, Fein started on the mound for the Cougars and Mitchell for the Lancers.
Kourtney Townsend drew a bases loaded walk in the top of the first to put the guests on the board. Mitchell struck out the next two batters to get out of the jam.
In the bottom of the first, McQueen senior captain Haley Stevenson put the Lancers in good position by ripping a leadoff double. The next pitch she reached third on a wild pitch. Junior catcher Jesse Blanton came up to bat with one out and slapped a sac fly out to left field to tie the game 1-1. Fein struckout Mitchell to end the inning.
After the strenuous first inning, both pitchers found their groove. Both sides tossed scoreless innings in the second and third innings.
In the top of the fourth, Amidori Anderson scored what proved to be the game-winning run on a wild pitch.
Both teams finished with three hits and one error. Mitchell finished with four strikeouts and seven walks while Fein struck out eight batters and did not walk anyone.
“We played great in the first,” Spanish Springs coach Jeff Davidson said. “Hayley pitched great. I told my girls we needed to keep picking up teammates and to have some chatter in the dugout every pitch for the next game.”