It seems that every time Reed enters a tournament, it ends up taking a trophy home.
The Raiders rolled Freedom, 8-2, and Alahambra, 10-4, on Saturday at Shadow Mountain Park to claim their annual Easter weekend tournament title.
— Reed Softball (@softball_reed) March 27, 2016
It is the second-straight year Reed won the Easter weekend tournament and its fifth-straight overall tournament title. Last year, Reed won all four tournaments it entered: The Victory Preseason Tournament in Sacramento, the Easter weekend tournament, the DI North regional tournament and the DI state tournament.
This year’s Easter weekend tournament was Reed’s first of the season after the Victory Preseason Tournament was postponed to April due to weather.
With the two wins on Saturday, and three on Friday, Reed improved to 8-0 on the season. It will jump back into league play on Thursday at Damonte Ranch.
Reed 10, Alahambra 4
The Raiders sprinted out to a 7-1 lead after two innings in Saturday’s championship game and that proved plenty for Julia Jensen.
Jensen went the distance, allowing four runs, only two of which were earned, on six hits. She stuck out 11 batters while walking just one.
In Reed’s four-run first, the Raiders benefited from four walks, a pair of errors as well as two pitches that went to the backstop. Mckenzie Howren provided the biggest blow, a two-run double to center that capped the early scoring.
Alahambra pushed an unearned run across in the bottom of the first before Reed scored three more times in the top of the second. Rheanna Smith and Alysha Imperato ripped back-to-back RBI doubles after a Jensen RBI groundout.
Kenzi Goins went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and a couple runs scored. Alexis Gonzales was 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs as well.
Reed 8, Freedom 2 (five innings)
The Raiders cruised to a five-run win over Freedom in Saturday’s semifinal.
Jensen allowed two runs while scattering four hits and striking out nine. She didn’t walk anyone. The game was called after five innings due to time limit restrictions set in the tournament.
With a 4-2 lead, Reed put the game away with four runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Jessica Sellers started the scoring with a two-run double and three batters later, Smith plated two with a single up the middle.
Smith and Sellers both went 2-for-3 with the pair of RBIs.