And there it goes.
Reed’s perfect start to the season came to a close after 14 games with a 2-1 upset loss to Lincoln (6-10) on Friday night in Sacramento.
The Raiders (14-1-1) continued the Victory Tournament immediately after their first loss and played Vacaville (9-5-1) to a scoreless tie.
Reed wraps up the tournament in Sacramento on Saturday with games against Cosa Roble and Ponderosa.
Reed 0, Vacaville 0
The Raiders outhit the Bulldogs 5-3 but couldn’t push a run across and had to settle for a tie in Friday’s second game.
Julia Jensen went the distance in the circle, striking out 12 in a three-hitter but didn’t get any run support.
Reed was 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.
Lincoln 2, Reed 1 (5 innings)
The Raiders absorbed their first loss of the season in Friday’s first game. The game was called after five innings due to time restrictions.
Backup pitcher Aliya Lange threw the first two innings, allowing two runs on two hits, but with the offense sputtering, Jensen took over.
She allowed just one hit in a scoreless third and fourth innings. The offense wasn’t able to capitalize, managing just two hits.
Lincoln starting pitcher Hannah Sheiring threw a five inning complete game, allowing the one run on a pair of knocks. She struck out four and worked around six walks.
The Raiders were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
Kenzi Goins drew a two-out bases loaded walk in the top of the second to tie the contest at one. Lincoln scored what proved to be the game winner in the bottom of the inning on an RBI triple.
Cougs split first two in Sacramento
Spanish Springs split a pair of games on Friday in Sacramento as part of the Victory Tournament.
The Cougs opened with a 4-1 win over Vacaville and concluded the day with a 4-3 loss to Lincoln (Stockton, Calif.). With the spit, the Cougars own a 13-6 overall record (8-2 in the DI North).
Spanish Springs will play Casa Roble and Ponderosa on Saturday morning.
Lincoln 4, Spanish Springs 3
The Cougars scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to get within one, but couldn’t complete the comeback against the Trojans (5-10) in Friday’s final game.
Hayley Fein went the distance in the circle, allowing four runs on five hits. Only one of the runs was earned as her defense committed five errors. She struck out seven and walked one.
Spanish Springs outhit Lincoln 8-5 in the loss, led by a 3-for-4 showing from senior catcher Kourtney Townsend.
Spanish Springs 4, Vacaville 1
Fein was dominant on Friday’s first contest, throwing a complete game one hitter as the Cougs downed the Bulldogs (9-5-1).
The Cougars’ ace struck out nine and walked three.
Spanish Springs scored twice in the top of the sixth to take a 4-0 lead before Vacaville scored its only run of the contest in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single.
The Cougars mustered just five hits in the win, benefiting from three walks and a trio of Bulldog errors.
Sparks falls in five
Sparks scored in the bottom of the first on a Marisa Coleman RBI double to take a 1-0 home lead over Fernley on Friday.
Then the floodgates opened.
The Vaqueros scored nine times in the second, seven times in the third and went on to roll 23-1 in five innings.
Coleman’s double was Sparks’ only hit of the afternoon as the Railroaders dropped to 3-11, 3-11 in the DI-A North. Fernley improved to 11-5-1, 11-1.
Sparks will again host Fernley on Saturday for a doubleheader. First pitch is at 11 a.m.