Reed rebounded from its first loss of the season with a pair of quality wins on Saturday in Sacramento.
The Raiders topped Ponderosa and Casa Roble to improve to 16-1-1 on the season.
The four-game stint in the Victory Tournament put a cap on the Raiders’ non-league schedule. Still unbeaten in DI North play at 9-0, Reed returns to league play on Monday for a doubleheader at Wooster (3-16, 2-8).
Reed 5, Ponderosa 4 (six innings)
The Raiders ended their Sacramento trip with a one-run victory over Ponderosa (9-3) in a game that was called after six due to time restrictions.
Alysha Imperato drove in Aliya Lange with an RBI single in the top of sixth and it proved to be a big one.
Lange, working with a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the inning, gave up four straight singles and saw the lead cut to 5-4 before she got the next two batters to end the contest.
Lange was credited with the win, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits in a six-inning complete game.
Imperato went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored.
Reed 4, Casa Roble 0
Julia Jensen struck out 13 in a complete game one hitter in the first game of the day on Saturday against Casa Roble (11-5).
Kenzi Goins gave the Raiders a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first with an RBI single, driving in Jess Sellers, who led the inning off with a double.
Goins finished 2-for-2 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored. Sellers was 2-for-2 with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs and a run scored.
Reed added three more runs in the bottom of the third on a Sellers two-run double and a Jensen sac fly.
Cougs drop final two in Sacramento
Spanish Springs put a bow on its trip to Sacramento with a pair of losses on Saturday.
Following defeats by Ponderosa and Casa Roble, the Cougs sit at 13-8, 8-2 in the DI North going into Monday’s doubleheader at Galena (9-6, 7-3).
Ponderosa 8, Spanish Springs 6
The Cougs scored five straight after falling in an 8-1 hole but couldn’t complete the comeback against Ponderosa (9-3) in Saturday’s nightcap.
Regan Hubbard went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a pair of runs scored. Rylee Retzer also had a multi-hit game, finishing 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs.
Hayley Fein threw a complete game and was charged with eight runs on eight hits—only one run was earned. The defense committed four errors behind her.
Casa Roble 11, Spanish Springs 5 (4 innings)
Casa Roble (11-5) scored all 11 of its runs in the first three innings and went on to hand the Cougars a lopsided loss in Saturday’s first game. The game was called after four innings once it reached the time limit.
Spanish Springs finished with seven hits, led by Katelyn Townsend’s 2-for-3 day.
Sparks drops two to Fernley
The Railroaders dropped a pair of mercy-rule-shortened contests at home against Fernley on Saturday.
Sparks now sits at 3-13, 3-13 in the DI-A North. Fernley improved to 13-5-1, 13-1.
Sparks will attempt to snap a five-game skid on Tuesday at home against Truckee (4-12, 1-11).
Fernley 16, Sparks 5 (6 innings)
Sparks trailed just 5-2 after three innings in Saturday’s night cap. Fernley responded with a six spot in the top of the fourth and went on to roll in a six-inning rout.
Fernley 16, Sparks 0 (5 innings)
The Railroaders managed just a Lexi Cruz single and allowed the Vaqueros to score in each inning of Saturday’s first game.
Fernley finished with eight hits and benefited from six walks and four Sparks errors.