Spanish Springs snapped a mini three-game skid on Monday with a doubleheader sweep at Galena.
The Cougars improved to just 15-8 overall but 10-2 in the DI North. They now own sole possession of second place—a game and a half back of Reed.
The Grizzlies dropped to 9-8, 7-5.
Spanish Springs continues DI North play on Thursday at Douglas (10-1-1, 6-6).
Spanish Springs 6, Galena 4
The Cougars scored five times in the top of the seventh to steal a win in Monday’s nightcap.
Trailing 2-0 going to the sixth, the Cougs cut the gap to one only to give up two more runs in the bottom half and take a 4-1 hole to the seventh.
Spanish Springs 9, Galena 3
Monday’s first game also required a Spanish Springs rally, although not as dramatic.
The Cougars scored twice in the top of the fifth to tie it 3-3 then broke it open with two in the sixth and four in the seventh.
Raiders stay perfect in league play
Aliya Lange threw a no-hitter in game two to secure a Reed doubleheader sweep at Wooster on Monday.
With the two victories, the Raiders improved to 18-1-1, 11-0 in the DI North. The Colts dipped to 3-18, 2-10.
Reed will play an important league game on Tuesday when it hosts Bishop Manogue (10-6, 7-4) at 3:45 p.m. The Raiders opened their season at Bishop Manogue a month ago and squeaked out a 13-12 marathon victory.
Reed 4, Wooster 0
Lange was a lone out from a perfect game in Monday’s nightcap.
With two outs in the bottom the seventh, Lange induced a comeback ground ball off the bat of Wooster No. 3 hitter, Laticia Molina. Lange wasn’t able to complete the play.
She fanned the next hitter, her ninth of the day, and had to settle for a no hitter. Not a bad consolation.
Lange didn’t get much in the way of run support. She didn’t need it. The Raiders managed four run on just four hits.
Alysha Imperato provided the big blow, a two-run shot to left center that gave the Raiders a 3-0 lead in the top of the third.
The score remained 3-0 until pinch runner Maci Abrott scored the final run of the game in the top of the sixth on a passed ball. She was running for Mackenzie Howren, who led the inning off with one of Reed’s five walks.
Reed 14, Wooster 0 (5 innings)
Julia Jensen threw a complete game three hitter as Reed rolled in the first game of Monday’s doubleheader.