Mackenzie Howren went 4-for-4 with a home run, a pair of doubles and a staggering 8 RBIs as Reed throttled Damonte Ranch 16-6 (6 innings) at home on Thursday.
The Raiders (20-1-1, 13-0) remained perfect in DI North play while the Mustangs dropped to 11-8, 8-5.
Howren wasn’t the only one to have a stat day in the win. Alexis Gonzales was 5-for-5 with a pair of doubles, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Alysha Imperato finished 4-for-5 with a double, RBI and 4 runs scored.
Julia Jensen threw a complete game to pick up the win. She was charged with 6 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits. She struck out 10 and walked just 2.
The Raiders actually trailed 4-0 after an inning and a half. They then scored four times in the bottom of the second and four more times in the bottom of the third, highlighted by a three-run Howren home run.
Reed plated no fewer than 2 runs in each of the following three innings.
Up next for the Raiders is an important doubleheader at Reno (11-5, 9-3) on Saturday.
Cougs edge Tigers, 3-2, in Minden
Spanish Springs pushed a run across in the top of the first inning at Douglas on Thursday. It proved to be the difference.
Both team scored twice in the fourth and that score held as the Cougars were 3-2 victors in Minden.
Spanish Springs (16-9, 11-2) remained two games back of first-place Reed with the one-run road victory. Douglas fell to 10-12-1, 6-7.
Sophomore Katelyn Townsend went 4-for-4 with 2 doubles.
Hayley Fein spun a complete game, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 5 and failing to walk a batter.
The Cougars will play two at Damonte Ranch (11-8, 8-5) on Saturday.