It was a busy weekend for the Reed softball team as the girls played five games in two days in Reed’s Easter tournament after playing a conference game on Tuesday. The Raiders finished the tournament 2-2-1 after falling in the consolation game on Saturday to Newark Memorial.
The week began with a 3-1 conference win at Carson behind a seven inning, 11 strikeout performance from Aliya Lange. The Reed senior also picked up an RBI single in a three run third inning for the Raiders that gave them the lead for good.
Lange toed the circle again on Friday and turned in a five inning, seven strikeout performance to help lead her team to a 5-2 win over Shasta, Calif. in their first game of the day. Carla Hernandez was the offensive star of the game for Reed with two home runs and four RBIs in the win.
Alycia Coats had a home run on three hits and two RBIs in the second game of the day but the game would end in a 5-5 tie with Galena. The girls were blanked 9-0 in the afternoon contest against James Logan out of California.
Reed bounced back on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Lassen after Lange struck out 16 batters in six innings of work. Hernandez provided all the offense the Raiders would need with another home run and two RBIs. The girls fell 5-3 in their final game of the tournament to Newark Memorial despite a pair of hits from Coats, Hernandez and Shelby Marquardt.
The Raiders are back at it on Thursday with a 3:45 p.m. home game against Wooster before playing two at Galena on Saturday.