The Spanish Springs girls continued its season-long success with another victory last Thursday in its only game of the week. The 4-2 victory over Damonte Ranch was the ninth straight win for the Cougs who ended April with only one loss all month, a 14-8 defeat to Bishop Manogue on April 3.
Tyra Clary was dominant in the circle again for Spanish Springs with seven strong innings, six strikeouts and two earned runs. The sophomore also had two of six hits her team had in the win. Alysa Micone also finished 2-for-3 with a pair an doubles and an RBI while Courtney Huff tallied a double and a run scored.
Spanish Springs (23-2, 15-1) remains in first place by two games over Bishop Manogue with four games to play. The Cougs hosted Reno yesterday and will play at their field tomorrow before finishing out the slate on Saturday with two against Reed at home.
The Raiders suffered a tough 3-2 loss at McQueen on Saturday in the second game of their doubleheader, not long after defeating the Lancers 10-5 in game one.
McQueen pushed across two runs in the fifth inning of game two to deny Reed of a perfect 3-0 week. Carla Hernandez led the Raiders on offense with an RBI double.
In the first game, Reed struck for six runs in the first inning and Aliya Lange struck out out 10 in the circle to lead the Raiders to a win. Alexis Carrasco finished 2-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBIs for the visitors while Lange smacked a home run and drove in three. Jillian Kygar also had a home run of her own with a single and two RBIs.
Earlier in the week, Lange tossed a no hitter and struck out 12 as her Raiders took down Wooster 12-0 on Thursday. Jackie Garcia and Ally Boyd each hit home runs in a win that saw Reed connect for 11 hits.
The Raiders (15-10-2,12-6) are locked in a tie for third place in the High Desert League standings with Douglas with fours games remaining. They play Hug twice this week before playing at Spanish Springs in a doubleheader Saturday.