Baseball: The Raiders have climbed right into the playoff hunt after winning three games last week to extend their win streak to six in-a-row.
Noah Roth smacked a solo home run on Saturday and Scott Cameron went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in a 9-3 win over Carson.
Cameron picked up where left off after picking up three hits and coming up just a home run shy of hitting for the cycle on Thursday in a 4-3 win over Damonte Ranch. He also earned the save on the mound in relief of Casey Burfield who went 6 1/3 strong innings with five strikeouts and picked up the win.
Last Tuesday, Reed got an 8-0 win over Wooster. Raiders senior Dylan Husted pitched six innings and allowed just four hits in the win. Preston Brook led the way with two hits and two RBIs.
The wins moved Reed (14-10, 8-5) into a tie for fourth place with Bishop Manogue with just five games left in the regular season.
They hosted Reno yesterday and play at Galena tomorrow before hosting McQueen Saturday.
Softball: Reed suffered a pair of losses on Saturday during a doubleheader on the road at Douglas.
The Raiders were shut out in both contests, 3-0 in game one and 10-0 in game two.
Danyelle Leone was strong on the mound for Reed, but was out-pitched by the Tigers Deztiny Vaughan. Vaughan allowed just two hits and no runs while striking out 12.
Douglas had another strong performance in the circle in the second game by Ashley Smokey, who went six innings and struck out nine.
Earlier in the week, Reed scored 12 runs in the second inning to beat Hug 17-0 on Thursday. Every Raiders starter recorded a hit, including Cailyn Leone and Shelby Marquardt who had three each. Alycia Coats, Jackie Garcia and Hilana Ely all went deep for the Raiders in the blowout win.
Reed (11-14, 7-6) sits in sixth place now with seven games left in the season.
Baseball: Spanish Springs moved into a tie for second place in the 4A Northern Division after picking up three wins last week. The Cougs (16-4, 10-3) are tied with Galena in second now and are two games behind Reno who sits at 12-1 in league play.
After struggling in a 4-0 loss to Reno the week before, the Cougs bats broke out in a big way last week. They knocked off McQueen 15-1 on Tuesday before taking down Galena 15-3 on Thursday. The Cougs capped off the perfect week on Saturday with a 13-4 victory over Wooster.
Spanish Springs played at Carson yesterday and hosts Bishop Manogue tomorrow before playing at Damonte Ranch Saturday.
After this week, the Cougs have just two games left in the regular season when they play Reed on May 1 and May 2.
Softball: It’s crowded at the top of the 4A Northern Conference as five teams are in contention for the top spot in the upcoming regional playoffs.
Douglas holds a slim lead in the conference at 12-2, but Bishop Manogue is right behind them in second place followed by a three-way tie for third with Spanish Springs, McQueen and Carson at 10-3.
The Cougs could’ve positioned themselves even better, but couldn’t hold onto a 5-0 lead in the fifth inning on Thursday at Carson and eventually fell 8-7 in eight innings after the Senators scored four in the seventh. Hunter Travers led the way on offense with three hits in the loss.
Spanish Springs rebounded nicely on Saturday with a pair of 15-0 wins over Hug in a doubleheader. Hailey Mclean didn’t allow a hit in three innings in the circle in the shortened game and struck out six. Savannah Martin, Carissa Andrews, Mclean and Travers each had three hits in the win while Kennedy Dudley had a home run, single and three RBIs.
Tyra Clary allowed just one hit in game two in the three inning win and also had two hits and an RBI at the plate. Every Cougar batter had at least two hits in the win and Alysa Micone finished with a game-high four RBIs.
The Cougs host Galena tomorrow before welcoming Douglas Saturday for a crucial doubleheader.