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Reed sweeps away Hug
by Dan Eckles
Apr 01, 2011 | 746 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Reed Raiders scored early and often in both games of their twin bill against Hug Friday afternoon and handed the visiting Hawks a doubleheader sweep in High Desert League prep softball action.

Reed was never really threatened, dumping the Hawks 11-1 in five innings in the opener and then posting a 12-3 Game 2 triumph.

"After kind of a tough loss in an intense game yesterday, it was nice to turn around and get back on the field today, get a couple wins and put yesterday's loss behind us," Reed coach Jon Wunder said, alluding to his team's 8-6 road loss at Carson Thursday.

In Game 1, Reed put up seven runs in the top of the first inning. Cori Gammon started off the big inning with a single. She circled the sacks after a walk to Shivaun Landeros and a Mary Dettling RBI double. Destinee Levesque, Tyler Sumpter and Kyndal Comphel all had run-scoring singles in the early rally.

Reed got two more runs in the second after Landeros and Dettling both singled and scored. The RHS nine extended their edge to double digits, 11-0 with its last two runs, in the fourth. Makaela Moore doubled and raced home on a Levesque single. Levesque was forced in after two walks and a hit batter.

Reed scored its 11 runs on just 10 hits. Three walks, a hit batter and four Hug errors helped the Raiders' cause.

Hug managed its lone run of the game in the top of the fifth. The Hawks' only walk of the game led to their only run of the game. Hug had three of its four hits in the fifth frame.

Levesque picked up the pitching win. She tossed all five innings, scattering the four Hug hits while striking out 11 and walking just the one.

"Destinee threw well," Wunder said. "She's probably only about 90 percent healthy, considering her leg was pretty banged up when the season started."

The first game lasted just an hour and 10 minutes as the Raiders made quick work of their guests.

Game 2 looked like it would be similar as Reed ran out to an 8-0 lead just two innings into the conference clash. However, the Raiders seemed to put it in cruise control from there. The Reed offense did not score in any of the next three innings.

Hug pushed across a run in the fifth and two more in the top of the sixth, cutting the Reed lead to 8-3 and essentially nixing any hopes the Raiders had of enforcing a 10-run mercy rule like they did in the opener.

Reed did respond with four runs in the bottom of inning six to account for the final 12-3 margin.

Reed got out to its 8-0 lead with five runs in the first and three in the second. In the first, Gammon reached on an error and Andi Lee singled. Shivaun Landeros reached on an error to plate two runs. Ellie Sullivan, Dettling and Levesque all rapped out RBI singles later in the frame.

In the second, Gammon and Lee both singled to initiate the threat. They both scored after singles by Dettling and Levesque. Sullivan added an RBI groundout to cap the three-run spurt.

"It's really important to set the tone against any team," Wunder said. "You put them on their heels and make them play catch up. Maybe more importantly, it's great to come out and again score runs in the second inning to keep the pressure on them. I was impressed with us putting runs up in the second innings after those big first innings."

Reed will play a doubleheader at home today against North Valleys. Game 1 is set to start at 10 a.m.
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