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Reed, SSHS softball split in tourney
by Tribune Staff
Mar 12, 2011 | 1036 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
At the Hiram Johnson preseason softball tournament in Sacramento, Reed split its last two games of the weekend event. The Raiders fell 3-1 to Napa, Calif. Saturday morning but bounced back to beat Wooster 3-1.

“I’m happy we were in every game but disappointed we didn’t find a way to close out or get a couple more wins,” rookie Reed coach Jon Wunder said. “I’m happy we got everybody in games with several at-bats and at different positions. We got really good looks at kids.”

In its opener Saturday against Napa, Reed took a 1-0 lead with a run in the third. Hannah Martini walked with two outs, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a Megan Dettling single.

That 1-0 score stayed intact until the seventh inning when Napa got all three of its runs in the top of the frame. Napa had just two hits in the rally but got some help with three walks. Reed managed just two hits in defeat.

Shivaun Landeros took the tough-luck loss. She was near perfect through six innings before losing it late. The junior right-hander finished with seven strikeouts and four walks in the complete game.

In the RHS crew’s second game of the day, Dettling, a freshman, picked up the win in the circle, working five innings and limiting Wooster to just the one run. She struck out seven and walked only one while scattering four hits in five innings of work.

Reed got single runs in the first, third and sixth innings to count for its offense.

The Raiders went 2-3 on the weekend. They return to action March 19 in a doubleheader at home against Hug that starts at 10 a.m.

“We need to make adjustments at the plate,” Wunder said. We have kids trying to kill the ball. We’re not patient and our pitch selection is not what it should be. But that’s stuff we can fix. I’m a competitor and always want to win but I’m pleased with most of the things we saw.”

Spanish Springs

•At the same preseason tournament, Spanish Springs was saddled with a loss and picked up a win on the final day of action at the three-day event.

The Cougars dropped their first game Saturday, getting shut out by Rancho Cordova, Calif., 3-0. SSHS coach Jeff Davidson said his club actually outhit its opponent and hit the ball hard time and again. but did not have much to show for its efforts.

“We out hit them. We were hitting the ball right on the money,” Davidson said. “We were hitting line drives everywhere but right at people.”

Rancho Cordova got all three of its runs in the first inning and held on for the win.

In the Cougars’ second game of the day, they handed Galena an 11-6 defeat.

Senior outfielder Danica Arterburn was 3-for-3 with a triple and homer in the win. Freshman infielder Myrissa Prince also mashed a round-tripper en route to the SSHS victory.

Sophomore Brett Lawrence went the distance in the circle for Spanish Springs and picked up the win.

“Everybody contributed in the lineup got hits,” Davidson said of the win over the Grizz. “I feel pretty good about the weekend. We went 3-2. We got to see live pitching and good pitching. Overall, I felt it was very positive ... We’re a young team. We got a chance to se what we had. Now that the tournament’s over, it’s time to get back home and get to work again.”

The Cougars play again Thursday, against Galena at 3:45 p.m.

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