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Reed softball collects win over Douglas
by Michael Lingberg
Apr 06, 2011 | 800 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Reed High starting pitcher Destinee Levesque and the rest of the Raiders overcame windy conditions Wednesday afternoon to handle the Douglas Tigers 3-0.

The contest featured a pitching duel between Levesque and Douglas junior Kalee Duryee. Levesque prevailed in the end by pitching a complete-game shutout while walking two batters, giving up only one hit, and striking out 11.

Her efforts are no longer hampered by the bruised muscle she suffered a few weeks back. Reed coach John Wunder said that over her last couple starts, she’s been back to her normal self and the injury is no longer an issue with her.

The only earned run Duryee gave up came in the bottom of the first inning when Levesque caught enough of the ball to bring in her teammate Shivaun Landeros.

Reed's other two runs were scored as a result of errors. The Tigers first baseman was overthrown for the first one and the DHS third baseman was overthrown for the second error that let Reed junior Cori Gammon score.

Wunder was proud of his team for taking advantage of the opportunities that came its way and of Levesque’s near-perfect performance.

“It was a solid performance by Destinee," Wunder said. "She gave up only one hit on a push-bunt. Her walk count was way down and then the 11 strikeouts. You can’t ask for much more than that. Offensively, it was pretty windy out here.

"We hit some hard balls. They caught some of them and some fell in for hits and we capitalized on some miscues from their defense, which is normally pretty aggressive. That’s what good teams do. They take advantage of opportunities.”

The Raiders (10-4, 4-1 league) will pay a visit to the Carson Senators tomorrow. The first pitch will be at 3:30 p.m.
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