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Raiders romp over Lancers
by Tribune Staff
Apr 21, 2011 | 1282 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tribune photo by John Byrne - Reed junior Shivaun Landeros (#11) swings at a pitch during her Raiders’ mercy-rule victory at home over McQueen Thursday afternoon.
Tribune photo by John Byrne - Reed junior Shivaun Landeros (#11) swings at a pitch during her Raiders’ mercy-rule victory at home over McQueen Thursday afternoon.
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The Reed Raiders look like a team hitting their midseason stride and gearing up for a solid stretch run. The RHS crew trounced McQueen 13-0 in five innings in a High Desert League prep softball mismatch Thursday afternoon.

The visiting Lancers were no match for Reed. Raiders right-hander Destinee Levesque was nearly untouchable in the circle. McQueen managed just one baserunner against Levesque all day.

McQueen's Kacy Fritsen singled in the fifth to break up a potential perfect game for Levesque. Reed's ace finished with a complete-game one-hit shutout. She struck out 10 without issuing a walk in her pitching gem.

"Destinee's walk count is down tremendously," Reed coach Jon Wunder said. "I couldn't be happier. She had good velocity and good control of her changeup today. I don't know how many changeups she threw but it was enough to keep their bats off balance. I think that's the biggest improvement in her game this year. The fact that she's healthy also gives her confidence and makes her that much better."

Reed got all the offense it would need in the bottom of the first inning. Shivaun Landeros reached on an error and Levesque followed with a single. Both scored on a Megan Dettling two-run double, forging the Raiders ahead 2-0 after one inning.

The Reed nine tacked on three more runs in the second inning. Tyler Sumpter walked and Andi Lee singled. Mary Dettling then proceeded to bash a ball over the fence for a three-run dinger and a 5-0 Raiders advantage.

Reed blew the game open in the third. The Raiders sent 12 hitters to

the plate and pushed across eight runs. Reed got some help too. The Raiders had only four hits in the frame. McQueen committed three errors, walked a Raider and hit another.

Lee, Mary Dettling and Cori Gammon laced run-scoring singles in the third-inning outburst.

Mary Dettling had three hits in the romp while Megan Dettling, Lee

and Gammon all chipped in a pair of hits to the winning cause.

Reed does not get much of a break. The Raiders return to the diamond for a doubleheader today at Reno. First pitch of Game 1 is scheduled for 2:15 p.m.
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