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Reed softball splits on final day of Sacramento tourney
by Tribune Staff
Mar 10, 2012 | 1215 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Reed softball team closed out the Victory Pre-Season Tournament in Sacramento on Saturday by splitting a pair of games. The Raiders dropped their first contest of the day against Casa Roble (Orangevale, Calif.), 7-2, before taking a 9-1 victory over Cajon (San Bernardino, Calif.) in their second tilt.

In the first game, the Blue and Gold jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after Cori Gammon was knocked home on a double from Mary Dettling, who also crossed the plate when Makaela Moore singled her in.

The remainder of the game was all downhill for Reed as Casa Roble jumped ahead by getting to Raiders’ sophomore pitcher Marriah Levesque for five quick runs, en route to the five-run defeat. Levesque finished the game with 3 2-3 innings of work and a strikeout. Megan Dettling came on in relief, finishing the game with three strikeouts.

“We jumped out 2-0 and then spotted them five runs,” Reed coach Jon Wunder said. “I’m not sure what happened. My guess is that we weren’t necessarily hitting our spots. They were an older, pretty strong hitting team and they just hit us.”

Reed redeemed itself in the back end of its games, jumping all over Cajon from the first pitch.

“We came out the first inning and we shut them down,” Wunder said. “We sat them down in the top and then in the bottom half of the first we put up seven runs. So that was a long half of an inning that we got to them. We got some breaks. They made some errors but I’d like to think that we forced those errors with our bats.”

Up 7-0 after just one inning, the Raiders cruised the rest of the way to a mercy-rule 9-1 win. Megan Dettling took the circle again for the Blue and Gold, giving up one run over four innings. Sophomore pitcher Jacquelin Sertic closed out the game. Wunder said he was pleased with the performance from his hurlers.

“This was Megan’s first real action this year pitching,” Wunder said. “Last year she only pitched one game with the varsity team so for her and Jackie both to come into this tournament and pitch the amount of innings that they did and perform at the levels that they did is a compliment to them and their work ethic.”

Andi Lee and Hannah Martini led the Raiders in hitting during the second game, both going 2-for-2.

Reed (3-2) will return to action when it opens league play at Douglas on Thursday at 3:45 p.m.
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