College of the Redwoods

Corsairs thrill again in Siskiyous doubleheader

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File photo – CR catcher Pheobe Marsh

The College of the Redwoods softball team played another two close games on Saturday, splitting a pair of one-run affairs at home to College of the Siskiyous.

In their 12 conference games so far, seven have been decided by just just a single run, making the Corsairs one of the more competitive and entertaining teams in the Golden Valley Conference.

Saturday’s two games both featured exciting finishes, with the visitors sneaking a 2-1 win in the opener after scoring the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh.

Not to be out-done, the Redwoods women overcame a 4-1 deficit in the second game, scoring the walk-off winning run in the bottom of the seventh for a 5-4 win.

The opportunistic Amy Reyes scored the winning run while the Siskiyous catcher was arguing a call at first base.

Adriana Chavez, Juliana Ortega-Miranda and Becca Tripp each finished with two hits in the win, as the Corsairs scored three times in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at 4-4.

Lily Peterson and Reyes each also had a hit, the latter coming on a bunt and eventually leading to the winning score.

Ashley Stockwell got the win in the circle, pitching the final three innings in relief of Ortega-Miranda.

The two pitchers combined to hold the Siskiyous bats to just three hits.

Stockwell took the loss in a close opener, allowing just five hits and two walks in a complete-game performance.

At the plate, the CR bats managed just five hits themselves, one each from Chavez, Ortega-Miranda, Pheobe Marsh, Dakota Small and Bronwyn Gilfillan.

Ortega-Miranda and Marsh each had a double, with the latter also driving in the team’s only run.

With the split, the Corsairs are now 5-7 in the GVC and 9-17 overall.

They are 3-4 in the one-run conference games.

Siskiyous is now 6-8 and 10-21.

CR will play a doubleheader at Shasta on Tuesday and two more at Lassen on Wednesday.

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