Ferndale

Hoopa girls stay in touch in Little 4 softball

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File photo – The Hoopa Valley girls swept a doubleheader at Ferndale on Saturday.

The Hoopa Valley girls kept their hopes of a repeat Little 4 championship in softball alive with a doubleheader sweep at Ferndale on Saturday.

The Warriors won 14-6 and 16-5 and are now 6-2 in league play, two wins behind St. Bernard’s, which is 8-1 and has played a game more.

Estelle Colegrove pitched the win in the opener, after coming in to relieve starter Dawn Latham Van Pelt, and also had a big say at the plate, finishing 4-for-5 with three RBIs.

Daisy Tracy also had a big game on offense, going 3-for-4 with a double.

For Ferndale, Brianna Rimmey had a solo home run, while Sydney Smith was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

In game two, Savannah Colegrove was instrumental in the win, pitching all five innings for the victory, while striking out four.

She also was 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and an RBI.

Naschewen Hunsucker also had a productive day at the plate, finishing 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs.

A tenacious Cats team, however, made them fight for both wins.

“I have to give credit to a gutsy Ferndale team,” Hoopa head coach Glenn Moore said. “They played with heart today. They’re a fighting ball club. They’re tough.”

As for his own team, Moore likes the team chemistry he’s seeing.

“It seems like they’re playing really well as a team,” he said. “We almost had a triple play.”

Hoopa will host South Fork in a doubleheader on Tuesday and still has two home games remaining against St. Bernard’s.

Ferndale is now 1-8 in the Little 4.

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