Mad River MIST

MIST 18U close out strong in Redding


Submitted photo – The MIST 18U girls posted an impressive 5-1 record in Redding over the weekend.

The Mad River Mist 18U girls capped a big weekend in Redding with back-to-back wins to close out tournament play on Sunday.

The local fast-pitch softball travel team went 5-1 over the two days at the summer tournament, finishing up with a record of 5-1 and taking first place in the silver bracket.

One day after Juliana Ortega-Miranda led the way with a couple of home runs, the MIST got contributions on Sunday from several players.

They opened the day with a 2-1 loss to Shasta Synergy, their only defeat of the weekend, before bouncing back to beat the Chico A’s 14-6 and the Norcal Stars 10-0 in four innings.

Former Eureka High standout Alyssa Jimenez got the win in the circle in the finale, and was solid all day, allowing just one run in two games.

Lexi White led the way at the plate, finishing with three hits against the Stars, after earlier blasting a pair of doubles against the A’s.

Sadie Hampton and Sadie Wilkinson each had two hits against the Stars with Wilkinson driving in three runs, while Jimenez, Makayla Bernald and Mckenna Beach each had a double.

Bernald also pitched the win against the A’s, settling in nicely after a shaky start, as the MIST overcame an early six-run deficit.

The North Coast girls came alive offensively in the fourth inning, scoring seven runs in back-to-back innings to decisively take control of the game.

Hampton had a couple of hits in the win.

The MIST will be back in action on July 26 when they head to Sacramento for another summer tournament.

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