College of the Redwoods

Big bats show up as CR sweeps Chabot

It didn’t take long for the Corsairs’ bats to get going this season.

On Saturday, a new-look College of the Redwoods softball team exploded for 25 hits in a doubleheader sweep at Chabot, winning the opener 5-1 and the nightcap 16-7.

Amy Reyes and Karyn Jensen had multiple hits in each game, including a solo home run by the latter in the nightcap, as the CR women blew open a tight game with four runs in the fourth and five in the seventh.

More impressively, the Corsairs committed zero errors on the day, a notable statistic for a team that has managed just one full practice outdoors so far this year.

Reyes was 2-for-2 in the opener, hitting a pair of doubles, as the visitors took control of the game with four runs in the top of the third.

Jensen was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, while Sadie Wilkinson, Samantha Caughie and Jaycee Morais each had a double, with Morais also driving in a pair of runs.

Paige Johnson added a single.

In the pitcher’s circle, Lindsey Scott got her first win of the year, allowing five hits and walking one.

Morais got the win in game two, making her first pitching start since her sophomore year in high school.

Scott pitched three innings in relief for the save and has shown good control early in the season, walking just two batters in 16 innings.

At the plate in the nightcap, Reyes finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and two stolen bases, while Jensen was 2-for-5 with a home run and three more RBIs.

Grace Rosebrook also had a big game at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Morais helped her own cause with two hits and three RBIs.

Caughie, Calissa Stokesberry and Shawnau Johnson each also had two hits in the win, including a double and three RBIs by Caughie.

Scott also had a hit and three RBIs, while Wilkinson had a hit.

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