The College of the Redwoods softball team got its first win of the season on Saturday, defeating Butte 10-3 in the second game of a doubleheader.
The CR women lost game one 8-5 and are now 1-3 on the young season.
Freshman Kylee Dewey, a freshman from Pleasant Valley High, pitched the win, striking out three and allowing eight hits and two walks.
She got plenty of help from an offense that had 12 hits, including six doubles, as the Corsairs scored seven runs in the opening two innings.
Grace Rosebrook led the charge with three hits, including a double, and three RBIs, while Sadie Wilkinson Samantha Caughie and Jaycee Morais each had two hits, including a double each.
Morais also drove in three runs and Caughie two.
Karyn Jensen and Nas‐Che‐Wen Hunsucker each also doubled in the win, while McKenna Turner added a base hit.
The Corsairs had seven hits in game one, including two each by Turner and Juliana Ortega-Miranda.
Jensen also doubled, with additional hits from Morais, Rosebrook and Mayayla Bernald, who also took the loss in the pitcher’s circle.
The CR bats continued to struggle against Butte on Saturday, as the Corsairs managed just five hits in two games, losing 3-0 and 7-0.
Nathan Findley pitched well in game one, allowing just six hits and one walk in a nine-inning complete game.
“He worked his tail off for the club and he competed,” interim CR head coach Andrew Aiello said. “We struggled to get guys on and going.”
Dylan Short and Josue Barcelo each had a double in the loss, one of two for Short on the day.
Shadd Jones took the loss in game two, allowing seven hits in four innings before Eureka’s Curtis Edge came in to relief him.
Edge allowed three hits and a walk in three innings, while striking out two.
Garret Aust also had a hit in the loss.
“We are going in the right direction as a program with the way we are playing the game and competing overall,” Aiello said. “But now we need to minimize any defensive errors we may have, which we did much better today, and find a way to support and have our pitchers backs offensively with some run support.”
The CR men are now 1-5 on the season.