The College of the Redwoods softball team got its first victory of the new season on Thursday, winning 7-6 at Yuba City.
The Corsairs led 6-1 after two innings but saw the home team battle back to tie things up with five runs in the bottom half of the fifth.
The CR women, however, came up clutch late in the game, plating the winning run in the top of the seventh and holding on.
Kylee Dewey got the win in the circle, striking out two and walking none, while causing the opposing bats problems all day and forcing numerous groundouts with her change-up.
Shortstop Sadie Hampton and catcher Ashley Ballew both had big days.
Hampton finished 3-for-5 with a triple and a stolen base and also made some big defensive plays, including a spectacular diving stop on a hard hit ball and throwing to first for the out despite taking a bad hop to her face.
Ballew finished with a hit and also walked twice and “had a great game on the bases and behind plate with some amazing blocks,” according to head coach Megan Valente.
Bronwyn Arnold also continued her impressive start to the season at the plate, finishing 3-for-5 and scoring a pair of runs, while Brooke Faraimo was 2-for-5 and scored twice.
Kyla Pontoni also was 2-for-2 with double and a stolen base, while Samantha Caughie rounded out a 12-hit day for the team.
The Corsairs started a second game, which was clued due to darkness.
Next up, CR will plays at Mendocino next Friday.