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Hoopa girls sweep Little 4 doubleheader at South Fork

Submitted photo – The Hoopa Warriors are 2-0 in the Little 4.

The Little 4 favorites showed no signs of slowing down in their league openers on Friday, as the Hoopa girls swept a doubleheader at South Fork.

The Warriors took game one 14-0 in five innings and followed that with a 12-4 win in game two.

Senior Savannah Colegrove, who is one of this week’s Humboldt Sports Athletes of the Week, was instrumental in both wins once again, including getting the victory in the pitcher’s circle in game one.

Colegrove struck out nine and walked just three batters, while also finishing 3-for-4 at the plate with a double.

The senior standout added two more hits in game two, including a home run.

Nine different Hoopa players hit successfully on the day, as the Warriors continued to rack up plenty of hits.

The in-form Jewely Bibancos remained hot at the plate and finished with four hits over the two games, including a pair of doubles, while Nae-rew Martin had five hits, including a home run and a double in the nightcap.

Nalani Colegrove and Bethany Masten each also impressed and had four hits apiece, including a double each, while Diamond Bibancos added three hits, including a pair of doubles

Tatianna Colegrove also had a big day.

Submitted photo – Shawnessy Conway-O’Neill delivers a pitch during game two on Friday.

The junior got the win in the circle in game two, striking out 11 and walking just two, while also finishing with three hits over the two games, including a double.

Bella Valentine and Roxie Robinson rounded out an impressive day at the plate for the high-octane Warriors.

Valentine was 2-for-4 with a double in game one and Robinson was 2-for-4 in game two.

Junior Summer Contreras continued to impress for South Fork and hit a home run in game two, while also playing well defensively at shortstop.

Submitted photo – Summer Contreras is greeted by her teammates at home plate after hitting a home run on Friday.

Senior teammate Olivia Ward also made some big plays in the outfield.

Sophomore Cloe McConnell pitched game one and freshman Shawnessy Conway-O’Neill pitched game two, with the latter impressing at times against the hard-hitting Hoopa bats and keeping her team in contention.

According to the South Fork coaches, the Cubs have been working on limiting their errors and continue to show improvement.

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