College of the Redwoods

Corsairs open conference with a doubleheader sweep

College of the Redwoods Athletics – The CR women celebrate their wins on Thursday.

The Corsairs got the Golden Valley Conference schedule off to a winning start on Thursday, sweeping a doubleheader against Siskiyous at the Bear River Recreation Center.

College of the Redwoods won game one 9-1 and game two 10-8 and has now won six straight games to go to 10-6 overall.

Renee Metz and Kyla Pontoni led the way at the plate, as the Corsairs racked up 27 base hits over the two games.

Metz finished 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in a back-and-forth game two, as Redwoods scored in each of the first five innings on the way to the victory.

Pontoni finished game two 2-for-4 with two RBIs to cap a four-hit day at the plate.

“Kyla Pontoni hit the ball hard all day and was finding holes,” CR head coach Megan Valente said.

Brooke Faraimo also had a good game two and finished 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Ashley Ballew was 2-for-4 with a double.

“Today’s wins were a team effort,” Valente said. “It fells good starting with two conference wins.”

Catlin Caughie was 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs, an RBI and a walk, and Kyla Cockerman was 2-for-2 with a walk and a run.

Allie Egbert got the win in the circle, her fifth on the season, with Kylee Dewey pitching five innings for the save.

With the sweep, the Corsairs improved to 10-6 on the season and 2-0 in conference.

Earlier in the day, the CR women enjoyed a more comfortable win, scoring in each of the first three innings to open up a 7-1 lead they would not relinquish.

Dewee got the win in the circle, which was also her fifth on the season, and pitched an outstanding game, allowing just three hits and two walks.

Sadie Hampton continued to impress at the plate and finished 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, while Nas-Che-Wen Hunucker, Pontoni, Egbert and Cockerham each was 2-for-3.

Pontoni also drove in two runs, while Cockerham also had a stolen base and scored twice.

Renee Metz also had a hit in the win and scored twice.

Defensively, Ballew made one of the plays of the day in left field, catching a pop fly and throwing a runner out at home to complete a double play.

The Corsairs are now tied atop the GVC standings with Feather River (8-6 overall).

Next up, the Redwoods women will host Lassen in a conference doubleheader on Saturday, with game one set for 11 a.m.

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