College of the Redwoods

Corsairs remain red-hot, as they make it eight straight wins 

The College of the Redwoods bats are on fire right now, as the Corsairs stretched their winning streak to eight straight with another doubleheader sweep in softball on Saturday.

The red-hot CR women got the better of Lassen at the Bear River Recreation Center 14-6 and 10-0, both in five innings.

The two victories improved the Corsairs to 12-6 on the season and 4-0 in the Golden Valley Conference, leaving them tied with Butte (16-5, 4-0) for the conference lead.

During their eight-game winning streak, the Corsairs are averaging almost 10 runs a game and they have won those games by an average of 5.75 runs a game.

“As a whole, our bats are on fire and it’s fun to watch,” head coach Megan Valente said. “Our goal is to have fun each game and remember why we love the game of softball so much.”

The CR women certainly appear to be having fun, with several players once again instrumental in Saturday’s sweep.

None more so than Allie Egbert, who got both wins in the circle, her sixth and seventh of the season.

The impressive freshman pitcher, who joined the Corsairs from McKinleyville High, got the win in the opener in relief of starter Kylee Dewey, as the Corsairs broke a late 6-6 tie with eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to end the game early.

Egbert was just as impressive in game two, posting the shutout victory, CR’s first of the season.

She wasn’t the only standout on Saturday.

Kyla Pontoni has been one of the team’s most consistent bats this year and that continued against Lassen.

In game one, she finished 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBIs and a pair of runs, and she added another base hit in game two.

The home run was her third of the campaign.

Sadie Hampton also enjoyed a big day at the plate and finished with a pair of hits in each game, including a triple, a double and five RBIs in the opener.

Caitlin Caughie is another player who has impressed in her first year with the team and finished with a pair of hits and two RBIs in game one, as the home team racked up 13 hits in the five innings.

Renee Metz, Ashley Ballew, Brooke Faraimo, Nas-Che-wen Hunsucker, Kyla Cockerham and Egbert each also had a hit in game one.

Hunsucker led the team at the plate in game two, finishing 3-for-3 with a triple, a double, an RBI and a run, as the Corsairs racked up 12 hits in just four innings.

Hampton, Cockerham and Metz each added two hits in the win, with the latter driving in four runs in just two at-bats.

Faraimo and Egbert each also had a hit.

The Corsairs will return to the road for the first time since February next week, playing two more conference doubleheaders at Shasta and Butte on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

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