SOFTBALL ROUNDUP — Warriors keep rolling; Wildcats get first win

File photo – The Hoopa girls have now 11 straight games.

The Hoopa Warriors continued to roll on Thursday, stretching their winning streak to 11 straight with a 2-1 non-league win at Credo.

Tatianna Colegrove once again was instrumental in the win, finishing 3-for-3 at the plate and also getting the victory in the circle.

The senior pitcher threw a two-hitter and struck out 15 Credo batters while walking six, as the Warriors improved to 11-2 on the season.

Diamond Bibancos also made an impact at the plate and went 1-for–3 with a double, while Nalani Colegrove was 1-for-3.

Haley Ray took the loss in the circle for Credo in what was a pitchers’ duel, while striking out seven batters.

Ray also had one of Credo’s two hits, while teammate Jazzy Fuller had the other.

Ferndale 18, Laytonville 12

Two days after opening the new season, the Ferndale Wildcats got their first win of the spring against Laytonville on Thursday.

A young Ferndale lineup that features five freshmen in the infield, put up plenty of offense against the Warriors, with catcher Tinnley Pidgeon leading the way.

Pidgeon went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, while Maddison Gossi finished 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs.

Lexi Blake and Danica Dowd each also was 2-for-4, with Dowd driving in a pair of runs, while Yajaira Cantu was 1-for-3 and scored three runs.

“We were happy to get our first win of the year, but I thought defensively we didn’t play as well as we did on Tuesday against Hoopa,” head coach Jermey Griffith said. “We made some mistakes, but we were able to overcome them.

“Offensively, I was really pleased with our base running. We were able to put pressure on them, and for the most part we had some good at-bats.”

Dowd, a freshman pitcher, got the win in the circle, showcasing her control with a pair of strikeouts and just one walk.

The Cats, who are now 1-2, will return to league play on Saturday when they host St. Bernard’s in a Little 4 doubleheader.

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