As it has so often this season, rain interfered with last week’s softball schedule and while Colusa played three games, thanks to a double-header last Friday, Maxwell and Williams both got in one game, and Pierce was kept off the field altogether.
Woodland Christian 16 – Colusa 5 (3/27)
Colusa 12 – Live Oak 6 (3/29)
Colusa 6 – Live Oak 4 (3/29)
After a loss on the road to Woodland Christian to begin the week, the RedHawks rallied last Friday in Live Oak sweeping a double header from the Lions to open Sacramento Valley League play.
In Woodland, the RedHawks held a 5-3 advantage after three frames, but a disastrous fourth inning in which they allowed 13 runs proved to be their undoing as they suffered five inning, run rule loss.
Dyanna Santana launched a grand slam and finished 2-for-3 while Jessica Hickel and Lexi Hernandez also picked up two hits apiece.
Against the Lions, Alexis Price went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI while Helena Harris doubled and drove in a pair of runs as part of her three hit performance.
Hernandez and Santana turned in their second two-hit game of the week and Abby Huskey pitched in with an RBI double.
Recent JV call up Jasmine Alvarez earned the victory in relief recording five strikeouts, then followed up with her second varsity win in the nightcap.
Carly Lay delivered the big blow for Colusa belting a two run double while Huskey contributed an RBI single.
Now 10-5 overall and 2-0 in the SVL, Colusa has a bye week and will next play at home against Pierce on April 9.
Maxwell 15 – Los Molinos 1 (3/26)
In its final preseason game, sophomore Morgan Dennis swung a hot bat smashing three doubles in three trips to the plate as Maxwell recorded a blowout win over the Bulldogs on the road.
Also helping the Panthers’ cause was Abby Dunlap who finished 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Laynee Haywood who drove in a pair of runs as part of a 2-for-3 day.
Jasmine Atencio picked up the win in the circle striking out six and allowing no earned runs.
Maxwell (6-9) played their first Mountain Valley League contest at home against Esparto on Tuesday and will host Portola in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday.
Durham 14 – Williams 4 (5 inn.) – (3/26)
Williams opened the regular season with a run rule loss at home last Tuesday to Mid-Valley League foe Durham.
Estafania Bermudez finished 1-for-3 and knocked in a pair of runs while Crystal Garcia and Marlen Salazar collected the only other hits for the Yellowjackets.
Things didn’t get easier for the ‘Jackets (1-7, 0-1) this week as they traveled to Trowbridge on Monday to take on unbeaten East Nicolaus, returned home for a game against Hamilton City on Tuesday then hits the road to face Biggs on Wednesday and Hamilton City again on Friday.