In softball action last week, Maxwell and Pierce each got in four games at a rain shortened Biggs Tournament while Colusa and Williams squeezed in contests at home.
Maxwell 11 – Hamilton 10 (3/21)
Chester 5 – Maxwell 0 (3/21)
Maxwell 10 – Los Molinos 6 (3/22)
Pierce 17 – Maxwell 5 (3/22)
A walk off hit off the bat of sophomore Morgan Dennis plated Madi Pearson in the bottom of the fifth inning lifted the Panthers over the Braves in their first game of the day at the Biggs Tournament.
Dennis, who was 2-for-2 at the plate, also picked up the win in the circle striking out four and yielding five earned runs.
Paige Vierra and Laynee Haywood each had two hit game with Vierra driving in a pair and Haywood knocking in one.
Against Chester, the Panthers got a nice effort from Jasmine Atencio who allowed just two hits and two earned runs over six innings, but could not capitalize on offense with only Dennis, Courtney Wycoff, Abby Dunlap and Perla Herrera recording hits.
On Friday, Maxwell held a four run advantage over the Bulldogs in the second inning before the game ended, yet provided no statistics, nor were they available from the blowout loss to Pierce.
Weather permitting, the Panthers (5-9) had two scheduled games this week, the first of which was to be played in Williams on Monday and the second on Tuesday in Los Molinos.
Pierce 7 – Mercy 2 (3/21)
Quincy 10 – Pierce 0 (3/21)
Etna 11 – Pierce 0 (3/22)
Pierce 17 – Maxwell 5 (3/22)
Halle Charter finished 2-for-3 with a double, triple and four RBIs as the Bears put seven runs on the board against Mercy in their first game at the Biggs Tournament last Thursday.
Sierra Murphy went the distance in the circle striking out five without allowing an earned run in the win over the Warriors.
Things got tougher after their initial outing however as the Bears suffered back-to-back shutouts at the hands of Quincy and Etna.
On Thursday against the Trojans, Charter and Murphy along with Grace Alonzo and Kylie Stephens all got hits, but Pierce could not push a run across the plate.
Alonzo, Betsy Myers and Gicelle Condrey accounted for the Bears only hits on Friday as they fell to the Lions, last year’s NSCIF Division V runner up.
Pierce rounded out the tournament with a 15 hit assault to down the Panthers for the second time in the preseason.
Murphy led the hit parade going a perfect 4-for-4, while Abby Mendoza was 3 for 4 with a double and Kaitlyn Nickell drove in two runs in addition to her three hits.
Pierce (7-8) looked to even its record against Willows on March 26 before hosting Corning on March 28.
Oroville 7 – Colusa 6 (3/19)
Marysville 14 – Colusa 4 (3/21)
Riding a four game win streak entering into last week, the RedHawks suffered two consecutive losses at home.
Back on March 8, Colusa dispatched Oroville 12-0 at the Randy Watt Tournament, but last Tuesday the Tigers got even the delivering the game winner in the sixth after keeping the RedHawks off the board over the final three innings.
Both Carly Lay and Edith Moreno finished 2-for-3 with two RBI while Alexis Price, Makayla Frias and Jessica Hickel also picked up two hits a piece, but it wasn’t enough for the RedHawks who were edged in the end.
With rain last Wednesday, the RedHawks hosted Marysville on Thursday instead, and although they played tough, down just four entering the final frame, the RedHawks surrendered six runs to the Indians in the top of the seventh and fell by double digits.
Lay continued to swing a hot bat going 2-for-2 and driving in two more runs, as did Frias who was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Colusa (7-3) opened Sacramento Valley League play on Tuesday in Live Oak, has a non-conference game scheduled today in Woodland against Woodland Christian then closes out the season series with the Lions at home on Friday.
Williams 16 – Los Molinos 6 (3/19)
With their game against Live Oak scheduled for March 22 rained out, the Yellowjackets ended the week on Tuesday with their first win of the season, although no statistics were available.
Williams (1-6) was scheduled to play its final preseason game on March 25 against Maxwell before hosting Mid-Valley League foe Durham on Tuesday and rounding out the week in Trowbridge against defending MVL and NSCIF Division V champion East Nicolaus.