Douglas softball splits with Panthers

After dropping the first game of a doubleheader to North Valleys Saturday, the Douglas softball team came back to pummel the Panthers 15-4.

"We just executed very well in the second game," Douglas coach Lori Raschilla said. "We ran the bases really well and there was no one who really stood out above anyone else.

"We hit all the way through the lineup, everyone had a part in it."

Stephanie Harper led the way with four RBIs and a double in the second game while Jolie Kizer went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

Mitzi Olsen drove in two runs and Lauren Hoppe, Tisha Luken and Kayla Moore each drove in one.

Felicia Imelli and Nicole LaPorte each had a hit as well. LaPorte scored four runs.

Olsen picked up the win in the circle, striking out seven.

In game one, North Valleys took an 8-4 victory despite an impressive 11-strikeout effort from Harper.

Morgan Barone went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Moore and Hoppe each had one hit.

Douglas now stands at 6-6-1 overall and 5-4 in league play.


Douglas improved to 9-0 on the year with a sweep of North Valleys Saturday.

The Tigers have outscored their opponents 115-11 over the first nine games.

Douglas won the first game 9-0 and the second 18-2.

Emmy Frank went the distance in the first game, allowing only one hit and one walk while striking out seven.

Danelle Freitas struck out four and allowed only three hits in 3-1/3 innings to get the win.

Dorothy Sliva pitched the last inning and a third in relief.

The Tigers pounded out 25 hits in the two games. Katie Gettman had four hits including a home run and two doubles. Mackenzie Cauley and Jocelyn Fencl also had four hits including a double and a triple each.

Freitas, Sliva, Marina Diaz, Christine Ward and Chloe Trudell each had two hits with Trudell also adding a triple.

Megan Mitchitarian had a double and Frank and Tara Paiement each had a single.

Douglas' defense was also impressive, turning two double plays while committing one error. Douglas has only committed nine errors in nine games.


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