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Tigers ride the ‘Wave

by Chuck Smock

The Douglas softball team responded to its first loss of the season with a 7-4 road win over Fallon on Thursday.

With the victory, the Tigers (4-1) moved into third place in the Northern 4A standings. Reno and Wooster (both 5-0 entering the weekend) were tied for first place.

Douglas was coming off a 4-2 loss to Reed last Friday when it made the trip to Fallon. In the second inning against the Greenwave, the Tigers batted around and scored five runs to take control of the game.

“All in all, the girls played really well,” Douglas coach Ken Carr said. “They played excellent defense and Tarrah Kizer pitched a really good game.”

Kizer spread seven hits over seven innings and struck out three batters while walking only one.

Allie Walling led the Tigers at the plate and in the field. The sophomore second baseman was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. She also made several difficult plays to prevent base hits.

“Allie had an outstanding game defensively,” Carr said. “She consistently went into the hole and made really good plays. She was just outstanding.”

Lindsey Rollins was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Hillary Moreira collected two hits in four at-bats with one RBI and one run scored. Bo Ceballos was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Michelle Roza, Cheryl Nicoll and Kizer each had one hit.

The Tigers will play a doubleheader at Galena today. Carr said he has been pleased with his young squad’s performance through the early part of the season.

“They’ve been working really hard at practice and they get along really well as a group,” the first-year coach said. “I think that’s a big advantage as far as the team goes. Inside the dugout and on the field, they keep things light and loose. I couldn’t ask for a better group of kids.”