Lady Grizzlies earn multiple victories over Anderson
Lauren Cagle releases a pitch during the Lady Grizzlies home game against Anderson High School Thursday, May 2. The Lady Grizzlies beat Anderson, the two-time defending section champions, in each game of the three-game series. Photo by Maddie Musante
May 3 — The Lassen High School Lady Grizzlies traveled to Anderson High School to take on the two-time defending section champions, the Anderson Lady Cubs, in a doubleheader Tuesday, April 30. The Lady Grizzlies came out on top of both games, winning 7-4 and 10-5.
The Lady Grizzlies then hosted Anderson in the third game of the series Thursday, May 2. The Lady Grizzlies again enjoyed a victory over the Lady Cubs, winning the game 14-7.
Shelby Campa was the winning pitcher in the first game on Tuesday. She pitched all seven innings for Lassen, getting five strikeouts, one walk and allowing eight hits and three earned runs.
Senior Laken Cagle dominated offensively for the Lady Grizzlies, hitting a double that brought in two runs in the seventh inning, giving Lassen the lead over the Lady Cubs. Abbi Scheff hit a triple and had two RBIs. Lindsay Northrop hit an RBI.
Kennedy Ford led Lassen’s offense in Tuesday’s second game, going 2-3 at bat, hitting two homeruns and getting two RBIs. Taylor Knect also had a great run at the plate, hitting a homerun and getting three RBIs. Kelsey Pinneo and Jessica Richards each hit an RBI for the Lady Grizzlies.
Pinneo pitched 6.1 innings for Lassen, getting four strikeouts and allowing 12 hits and five earned runs. Lauren Cagle pitched two innings, allowing one hit.
In the third game of the series, played Thursday at Lassen Community College, Lauren Cagle pitched five innings for the Lady Grizzlies. She struck out three batters, walked one and allowed 10 hits and three earned runs. Campa came in to pitch two innings, getting one strike out and giving up two hits.
Ford hit a triple for Lassen and got an RBI. Scheff went 1-2 at bat and had two RBIs. Northrop went 3-4 and also got two RBIs. Knecht had two RBIs. Danica Guillen was 3-4 at the plate and scored two runs.
“(We) played great defense, pitched well and got timely hitting,” said coach Paul Moore, “Beating them was sweet revenge, as they beat us 2-0 last year in semi-finals and playoffs.”
After the games against Anderson, Lassen was 8-1 in league play. The Lady Grizzlies will face Yreka High School in a three-game series played Tuesday, May 7 at Lassen Community College and Thursday, May 9 in Yreka. The Lady Grizzlies only need to win two out of the three games to win the Northern Athletic League championship.