ETNA – The Mt. Shasta Lady Bears will three-peat as Shasta Cascade League softball champions. That became a fact, after they swept the Etna Lady Lions on Friday, 8-4 and 13-1. The only remaining question is whether or not it will be an outright title or shared.
The Lady Bears are 8-0 in the SCL, with just a double-header against Modoc (3-3, 8-5) next Friday left in their league schedule. Etna (4-2, 13-10) is two games back in the loss column with double dips against Burney (0-6, 3-15) on Monday, and Fall River (5-3, 11-8) next Friday. The Lady Bears magic number for the outright crown is one. Any Etna loss or Mt. Shasta win equals Mt. Shasta’s third straight undisputed SCL championship.
Game-one of the Etna v Mt. Shasta double header was what fans have come to expect when the Lady Lions and Lady Bears tangle—close and hard fought. Etna was first on the board in the bottom of the second inning, when Brittany Dean walked and scored on an RBI by Tiana Besoain.
Alex Peruzzi singled in the top of the third inning, and Tori Weatherford drove her home with a double for Mt. Shasta’s first run, tying the game at 1-1.
Etna went back on top, 2-1, in the fourth inning, when Tandy Thackeray walked and scored.
The Lady Bears put up a pair of runs in the top of the fifth inning, to take their first lead of the game. With two down, Sejay Sarti doubled. A single by Weatherford plated Sarti. Weatherford went to second on the throw home. Weatherford stole third base, and scored when Kayla Spini reached on an error, giving Mt. Shasta a 3-2 lead. (more…)
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