Lions double up Modoc to advance to softball semifinal

Cleo Smith notched the win for Etna, and also went 2/3 at the plate (click image for slide show).

Cleo Smith notched the win for Etna, and also went 2/3 at the plate (click image for slide show).

Photos by Courtney Quirmbach

The Etna Lions defeated the 7th seeded Modoc Braves 6-3 on Tuesday to advance to a NSCIF D-V softball semifinal match up against #3 Biggs (24-4).  Biggs beat #6 Mt. Shasta 8-1 in their quarterfinal game.

Against Modoc, Cailey Rizzardo went 4/4 for the Lions with a run, an RBI and a double. Evie Duerr was 1/2 with an RBI.

Cleo Smith notched the win in the circle, allowing two earned runs, four hits and four walks, while striking out five Braves. Smith went 2/3 at the plate, drove in a pair of runs and had two doubles.

The #2 Lions (27-3-1) will host Biggs at 4:00 on Thursday.

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