The Bears take their 5-1 league record to McArthur Friday afternoon, April 29, 2016, to face undefeated Fall River (9-0 in league, 19-0 overall).

The Mount Shasta High School softball team will try to do today what nobody else has been able to do this spring: beat Fall River.

The Bears (5-1 in the Shasta Cascade League, 7-5-1 overall), are scheduled to play a doubleheader against the Bulldogs (9-0 SCL, 19-0) this afternoon in McArthur beginning at 2 p.m.

Mount Shasta swept Weed Tuesday in Mount Shasta, 13-0 and 12-2.

Coach Greta Jones said the key to the Bears’ success so far this season “is the control of our pitchers.”

Leslie Rhoades faced two batters over the minimum in the five-inning first game. She struck out 11, walked none, and allowed one hit.

Jolene Rhoades allowed three hits, struck out 8 and walked none in the second game, which also ended after five innings.

Mount Shasta had 8 hits in the opener, 2 each by Kaycee Sarti and Kacey Cain and 1 each by Quincie Cross, Mary Taylor, Nicole Jones, and Leslie Rhoades.

Sydney Cross and Cain had 2 hits each in game two, while Quincie Cross, Miranda Zanni, Leslie Rhoades, Lily Hitchcock, Mary Taylor and Anna Taylor all had 1 hit.

Not far behind the Bears in the SCL standings are Burney (5-2 and 13-4) and Etna (5-3 and 13-9). Modoc is 2-5 in league; Weed and Trinity have yet to win a game.

The Bears are scheduled to play Trinity in Mount Shasta May 5 and finish league in a makeup doubleheader at Burney May 9.