Sports updates: Eagles are GVC softball co-champions, Bears win two

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

College of the Siskiyous and Feather River split their regular season-ending doubleheader Saturday in Quincy to finish as 2010 Golden Valley Conference co-champions.

Siskiyous, which has now finished at the top of the GVC standings four years in a row, won Saturday's opener, 15-5, then fell in the nightcap, 7-2. Sophomore Janelle Cromie hit three home runs in the opener.

Combined with a sweep of Redwoods Friday in Weed, Siskiyous goes into the postseason with a 28-11 overall record. The Eagles started the week as the No. 8 ranked team in Northern California, while Feather River was No. 7.

Click here for more about the Eagles, including a photo gallery from Friday's second game.

Mount Shasta softball sweeps Modoc

Mount Shasta's softball team rallied to score 4 runs in the sixth inning Friday at Modoc in Alturas on the way to a 4-2 victory. Playing their first Shasta Cascade League games of the season, the Bears won the nightcap 7-1. They finished the week 16-2-1 overall.

Kayla Spini continued her dominating pitching, throwing all 14 innings for the Bears and allowing only 4 hits while striking out 25 and walking 3.

Michaela Martin drove in 2 runs in the opener; Samantha Reed and Spini drove in 1 each.

Haley Brown had 2 singles and a double and drove in 2 in the second game, while Martin had 2 singles and drove in 2.

Mount Shasta is scheduled to play three SCL doubleheaders at home this coming week, Tuesday against Tulelake, Wednesday against Etna and Friday against Weed. They'll also be at home against Burney on Tuesday April 27. The Etna and Burney games were previously postponed because of weather.

Cougars fall to Honkers

Weed High School's baseball team lost twice to Tulelake Friday in Weed, 17-7 and 17-4.

Siskiyous baseball splits with Butte

College of the Siskiyous scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie Butte in the opener of a Golden Valley Conference doubleheader Saturday in Weed, then won it 10-9 with a single run in the bottom of the 10th.

The Eagles then lost the nightcap, 17-7, in a game that ended after 7 innings.

Siskiyous also lost a single game to Shasta earlier in the week, 16-6.

Aaron Jorgensen shut Butte out over the final three innings in Saturday's first game and was the winning pitcher. Siskiyous out-hit Butte, 14-9.

Jeff Reid was 3 for 5 at the plate with 2 doubles and 3 runs batted in for the Eagles; Coty Clack singled twice, doubled and drove in 2; and Adam Miller was had his 11th double and first home run of the season.

Butte hit 3 home runs in the game and held an 8-1 lead before the Eagles scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning.

The Eagles finished the week 6-14 in conference play, while Butte was 13-7 and in second place behind Feather River (18-1).