The College of the Redwoods softball team played another two close games on Saturday, splitting a pair of one-run affairs at home to College of the Siskiyous.
In their 12 conference games so far, seven have been decided by just just a single run, making the Corsairs one of the more competitive and entertaining teams in the Golden Valley Conference.
Saturday’s two games both featured exciting finishes, with the visitors sneaking a 2-1 win in the opener after scoring the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh.
Not to be out-done, the Redwoods women overcame a 4-1 deficit in the second game, scoring the walk-off winning run in the bottom of the seventh for a 5-4 win.
The opportunistic Amy Reyes scored the winning run while the Siskiyous catcher was arguing a call at first base.
Adriana Chavez, Juliana Ortega-Miranda and Becca Tripp each finished with two hits in the win, as the Corsairs scored three times in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at 4-4.
Lily Peterson and Reyes each also had a hit, the latter coming on a bunt and eventually leading to the winning score.
Ashley Stockwell got the win in the circle, pitching the final three innings in relief of Ortega-Miranda.
The two pitchers combined to hold the Siskiyous bats to just three hits.
Stockwell took the loss in a close opener, allowing just five hits and two walks in a complete-game performance.
At the plate, the CR bats managed just five hits themselves, one each from Chavez, Ortega-Miranda, Pheobe Marsh, Dakota Small and Bronwyn Gilfillan.
Ortega-Miranda and Marsh each had a double, with the latter also driving in the team’s only run.
With the split, the Corsairs are now 5-7 in the GVC and 9-17 overall.
They are 3-4 in the one-run conference games.
Siskiyous is now 6-8 and 10-21.
CR will play a doubleheader at Shasta on Tuesday and two more at Lassen on Wednesday.
Ray Hamill writes at humboldtsports.com, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.