The College of the Redwoods softball team closed out the season with a doubleheader sweep of Butte at McKinleyville High School on Saturday, and remain in the hunt for third place in the Golden Valley Conference.
The Corsairs, who won 4-3 in eight innings and 5-2, close out at 9-11 in conference play, while Butte is currently 9-9 with a doubleheader at home to Shasta remaining on Tuesday.
If Shasta sweeps, then CR and Butte will both be 9-11, but the Corsairs will claim third outright in the final conference standings courtesy of the head-to-head tiebreaker, having won three of four against Butte.
Game one on Saturday was a ninth one-run affair for the Corsairs in 20 GVC games this season.
The CR women rallied twice late, taking a 2-1 lead with two runs in the bottom of the sixth, and then tying things up at 3-3 with a run in the seventh.
Amy Reyes closed out strong with two hits and an RBI in the opener, while Adriana Chavez, Juliana Ortega-Miranda, Bronwyn Gilfillan and Ashley Stockwell each had a base hit, with Ortega-Miranda also driving in a run.
Stockwell got the win in the pitcher’s circle, allowing just five hits.
Ortega-Miranda got the win in the nightcap, while Gilfillan capped a big day with two more hits.
Reyes, Chavez and Becca Tripp each also had a hit, with the latter driving in a run.
Redwoods honored the team’s two sophomores – Stockwell and Phoebe Marsh – before Saturday’s games.
The CR women close out 13-21 overall, while Butte is now 14-22.
Ray Hamill writes at humboldtsports.com, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.