Red Rockets pick up High Sierra softball win with nine strikeouts |

Red Rockets pick up High Sierra softball win with nine strikeouts

Tribune staff report

Hillary Santana connected for a single and a double and Jordan Dalton and Terra Verebaly each hit a single as the Sluggers beat the Red Rockets 11-8 in High Sierra ASA Softball League major division play last week at South Tahoe High.

Sluggers’ pitchers Chelsea and Kelly Bartlett combined to strike out nine batters.

Brittany Barcellos, Jenelle Alessi, Cassy Smith and Danielle Smith all had stolen bases for the Rockets and Emily Alessi had a sacrifice to score a run.

In the week’s other major division game, the Blue Heat were led to a 10-3 win over the Black Ice by Shaylene McLaughlin’s home run in the top of the fourth inning.

Shayna Butler hit a deep ball to right field, but an outstanding catch by Black Ice right fielder Danielle Henson made the out.

The Ice were led by Janelle Contaxis’ double and a single by Jordan Reeder. Reeder, playing third base, caught a fly ball and turned a double play with Michelle Bett at second base.

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In minor division action, Cindy Lucero connected for a triple and Alyssa Jenkins hit a double as the Red Flames beat the Blue Angels, 9-5.

Lucero also caught a fly ball and threw to Missy Miller for a double play.

Glory Pillsbury hit a home run for the Angels.

The Blue Heat also recorded a win over the Green Giants in the week’s other minor division game.