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Whittell softball team gets high-scoring win

Chad Sellmer, Tribune staff writer

Whittell High’s softball team won an offensive thriller, 17-14, at Nevada 1A’s Virginia City on Tuesday afternoon.

Warriors coach Lindsay Wines took a younger squad to the game, hoping to give the team’s freshmen and sophomores some game experience. Those players got it in a big way.

“It was really a good day in many ways,” Wines said. “A lot of girls who didn’t get a lot of playing time in the Sacramento tournament got a chance to play the whole game and have a number of at-bats. We left the juniors and seniors at home.”

Down by four runs at one point, the Warriors battled back defensively behind relief pitcher Sasha Silver. Anna Kingman was 4-6 at the plate with two home runs, a triple and five RBIs.

“Katie Green started at pitcher for the first four innings and she did a good job for us, but she was starting to get a little tired,” Wines said. “Sasha came in with a one-run deficit. She got us strikes and came out as the winning pitcher, so I thought that was great. Alix Laub came off the bench for us and had some nice plays defensively at second base.

“With the younger girls playing I saw a lot of good things. Defensively we did fine. There were a couple of mental errors and offensively we need to be a bit more aggressive, but I was pleased with the way they played.”

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