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Warriors’ win streak hits 7

Kevin MacMillan
kmacmillan@sierrasun.com
Provided to the TribuneWhittell's Rachel Laub slides into home during last Saturday's doubleheader against Incline High School.
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The Whittell softball team turned a corner earlier this month with a big win against Hug High School, snapping a five-game losing streak in the process.

Little did they know they were rounding that corner with a full head of steam.

The Warriors headed to a tournament this week in Las Vegas with a seven-game win streak in tow, and a 12-7-1 record, after enjoying a thrilling doubleheader sweep of Incline High School last Saturday, 12-10 and 12-0.

“The girls have been playing with intensity and coming together as a team. We have been able to play good defense and our offense has been solid for the last several games,” said coach Rich Barna, in a submitted statement.

Whittell preceded the sweep in Incline last Saturday with 3A wins over Truckee (9-1 and 6-2, on April 9) and Sparks (14-14 and 15-6, on April 12).

“Being able to beat 3A schools has really been a confidence boost for the squad,” Barna said.

Whittell hit well over the 7-game win streak; following are some of the team’s key performers during that stretch:

• Rachel Laub hit 7-for-12.

• Sarah Gillespie hit 7-for-15.

• Marissa Besson hit 11-for-17.

• Jessie Sayre hit 6-for-15.

• Brianna Brewer hit 9-for-18.

• Emily Harris hit 4-for-12.

• Megan Miller hit 11-for-17.

As a pitcher, Besson also has recorded 54 strikeouts in the last 8 games.

The team heads home today from the Spring Jamboree Tournament in Vegas. Look for results in one of next week’s print editions. The Warriors also play Incline on Monday at Lampe Park.


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