Samantha Prosser keeps guard of third base during the Lady Eagles’ double header against Lassen last Friday. The Eagles beat the Cougars by one run in both games. Photo by Maddie Musante
The Feather River College softball team went on the road last weekend for two doubleheaders. On Friday, March 22, the Eagles faced off against Lassen, winning the first game 7-6 and the second game 9-8. The following day Feather River lost both games to Shasta College 6-5 after being up the majority of the game. The outcomes put FRC at 7-3 in conference.
Feather River’s wins over Lassen were due in large part to the team’s pitching. Brittany Klapper closed both games to save the team. The Eagles’ assistant coach, Heather Kelley, attributes the teams’ wins to a full team effort.
“We played very well,” said Kelley. “We had a few errors, but nothing too crucial. Our offense was there and our pitching was really good. It was a group effort all around.”
In the first game, Julianna Waller hit a two-run home run to give Feather River the lead and win the game.
In their games against Shasta, the Eagles had a lead through the fifth inning in both games. Shasta came back to win by a single run both times.
“They were a really good team,” commented Kelley about Shasta. “They did all the little things right and we had a few shaky errors on defense that killed us. When they come to Quincy, though, it’s going to be a different ball game.”
Shasta is leading the Golden Valley Conference with a 10-0 record in conference play. The Eagles are second.
Feather River plays at Butte March 27 and at the Redwoods April 5. The team’s next home game is against Lassen on April 13.