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Lady Tigers find offense in non-league battle

By: Staff Report
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They gave up another big inning Wednesday, but this time the Roseville High softball team had an answer. Taking a temporary break from the battles of the Sierra Foothill League with a non-league contest at Whitney, the Tigers banged out 10 hits in taking a 7-4 win. Roseville hopes the victory will put it back on track after two straight losses to close out the first half of its league season. The Tigers are now 1/2 game behind Del Oro and Rocklin in the SFL standings. In this contest, Roseville tallied twice in the first before yielding four runs in the Whitney second stanza. Three of the four scores against freshman pitcher Delany DeMello were unearned in a game when both teams committed three errors. Two innings later, the Tigers posted a crooked number of their own as they scored five in the fourth to take the advantage. Gabby Gonzalez pitched the final five frames for the Tigers while Rachel Hopping and Kaitlyn Gruchow shared the circle for the Wildcats. Cassandra Weiss had two hits and two runs-batted-in for Whitney, as the Wildcats banged out five hits on the day. Breanna Peterson had the team's only extra-base knock, a double, and she also drove in a run in the second. Alicea Coy had three hits and two RBIs for Roseville, and the Tigers also had multiple-hit games from Alexi Johnson and Kayla Fields. Fields had the only two-bagger and also chased home three runs. Roseville (4-2 in the SFL, 10-6-1 overall) hosts Oakmont (1-4, 4-8) at 4 p.m. Wednesday in its next contest.