Tigers beat NU, claim No. 2 seed

By: Staff Report
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The Roseville High softball team moved itself into the No. 2 seeding position from the Sierra Foothill League Friday in Grass Valley. The Tigers avenged one of their three league losses for the second time in a week as they knocked off the Miners 7-1. The victory moves Roseville (9-3 in the SFL, 15-7-1 overall) into the playoffs as the second seed from the SFL because of its season sweep of Rocklin (9-3, 13-11). Freshman Delany DeMello allowed just two hits and struck out 10 Miners in leading her team to this win. While the score carries a significant margin of victory, the numbers are somewhat misleading as the game was tied heading into the seventh when the Tigers exploded for six runs to get the job done. Alexi Johnson had three hits to pace an 11-hit Roseville attack. Kalei Levy had two hits and drove in a pair of runs, and Savannah McMillin also banged out two hits. Freshman Kayla Fields hit a three-run home run in the decisive stanza. Roseville will open play in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 21 at the Sacramento Softball Complex.