Carson High softball

Senator softball drops contests to McQueen, Reed

Carson High's Zadee Gitthens goes full extension to make a catch at first base Thursday against McQueen.

Carson High's Zadee Gitthens goes full extension to make a catch at first base Thursday against McQueen.
Photo by Jeff Mulvihill, Jr. | InstaImage.

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Carson High School softball had the game-winning run at the plate Thursday against McQueen, but fell to the Lancers 8-6 in a league tilt.

Trailing 8-4 in the bottom of the seventh, the Senators tallied four hits in a row between Zadee Gitthens, Bella Reyes, Sofia Morrison and Lillian Barker. 

Morrison and Barker both drove in a run apiece to cut the gap to 8-6, but with two outs a strikeout ended the comeback effort.

"They (McQueen) are very well coached. I thought we played clean, but for the most part we just got beat. If we play them again, I think these two teams are pretty well balanced," said Carson High head coach Scott Vickrey. 

McQueen's three-run fourth inning put the Lancers ahead 5-2, but the Senators responded with two runs of their own. 

Cali Stagliano opened the scoring in the second inning with an RBI triple to the left field fence. Reyes put an RBI on her resume in the third on a single that scored Jasmine Slater. 

On her own, Slater was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, knocking in a pair in the fourth inning on a single. 

"Cali was on fire today. Her bat is really starting to come around," said Vickrey. "Slater is starting to find her bat. When she hit that shot to the outfield, I said Jazzy is back."

After McQueen's Vanessa Bein hit her league-leading 14th home run of the spring – a two-run shot – Carson was forced to play catch up. 

Ultimately, the Senators fell to the Lancers (3-8), who now lead Carson (2-10) by one win in the Class 5A North league standings. 

UP NEXT: Carson will play five games in two days in Sussanville, California in an out-of-league tournament. 


The Senator softball team fell in both ends of a league doubleheader against Reed on Tuesday by final scores of 10-0 (6 innings) and 5-0.

Carson, which has been dealt a few tough injuries, has had to shuffle its hitting lineup and infield defense to counter for injured players.

In the Game 1 loss, Bella Reyes was 3-for-3 at the plate, bringing her season average to .478. Reyes was the only Senator to record a hit in Game 2.

Jasmine Slater also recorded a hit in the opening game.

(Carson High’s Jordan Brubaker throws to first base during the Senators’ league doubleheader against Reed on Tuesday. Brubaker has 10 hits and four RBIs for the Senators this spring. / Jeff Mulvihill, Jr. | InstaImage)


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