RANGELY I The Colorado Northwestern Community College women’s softball team earned three wins and one loss over the weekend as the women opened conference play.
CNCC Women’s Softball Head Coach Ysidro Jimenez reported that the Spartans, who currently sport a 7-3 record on the season, went 3-1 in opening conference-play this past weekend against College of Southern Nevada, located in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson.
The women split games 1-1 on Friday and picked up a pair of wins in games on Saturday.
On Friday, after a 32 day lay-off for the Spartans, it showed as they lost 17-2 in the opening game. The Spartans bounced back with a 6-4 win, as Taylor Reidhead led the offensive attack with two home runs and 5 runs batted in. She also earned the win from the pitching mound.
On Saturday, the Spartans scored a total of 28 runs in two games as they won 13-7 in the first game and 15-7 in the second.
The Spartans offense had themselves a weekend full of long balls and stolen bases, Jimenez said, adding that three Spartans sent five home runs soaring out of CSN Stadium, and the team also had a total of 15 stolen bases.
In the first game on Saturday CNCC produced back-to-back home runs from Taylor Reidhead and Whitnie Touhuni and a solo shot from Natasha Barker.
Kayla Durfey also had a great day on Saturday as she led the offensive attack with five hits, four steals and six runs batted in.
Reidhead was also chosen as The Scenic West Athletic Conference’s pitcher of the week. Reidhead was 10 of 14 at the plate, posting a .714 batting average and she scored seven runs, 11 runs batted in, two doubles and three home runs. On the mound, she posted a 3-1 record, having pitched 20.1 innings and posting 10 strikeouts.