A new era of Red Raven softball that features new coaches, new players, and a new standard of success for the program reached a season high point this afternoon, sweeping the North Arkansas Pioneers.
The Ravens gain their first two wins of the season, and first two wins under new Coach Meredith Smith.
In Game 1, the Ravens were led by pitcher Justina Raye who threw 5.1 innings with seven strikeouts in a 5-4 victory. Offensively, CCC was able to muster 10 hits and scored the game winning run in the top of the seventh inning.
Jade Jimboy had the game winning hit, as well as recorded five crucial outs in relief on the mound. Summer McAlister had three hits and two runs scored as well in the opener.
The bats stayed hot in Game 2, as the Ravens won 7-6. Grace Batdorf had four hits and three runs scored, with two runs batted in as well in a complete offensive performance. McAlister also added two more hits in Game 2, giving her five total hits on the day.
Joe Airington pitched for CCC and like her Game 1 teammate, went 5.1 impressive innings with five strikeouts.
The Ravens are in the win column, and playing their best ball of the young season. They look to continue momentum when they return home on Thursday for a doubleheader with Seminole State College (OK).