DAYS CREEK — The North Douglas softball team kept its share of first place in Special District 3 with a pair of wins over Days Creek on Tuesday.

The Warriors, ranked No. 2 in the Class 2A/1A coaches' poll, won 7-2 and 11-0, improving to 12-1 on the season and 5-0 in league. The Wolves dropped to 1-6 and 0-4.

Nicki Derrick tossed a one-hitter in the opener, striking out 16 and walking three. Kyla Crume had the lone hit for Days Creek, singling in the sixth inning.

Freshman Halli Vaughn went 3-for-4 with three doubles for the Warriors. Natalie Draeger and Cydni Dill each went 2-for-4.

"I thought we competed well in the first game," D.C. coach Katie Staudemaier said. "(Freshman) Shandiin Newton pitched a really good game for us, she only gave up three earned runs."

N.D. scored seven runs in the bottom of the third inning in the nightcap. Vaughn pitched a three-hitter with seven strikeouts and no walks.

Freshman Samantha MacDowell was 2-for-2 for the Warriors.

Days Creek is scheduled to host Oakland Thursday. North Douglas will host Oakridge Wednesday in a doubleheader.

First Game

N. Douglas;203;010;1;—;7;11;2

Days Creek;001;000;1;—;2;1;3

Derrick and S. Alcantar; Newton and Merrell. WP — Derrick. LP — Newton. 2B — Vaughn 3 (ND).

Second Game

Days Creek;000;00;—;0;3;0

N. Douglas;017;3x;—;11;7;0

Newton, Kruzic (2), Mahurn (4) and Merrell; Vaughn and Draeger. WP — Vaughn. LP — Newton.

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