TRI CITY — Brookings-Harbor handed South Umpqua its first softball loss of the season on Saturday, defeating the Lancers 6-5 in the second game of a Class 3A Far West League doubleheader.
Violet Richardson pitched a no-hitter in the opener as the Lancers (5-1) picked up an 8-0 victory.
Richardson, a sophomore, struck out eight and walked none. She also went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and two runs. Freshman Ava White was 2-for-3 with a solo home run, freshman Kaydence Norton went 2-for-3 with a double and Kiersten Chapman added two hits.
In Game 2, Lexi Schofield hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the seventh for Brookings (5-4). Richardson was 2-for-3 with a homer and Amelia Ferguson and Norton were both 2-for-3. Norton hit two doubles.
Tatum Kelley allowed six hits and three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings before being relieved by Richardson. Kelley struck out seven.
Taylor, Crosby (6) and Brouillard, Wraith; Richardson and Love. W — Richardson. L — Taylor. 2B — Richardson (SU), Norton (SU). HR — White (SU).
Taylor and Fitzhugh; Kelley, Richardson (7) and Love. W — Taylor. L — Richardson. 2B — Marrington (B-H), Taylor (B-H). Norton 2 (SU), Vey (SU). HR — Schofield (B-H), Richardson (SU).