Lady Bucks win twice in Chico, Calif.

The Lowry High School softball team opened its season this past weekend with a two-day tournament in Chico, Calif.

The Lady Bucks dropped its first three games of the year on Friday and bounced back with two victories on Saturday to finish the weekend at 2-3. 

Lowry lost to 13-2 Roseville, Calif., to begin the year on Friday and then dropped games to Inderkum (Calif.) 11-1 and Pleasant Valley (Calif) 13-3.

The Lady Bucks beat Las Plumas (Calif) 7-6 on Saturday and Shasta (Calif. 21-2).

Roseville 13, 

Lowry 2

Roseville scored two runs apiece in the first and third innings with nine runs in the second inning to lead 11-0. 

The Lady Bucks picked up two hits — a double by Bailey Hayes and a single by Savannah Stoker. Both Hayes and Stoker scored runs and Megan Cook had an RBI.

Kadence Cooney started for Lowry and suffered the loss. She allowed 13 hits and 13 runs (nine earned).

Inderkum 11, 

Lowry 1

Kenzie Dowd-Smith, Hayes and Stoker had base hits for the Lady Bucks in the loss to Inderkum. Dowd-Smith had an RBI to drive in Hayes.

Stoker started in the circle for Lowry and took the loss. The sophomore allowed 11 runs (three earned) on three hits. She struck out three and walked eight.

Pleasant Valley 13, Lowry 3

In the final of three games on Friday, Lowry lost 13-3 to Pleasant Valley. 

The Vikings plated three runs in the first inning, four in the second and six in the third to lead 13-0. The Lady Bucks got on the board with a pair of runs in the third inning and one in the fifth.

Stoker paced Lowry with a 3—for-3 game with a double and two RBI. 

Shelbie Hoyt added two hits, two runs and an RBI. Bailey Peterson, Jada Matheny and Dowd-Smith each had base hits.

Cooney took the loss, giving up 14 hits and 13 runs (10 earned). She struck out three and walked four.

Lowry 7, 

Las Plumas 6

Stoker and Dowd-Smith each hits a home run in the 7-6 win over the Thunderbirds. 

Stoker was 3-for-3 with the homer, two runs scored and an RBI. 

Dowd-Smith was 2-for-3 including the home run and had three RBI and three runs scored.

After giving up a run in the top of the first inning, Lowry bounced back with three runs in the bottom of the first to lead 3-1. 

Las Plumas took the lead back in the fourth inning with three runs to go up 4-3, when Lowry took the lead for good with two runs apiece in the third and fourth innings.

Hayden Case had a double for the Lady Bucks and Peterson, Coo and Hayes added singles.

Stoker picked up the complete-game win, allowing six runs (two earned) on four hits. She struck out three and walked 10.


Lowry 21, 

Shasta 2

Lowry pounded out 14 hits in the win over the Wolves to close out the tournament. Dowd-Smith added her second home run of the weekend. She had two hits, four RBI and five runs scored. 

Hayes added three hits, three runs scored and two RBI and Maddison McClure, Hoyt and Cooney each had two hits.

Cooney and Peyton Cassinelli shared time in the circle. 

Cooney threw three innings and allowed no runs an no hits in three innings of work. She finished with three strikeouts and a walk. 

Cassinelli threw two innings and gave up two runs on three hits. She struck out four and walked one.

Lowry travels to Wooster on Friday for a 3 p.m. first pitch and concludes the road trip on Saturday at Sparks at 11 a.m.

Lowry is scheduled to make its home debut on Frday, March 18, against North Valleys at 3 p.m. 

The Lady Bucks are home on Saturday, March 19, to play Hug at 3 p.m.