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If the first five games are any indication, it's going to be a good year for the Del Norte High softball team.

The squad improved to 5-0 for the season on Thursday, dominating Hoopa on the road in doubleheader action.

Del Norte won the first game 5-2 and the second contest 10-1.

Del Norte Warrior head coach Jackie Heuberger said the Hoopa Warriors are a very strong team each year, having won their division last year.

andquot;I'm really excited,andquot; she said about the wins. andquot;The girl's played really well and hit the ball well.andquot;

In the first game, Alyssa Bergquist continued her dominating pitching, striking out eight batters. She gave up five hits and one earned run.

Tasheena Natt was perfect from the plate, going 4-for-4 with one RBI and two runs. McKinnze Holden walked all four times she batted in the first game and scored two runs.

andquot;She has an excellent eye,andquot; Heuberger said.

Michelle Stacey went 2-for-4 with two singles, while Lauryn Lesnia went 2-for-4 with two singles and an RBI. Bergqusit went 2-for-3.

In the second game, Holden continued with the Warrior's strong pitching, getting four strikeouts, no earned runs and giving up three hits.

Jessica Morrow went 3-for-5 with two singles and a triple. Stacey went 3-for-5, with two singles and two RBI's. Paula Rhodes went 2-for-5 with two singles.

Del Norte next plays in doubleheader action on Saturday on the road at Brookings.

- Triplicate staff

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