Robert Husseman, The Triplicate

The Del Norte softball team notched its first Humboldt-Del Norte League win of the season by defeating Arcata, 4-3, on Tuesday.

"That was by far the best game (we've played) this season," Warriors coach Tom Moore said. "Arcata's tough. This was a very, very good game."

Chandler Davis had three singles for Del Norte, and Camryn Ridgley had a double and two RBIs, helping herself to a victory on the mound.

Ayashe Padon's RBI double in the fifth inning gave the Warriors what

would be the go-ahead run. In the sixth inning, Marissa Van Dyke

prevented Arcata from tying the game by throwing out a Tiger baserunner

at home plate from left field.

On Monday, Del Norte won a pair of softball games in Cave Junction,

Ore., defeating Illinois Valley, 7-3, and Riddle, 18-1. The wins boosted

the Warriors' record to 9-5 overall (1-4 HDN).

Del Norte travels to McKinleyville on Monday at 4 p.m. for a contest rescheduled due to rain.

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