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The FRC Eagles softball team, back row, from left: Tyra Garcia, Haley Mullen, Katie Fisher, Emily Mitchell, Madison Harris, Maggie Sheppard, Molly Dunlap, Jamie Romero, Ali Conder and assistant coach Shalayna Gamboa; front row, from left: Sierra Slightom, Malinna Levesque, Shawn McCullough, Alyssa Rude, Cynthia Barela, Bianca Beterano, Marissa Walton, Annette Hayward and Payton Reynolds. Photo by Meredith Aragon

Make that a 16-game streak for the Eagles

Shawn McCullough gives a good squint to the Siskiyous pitcher before stepping up to the plate. With 35 hits so far this season, McCullough has scored 22 runs, including a pair of homers, and 24 RBIs in FRC’s 28 games. Photo by Mari Erin Roth

Feather River College pitcher Emily Mitchell did not let a forecast of rain dampen her spirit as she pitched a perfect game, 10-0, in the first of a doubleheader April 3 against the Siskiyous Eagles.

Mitchell is ranked first in the league for overall shutouts (11) and second during league games (4). She is second overall for strikeouts (171) and sixth for strikeouts during league games (60). Mitchell has pitched 21 complete games for the Eagles this year.

The 10 FRC runs in the first game April 3 were scored by Tyra Garcia, Shawn McCullough, Alyssa Rude, Payton Reynolds, Molly Dunlap, Bianca Beterano, Annette Hayward and Ali Conder. McCullough and Reynolds each scored two. One of Reynolds hits was a homer.

The second game against Siskiyous ended in a stalemate tie, 0-0. After winning 15 games in a row, the Eagles streak was snagged with the zero scoring tie. But if you are going to break a winning streak, a zero tie seems like the best possible way to do it. Perhaps it is just a mid-point pause.

The Eagles had to postpone their match against the College of the Redwoods Giants because of rain and now rev up to play the Shasta Knights in a doubleheader on the FRC diamond in Quincy this Friday, April 13.

The Eagles played the Knights March 26 and won 6-0 and 12-4. This is the last scheduled home game for the winning Feather River Eagles.

The FRC ladies have racked up a mighty 8-0 conference record, tallying a record of 23-3-2.

After the doubleheader this Friday, the Eagles finish up the regular season with three away doubleheader games against: Lassen on April 14, Butte on April 20 and Siskiyous on April 21.

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