Huskies 3-3 in Oregon West

Adisen Graber catching a fly ball, with pitcher Katriona Harris and catcher Natalie Smith backing her up. Photo by Sky Chappell

The Sweet Home softball team (5-11) finished their second week of league games, ending 2-1 for the week. The two wins for the week have brought the Huskies to an overall 3-3 in the Oregon West Conference

At the start of the week, April 15, the team faced North Marion (2-12), ultimately ending the game 5-4.

“The game against North Marion was a close one and the girls did a good job of competing the entire game to come back and win in the eighth inning,” Head Coach Emily Marchbanks said.

After the win against North Marion, the Huskies faced Philomath/Alsea (1-14) April 17. This away game ended in a landslide victory for the girls, finishing 19-4. Marchbanks attributed this win to solid defense and the ability to string hits together.

At the end of the week, April 18, the girls faced Cascade (13-1). Cascade is currently undefeated in league (6-0) and ended the game 9-0 in their favor.

“Cascade didn’t go the way we wanted, but we will continue to work on being more consistent defensively and capitalizing when we get runners on base,” Marchbanks said. “Riley Watkins competed really well in center field, and made several difficult and important catches to back up our pitchers.”

The girls will be back for their third week in league on April 22 at home versus Stayton (10-4), followed by an away game against Newport (2-13) on April 24, and ending their week against North Marion on April 25.