Softball Huskies split for the week

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Molalla slipped by the Husky softball team in the seventh to tie and added a run in the eight to win 3-2 Friday at Molalla.

Molalla scored the first run in the third inning, but the Huskies answered back with two in the fourth to take the lead. Both teams were scoreless until the seventh when Molalla added one to tie the game.

“I thought we played very well,” Coach Rob Younger said. “We led until going into the seventh inning, and we let it get away.”

That’s the Capital Conference, Coach Younger said. All games are close, and so far, all games have had only a single run margin.

“I’ve been really pleased with the consistency from the mound we’ve gotten from Heather Wall and the defense,” Coach Younger said. The team needs to work on clutch hits and runs when it’s in scoring position.

At least three innings against Molalla, the team had a runner on third and an opportunity to score in the final inning of the game.

At bats, Ashley Severns went 3-3 to lead the Huskies.

The loss leaves the Huskies 2-1 in league and 7-6 overall.

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The Huskies defeated Cascade 2-1 at home on April 9.

Wall threw a five-hitter. At bats, Kaci Trask went 3-3 and Severns and Teresa Lewis went 2-3.

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Junior Varsity

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The junior varsity defeated Molalla 8-5 at Molalla on Friday.

“At Molalla, Mallory Carlson and Jamie Miller each singled in the top of the first inning starting things off with a bang, but we failed to score them,” Coach Tom Wall said. “In the third inning, Courtney Walker led with a walk, then Carlson and Miller followed with singles to start the scoring. Ashley Horn and Raelynn Wirth both walked to load the bases. Susie Sieg reached on an error. Melissa Walczyk laid down a perfect slap to a hug gap in short, scoring two more runs to cap our four-run third.

“In the fourth, Katie Crawford reached on an error, stole second and was hit in by Miller’s single. In the sixth, Jenna Anderson reached on an error. Carlson singled. Miller singled to save Anderson. Two walks scored Mallory, and Miller scored when Walczyk ripped a shot to the left.”

At bats, Miller went 4-5 and Carlson 3-5.

At the mount, Wirth went the distance striking out seven and walking four.

The team holds a 10-3 overall record and a 3-0 league record.

The junior varsity previously defeated Sisters 12-5 at home on April 5 and Cascade 12-1 at home on April 9.

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