Softball team wins league opener

Sweet Home 6

Sisters 5

The Husky softball team won its league opener 6-5 against Sisters Thursday afternoon at home.

Sisters scored a run the first inning, but the Huskies answered with three of their own to take the lead.

Sisters added two more runs, one in the fourth and sixth innings to get within one of the Huskies. At the top of the seventh inning, Sisters bunched up three runs to tie the game at five.

At bats at the bottom of the inning, Kaci Trask hit a double to reach base. Heather Wall knocked her in for the game-winning run.

“I felt that they (Sisters) played an extremely good ball game,” Coach Rob Younger said. HE was most pleased that every time Sisters scored a run, the Huskies answered with runs of their own.

“They (the Huskies) hit the ball well,” Coach Younger said. “Heather (Wall) competed real well. She didn’t have her best stuff,” but sometimes that happens and a pitcher just needs to compete harder.

The Huskies had five errors on the game, bunching them up and allowing Sisters to score runs “when we needed to a better job of playing sound defense,” Coach Younger said.

At the plate, Trask went 3-3, leading off the bottom of the seventh with her double. Teresa Lewis and Ashley Severns went 2-3.

At the mound, Wall struck out five batters and allowed two walks.

The Huskies are 1-0 in league and 6-5 overall.

“We’re real pleased,” Coach Younger said of where the girls are at this point in the season. The Huskies will hit a number of league games now, and he anticipates those being tough.