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Softball team falls to Cascade, fights for league championship


May 8, 2019

SUNHEE BITTER slips by Stayton opponents and reaches for third base after nearly being trapped in a rundown between second and third.

Sweet Home toppled Philomath finally, winning 4-3 at home April 29 and moving into position to nab the league championship in softball.

The Huskies beat Stayton 2-1 at home May 1, but then lost 9-4 to Cascade Monday night.

The Huskies, 13-2 and fifth in statewide rankings, are tied with Philomath, 13-3 and ranked eighth, heading into the final week of baseball. Both teams will face Newport one more time. Sweet Home has beaten Newport twice. Philomath has lost one of two games so far to Newport.

Philomath also faces a winless Woodburn while Sweet Home faces a 3-13 Sisters.

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