Sweet Home Softball Gears Up for Final League Showdowns

Miley Smith catching a fly ball. Photos by Sky Chappell

The Sweet Home Softball team (7-14) has continued to push through their league season despite rough weather. Although their week started with a win versus Philomath/Alsea (1-19), the following game versus North Marion (4-14) was canceled due to unfortunate weather conditions.

The week started with a home game against Philomath/Alsea, which ended 12-2 in favor of the Huskies, April 29. This game had moments that could only be seen in attendance including clean plays at the plate and quality outfield performances.

The following game was played at Cascade (19-3), May 1. The Huskies lost this game by only one point, with the final score being 6-7.

“We played really well against Cascade,” Head Coach Emily Marchbanks said. “We stuck with them and only lost by one. They’re a really tough team.”

Kenadie King getting stuck in a pickle. Photo by Sky Chappell

Matchbanks also commented on how well her team did during this game, stating, “Even though we lost, [it] was one of the better games that we’ve played and it was very much everybody on the team who contributed to it.”

The next game was played at Stayton (16-4), May 2. This game also resulted in a loss with the final score being 1-12.
“Stayton did not go the way we wanted it to, but we’re working on our hitting,” Marchbanks said.

The team continues to stay optimistic with their final week of league ahead. The team will be playing back-to-back games versus North Marion on May 8, then playing Philomath/Alsea, May 9, and finishing their season with the rescheduled game versus Newport (3-18) May 11.