Sammy Haehlen goes 3-for-4, driving in four runs in a 12-1 victory

Clackamas High School’s softball team ended a rough week on a bright note, winning 12-1 over Lake Oswego in a Friday afternoon game at Hood View.

Nursing a 2-1 lead, the Cavaliers put the game away in the fourth and fifth innings of the five-inning game, scoring five times in the fourth frame on an error, a hit batsman and four hits; and scoring five runs in the bottom of the fifth on three walks, two hits and a Laker error.

Freshman Julianna Behunin opened the floodgates in the fourth, reaching with two down on a Laker error. Sophomore Bre Cox reached as a hit batter. Ashley Filler ignited the fire with a two-run double. Juniors Sammy Haehlen and Jade Haehlen followed with singles, and freshman Maddy Oakden crushed a triple, each of them driving in runs.

Senior pitcher Madisen Vrabel helped her own cause in the bottom of the fifth, leading off the inning with a base hit.

Senior Corey Erickson and Behunin walked to load up the bases, and Filler walked to force in a run. Sammy Haehlen plated two runs with a double, and two more runs scored when Oakden reached on an error.

Sammy Haehlen (3-for-4, 4 RBI) headed up Clackamas’ offensive attack, as the Cavaliers reached Lake Oswego’s pitcher for nine hits. Filler (2-for-3) had a double and a triple and scored three times; Oakden went 2-for-4, driving in three runs.

Vrabel struck out two and walked no one in a two-hitter.

The Cavaliers weren’t as fortunate in two other games played last week, losing to Canby 3-0 on April 23 and to West Linn 3-0 on April 22.

One swing of the bat proved the difference in the 3-0 loss to the Lions. West Linn scored three runs with two down in the third inning on a three-run home run by freshman Devinne Amesquita. Amesquita plated Caroline Freiling and Leah Beyer, who had reached with base hits.

Sophomore Sarah Von Ahn pitched for the Lions, striking out seven, walking three and scattering five hits.

Amanda Zehr (4 strikeouts, 6 walks, 9 hits) pitched for Clackamas.

Sammy Haehlen went 2-for-4 at the plate — with a triple — in the losing effort. Ashley Filler had a two-bagger.

The Cavaliers had no one strike out, as they put the ball in play often in the 3-0 loss to Canby. But the Cavaliers couldn’t get the breaks. They left nine runners on base and had the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, when the game ended with a line drive by Alize Godinez that Canby’s third baseman turned into a double play.

Canby scored two runs in the top of the third on a base hit by Haley Conroy and a two-run home run by Gina Bond.

The Cougars added an insurance tally in the fourth, manufacturing a run through a base hit, passed ball, groundout and a Cavalier error.

Oakden went 2-for-4 at the plate in the losing effort.

Zehr pitched for Clackamas, striking out four and walking four, while giving up eight hits.

Clackamas (6-10, 3-3) hosts Lakeridge (8-5, 3-3) this afternoon, and the Cavaliers have a rematch with West Linn (7-9, 4-1) at West Linn on Friday.

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