Clackamas uses 10-hit attack to overwhelm St. Helens 12-2
Clackamas' Kylee Giancola went 3-for-3 with an RBI-triple and Trinity Loeb added a two-run homer, highlighting a 10-hit attack that carried the Cavaliers to a 12-2 non-conference softball home win over St. Helens in Wednesday's season opener for both teams.
Nicole McBride started on the mound for Clackamas and threw three shutout innings, checking St. Helens on one hit with two walks and three strikeouts.
Shaylee Monise pitched two innings of relief for the Cavaliers, allowing two runs on three hits with three strikeouts in a game that was shortened to five innings by the 10-run rule.
Kylee Vanderbout drove in the game's first run for Clackamas with a fielder's choice that scored Alyssa Daniell. Vanderbout then scored on Giancola's triple to left, and Loeb homered on a 1-0 pitch from Lions' starter Abby Austin to give the Cavaliers a 4-0 lead.
Clackamas added another run in the second, and four more in the third to take a 9-0 lead.
In the fourth, St. Helens scored two runs on three hits, and Clackamas answered with three runs on one hit, a walk, and four Lions errors to push the lead to 12-2.
Monise retired the Lions in order in the fifth on two strikeouts and a game-ending grounder back to the mound.
OREGON CITY 7, WESTVIEW 3: Morgan Hornback and Zoie Iverson each hit two-run homers to lead the Pioneers to a road win over the Wildcats in Thursday's season opener.
LA SALLE PREP 5, ROOSEVELT 4: Jaden Gloden scored from second base on Megan Lyver's one-out single to left in the seventh inning, lifting the Falcons to a 5-4 victory Thursday over the visiting Roughriders.
Tyka Dupuis went the distance on the mound for La Salle, allowing four runs on eight hits with two walks and 11 strikeouts in the season opener for both teams.
Gloden, Rylee Maben, and Lyver, batting in the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 spots, respectively, went a combined 6 for 10 with a double, two walks, and four RBIs to lead La Salle's 10-hit attack.
In the third inning, the Falcons struck for four runs on five hits and one Roosevelt error to take a 4-0 lead. Gloden's two-run double keyed the rally, which saw La Salle score all four runs with two outs.
The Roughriders rallied with a run in the fourth, two in the fifth, and one in the seventh, setting the stage for Lyver's walk-off RBI-single for the Falcons.
MILWAUKIE 15, SOUTH ALBANY 4: The Mustangs won Friday's home game to push their record to 2-1. Milwaukie opened the seasn with a 10-7 win over Sherwood on Tuesday, followed by a 4-0 loss to South Salem on Wednesday.
RIDGEVIEW 12-11, PUTNAM 11-6: The Ravens turned a double play with the potential tying run on third base to secure the win in the first game of Saturday's double-header in Redmond.
In the second game, Ridgeview's Brook Herrington had three hits with a double, a triple, and two RBIs.
GLADSTONE 8, ASTORIA 0: Starting pitcher Madi Mott worked the first five innings and checked Astoria on one hit with 13 strikeouts to help lead the Gladiators to a road win in Thursday's season opener.
Maddi Brady and Kinzi McLeod had two hits each, and Emily Clinkscales added an RBI-triple to pace Gladstone's eight-hit attack.