Softball: Clackamas wraps up share of Mt. Hood Conference title
Clackamas' Alyssa Daniell went 3 for 4 with a double, a home run, and four RBIs to help the Cavaliers clinch a share of the Mt. Hood Conference softball title with a 7-1 road win Thursday over Gresham.
Clackamas starter Nicole McBride threw six innings and allowed one run on five hits with four strikeouts as the No. 2-ranked Cavaliers (21-5, 12-2 Mt. Hood) closed out league play on a three-game win streak.
Thursday's decision, coupled with Barlow's 4-1 at Reynolds, left Clackamas and Barlow (20-6, 12-2) knotted for first place. It also marked the first league title for the Cavaliers since 2013 when they won the Three Rivers League championship outright.
The Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Joey Miller drew a leadoff walk from Gresham starter Allie Olson, then stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored on Maddy Stateler's two-out single to right.
Clackamas added three runs in the sixth on five hits, including Daniell's two-run homer to right and Stateler's RBI-single.
McBride took a three-hit shutout into the sixth when Gresham's Bella Serrano led off with a double, went to third on Holly Thorson's single, and scored on a passed ball to make it 4-1.
After the Cavaliers tacked on three runs in the seventh to push the lead to 7-1, Shaylee Monise relieved McBride and got the final three outs on a groundout and two strikeouts.
OREGON CITY 8, DAVID DOUGLAS 2: Isabelle Lewis went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs as the No. 5-ranked Pioneers closed out Mt. Hood Conference play with a home win Thursday over the Scots.
Emily Dugan added two hits and Morgan Hornback tossed a four-hitter with eight strikeouts for Oregon City (19-5, 11-3 Mt. Hood).
LA SALLE PREP 13, SANDY 2: Maddie Hull went 4 for 5 and drove in four runs, and Hailey Wadsworth went 3 for 4 with a double, a homer and four RBIs, leading the Falcons to a Northwest Oregon Conference road win Friday over the Pioneers.
Wadsworth did all the pitching for the Falcons (14-9, 12-5 NWOC) and worked six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits with one walk and four strikeouts.
This week, La Salle scheduled two non-conference home games -- Monday against Marist Catholic of Eugene and Tuesday against West Linn.
PUTNAM 13, PARKROSE 0: Melia Croydon tossed a three-hitter with six strikeouts as the Kingsmen won at Parkrose on Thursday and finished second in the final league standings, one game behind Hillsboro.
Putnam (17-4, 14-3 NWOC) scheduled non-conference game Monday at McMinnville and Thursday at home against Franklin.
GLADSTONE 10, ESTACADA 0: Gladstone needed only five innings to take care of the visiting Rangers as Shaye Pinner tossed a one-hitter with two walks and 10 strikeouts to help the Gladiators cap an undefeated Tri-Valley Conference season Thursday.
The Gladiators (19-5, 15-0 Tri-Valley) scheduled two non-conference road games this week -- Monday at St. Helens and Wednesday at Wilsonville -- in preparation for the OSAA Class 4A softball playoffs beginning May 23.
-- From staff reports