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After opening the week with shutout loss, Canby is able to snag wins from West Linn and Tualatin to close the week

An offense that had been rolling the past three games came to a screeching halt Monday for the Canby High softball team.

The Cougars dropped a 10-0 contest to visiting Tigard after scoring 33 runs in its previous three contests.

Bree Marino and Brooke Herron were most of the offense for Canby (1-4, 2-5 overall) Monday, each collecting a hit.

Regan Rourke was on the mound and surrendered 10 runs on six hits over five innings, while striking out four.

Canby returns to the field Wednesday for a road game at West Linn, then finishes the week Friday with visiting Tualatin.

COURTESY PHOTO: SARAH OLIVER - Canby continues its shortened season with hopes that the pitching and hitting are coming together when it counts.

Canby 3, West Linn 2

The Cougars got back on the winning track Wednesday afternoon behind a pitching gem from Abigail Loomis, defeating West Linn by a 3-2 count.

"Abigail Loomis broke out with a superb performance on the mound," coach Tyler Kraft said. "We know we have two very strong pitchers and they are both starting to find their groove."

The game was tied at 2-all in the fifth when the Cougars got the eventual winning run via error.

Loomis was tough on the mound, stricking out 11 over seven innings, while allowing two runs on five hits.

Ava Carroll and Rourke each had two hits to lead the Canby offense.

Canby 15, Tualatin 4

Canby wrapped up its softball week with a return to its offensive ways, spreading 17 hits around the lineup in a 15-4 win Friday afternoon.

Canby trailed early, but got things really heated up in the fifth when Mead, Lee, Loomis and Herren each delivered an RBI in the frame. Rourke, Loomis, Ella Keihl, Ava Carrol, Lee, Herren, and Mead each had multiple hits on the day, including a Lee home run in the third innings.

Loomis got the start on themount and allowed five hits and four runs in her three innings of work.

The two league wins during the week lifted Canb to 3-4 in league play, 4-5 overall.

After Monday's trip to Lakeridge, Canby host Barlow for a non-leaguer on Wednesday, the travels to take on Lake Oswego Friday.


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