Cougars grab two more league wins
Canby's third straight softball win, 5-2 over Lakeridge on Monday, has moved the Cougars into a tie for second place with a 4-4 league mark.
Canby got off to a fast start when Abigail Loomis singled in the first inning to bring two runs across. It was a fitting start to the game for Loomis, who would shine on the mound again with a complete-game pitching performance — allowing three hits, two runs and striking out 11.
"Abigail Loomis pitched another great game with 11 strikeouts," coach Tyler Kraft said. "We are hitting the ball well and are riding a three-game winning streak against very tough league opponents."
Overall, Canby had eight hits in the game, including two apiece from Ella Kiehl and Ava Carroll.
After a non-league contest with Barlow on Wednesday, Canby (4-4 in league, 5-5 overall) will continue league play at Lake Oswego Friday.
Barlow 2, Canby 1
The Cougars dropped a non-league nail-biter on Wednesday afternoon, falling 2-1 to Barlow.
The Cougars out-hit Barlow 7-6, but couldn't find that tying or winning run in regulation.
Bree Marino helped produce Canby's lone run with a single in the second inning.
Regan Rourke and Allie Mead each had three hits for the Cougars to lead the offense. Rourke pitched eight innings, allowing six hits and one run while striking out three.
Canby 9, Lake Oswego 2
The Cougars got back on the winning track Friday, improving their conference win streak to four games with a 9-2 win over Lake Oswego.
Mead got things rolling in the first inning with an RBI-double. Then, Canby added four more in the second inning when Mead, Kiehl, and Loomis all delivered RBIs in the inning. Kiehl had a home run on the afternoon as well.
Loomis got the win on the mount, pitching seven innings and allowing two runs on six hits. She struck out seven and walked one.
"We played solid in all aspects of the game," Kraft said. "Abigail pitched a great game, defense made a lot of tough plays, and our offense was clicking early and often. It was just an all-around good game from our girls."
Kenna Kraft, Ava Carroll, Jaiden Lee and Mead led the 13-hit attack as all had multiple hits for the Cougars. Kraft led the way on a 3-for-4 night. Defensively, the Cougars didn't commit an error in the field.
The Cougars are 5-4 in league play, 6-6 overall.
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