Canby softball splits a pair
Canby High's softball team has enjoyed a little extra action in the "extra week" of its truncated season, splitting a pair of extra-inning games with nonleague foes.
On Tuesday, May 18, the Cougar offense unleashed its fury with a 20-hit barrage during an extra-innings 17-14 win over Clackamas.
"It was the second game in a row that went to extra innings," coach Tyler Kraft said. "We had 20 hits and had amazing offensive production from the entire team."
Ella Kiehl led the offense by driving in eight runs in the game during her 3-for-6 effort at the plate. She drove in runs on a single in third, a double in the fourth, and grand slam homer in the eighth. Allie Mead already had put Canby ahead in the extra frame with an RBI-single to open the eighth inning with the eventual game-winner.
Abigail Loomis got the win in the pitching circle, though she surrendered 10 runs on 10 hits over eight innings, striking out 11. She also led the team with four hits on the day. Also collecting multiple hits were Regan Rourke, Kenna Kraft, Mead, Ava Carroll, and Jaiden Lee.
The win completed Canby's season with an 8-9 overall record (6-6 in league play).
"I'm so proud of how these young ladies play the game and never give up," Kraft said. "With all of our starters returning next year, the future is promising."
Glencoe 7, Canby 6
An 0-2 single in the top of the eighth scored the winning run for Glencoe in this Monday, May 17, outing.
Canby forced extra innings in the bottom of the seventh when Kraft singled on a 2-2 count to score a run.
Loomis went five innings on the rubber, allowing four runs on five hits and striking out eight while allowing no walks. Rourke pitched three innings out of the bullpen.
Kiehl offered a glimpse of what was to come in the May 18 game with a home run in the fifth inning and Kraft was 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the offense.
"This was a great game by both teams and didn't surprise me it went to extra innings," Kraft said. "It was a well-fought game by both teams."
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