The Canby High softball team pushed its win streak to eight games with a 3-2 win over Lakeridge on April 18 in a good old-fashioned pitcher's duel.
Abigail Loomis toed the pitching rubber for seven innings for the Cougars and allowed only four hits while striking out 19.
Ella Kiehl got things going in the first inning when she singled on a 3-2 pitch, driving in a pair of runs. Ava Carroll added a solo home run in the fourth inning to give the Cougars enough breathing room to secure the win.
Kiehl led the way offensively with three hits. Loomis and Natalis Just each added multiple hits to help Canby's offense.
Canby 5, Southridge 1 The Cougars ran its win streak to nine games with a 5-1 win over visiting Southridge on April 20. Canby sits at 2-0 in Three Rivers League play, tied with Tigard, and carries a 12-2 overall record and No. 2 ranking in 6A. Tigard, whom the Cougars play on April 27, is ranked No. 1.
Canby 3, Lake Oswego 2 Make it 10 straight for the Canby High softball team after a 3-2 league on the road against Lake Oswego Friday night. Pitchers set the tone in this one, with Canby's Abigail Loomis wheeling and dealing a three-hitter. Canby got things going early. Ella Kiehl singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run. Lake Oswego evened things up in its half of the first, using an error to help its cause and make it 1-1. A two-run third inning from Canby helped them pull away and secure the win. Kiehl was again the catalyst, delivering a two-run double in the inning. Loomis went the full seven innings, recording 12 strikeouts in the game. Offensively, the Cougars scattered eight hits in the game with McKenna Kraft delivering a 3-for-4 outing at the plate. Ava Carroll and Kiehl both had multiple hits. Canby is now 3-0 in league play and 13-2 overall.
Canby Baseball The Canby High baseball team split the week, beating Liberty by an 8-1 score on April 19, then dropping a tough 2-0 decision to visiting Southridge on April 20.
The two non-league titles came in the midst of a four league losses in five games. The Cougars (6-9 overall, 2-4 in league) jump back into Three Rivers League play with home games April 26 and 29 against Tigard, as well as a road trip to Tigard on April 27.
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