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After seeing their winning streak at 10 games snapped last week, Cougars find Tigard's offense potent.

In a battle of two of the top-ranked teams in 6A softball, a quick start left the Canby Cougars looking up at top-ranked Tigard on April 27. And after a 10-game win streak, the Cougars now find themselves enmeshed in a two-game losing streak after their 10-0 loss to the Tigers, which came on the heels of a 4-2 loss to Oregon City. COURTESY PHOTO: CANBY SOFTBALL - The Canby High softball team dropped a 10-0 matchup with top-ranked Tigard on April 27. Tigard took the lead in the first inning on a three-run home run and never looked back. "We struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Tigard, giving up 10 runs," coach Ty Kraft said. Tigard's pitching staff gave up three hits on the day, one of which was a single by Ava Carroll in the opening frame. Abigail Loomis took the mound for Canby, surrendering nine runs on seven hits over three innings. She did strike out 12 in taking the loss. Canby also got hits from Loomis and Madison Bigej. Oregon City 4, Canby 2

"We dropped a tough one against Oregon City," Kraft said. "We had a 2-0 lead going into the seventh, had two outs with no one on base." At the point, things changed. Oregon City reeled o ff six base hits in a row to take a 4-2 lead. "I think that game put us in a bad head space going into the Tigard game."

Now, Kraft and his squad is looking at the rest of its schedule and the ability to get back on track. "We are looking to getting back to basics and bounce back against West Linn," Kraft said. "We told the girls to get back to the 'one game at a time, one at bat at a time, and one defensive play at a time.' Go back to taking care of the things we can control and play our best softball moving forward."


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