Molalla softball goes 1-2 at tourney
A three-game stint at the Seaside Spring Break Tournament got off to a rough start for the Molalla High softball team but ended on a high note with a win.
The Indians dropped 16-1 and 15-0 decisions to Rainier and Stayton, respectively, on March 25 before coming back to claim a 15-11 win over Umatilla on March 26.
"The girls had a rough start to the tournament, but were able to work through their troubles and have some fun while winning a game against Umatilla to end the weekend," coach Amanda Bethune said.
In its first two games, the Indians recorded only the single run on two hits while striking out 13 times and earning only two walks.
Against Umatilla, the offensive floodgates opened as the Indians banged out 22 hits, including a home run from Alison Wickham. They earned four walks and put the ball in play a lot as they suffered only a single strikeout.
Georgia Edge batted .800 for the tournament, while Marinda Haak hit for a .714 average, Jade Phillips a .571 mark and Allison Wickham a .556 average.
On the mound, A'Rian Bond got most of the work, surrendering 41 hits, 32 runs, 15 walks and one strikeout in her 12 innings of work. Marinda Haak and Brooke Marshall also got some pitching work in during the tournament.
The Indians get back into action on March 31 with a trip to Blanchet Catholic in a non-league tilt.
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