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Vikings rout Cougars in doubleheader, scoring 49 combined runs to earn third and fourth wins; Lawynuik goes to state

Softball

Colton softball doubled up its win total for the season May 12.

After coming up short against district champion Kennedy in a doubleheader on May 10, Colton turned around two days later and won a doubleheader against Gervais. The Vikings won the first game 25-11, and the second 24-13. It was the first and second highest scoring output of the entire season.

PMG PHOTO: TANNER RUSS - Colton senior Hailee Hordichok has been leading the team from the circle and at the plate.

In the first game, every player got a run to score, but it was junior Justice Hakes who led the way with five runs. Hakes also tied senior Hailee Hordichok with 4 bases-on-balls, though it was Hordichok who led the team with 4 RBIs.

The second game was a back-and-forth affair. Colton led ever so slightly 14-10 heading into the fifth and, ultimately, final inning. From there, the Vikings scored 10 runs to end things. This time, seniors Mikey Spalinger and Cassidi Cohoon recorded 4 RBIs apiece, but it was Cohoon who added 4 hits and 4 runs to her scoreline.

With the wins over Gervais, Colton's record sits at 4-8 in conference, and 4-11 overall. The Vikings have four more league games to play before the end of the regular season: two against Central Linn (6-8) on May 16, one at Sheridan (7-5) on May 17 and the regular season finale against Western Christian (1-14) on May 18.

Track and Field

The lone Colton track and field athlete to qualify for the 2A state championships in Eugene was senior Rowyn Lawrynuik, who took second place in the discus with a personal best throw of 103 feet, 5 inches. Lawrynuik will compete at Hayward Field on May 19-20.

Baseball

The Vikings lost their lone contest of the week, a 12-4 defeat at the hands of Sheridan (1-14) on May 10. The Vikings (0-14) will conclude their regular season with a game against Western Christian (12-4) on May 16 and a game against Santiam (10-7) on May 18.


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