May 23 Softball Roundup: No. 27 West Linn shocks No. 6 South Medford 6-0
After months of preliminaries and lousy weather, the Class 6A state softball playoffs kicked into gear Monday, May 23.
Here's what happened with our best area teams. To read about Lakeridge's 1-0 win over Central Catholic, click here.
Lake Oswego 5, Sherwood 2
The Result — No. 21 Lake Oswego upset No. 12 Sherwood 5-2 at Sherwood High School.
The Stats — LO junior Ava Brenden went 2 for 3 at the plate with one RBI and one run scored, junior Kyla Zhang was 2 for 3 with one RBI, junior Virginia Harmon drove in two runs, and junior pitcher Paris Richards threw seven innings, allowing one earned run on seven hits and no walks while striking out four.
The Records — Lake Oswego improved to 12-16 overall after finishing seventh in the Three Rivers League; Sherwood finished its year at 21-6 after tying for first in the Pacific Conference.
What's Next — Lake Oswego at No. 5 Sheldon, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.
Oregon City 10, Reynolds 0
The Result — No. 3 Oregon City routed No. 30 Reynolds 10-0 in five innings at Oregon City High School.
The Stats — OC junior Allyson Nordling went 2 for 3 at the plate — including a grand slam home run — with five RBIs and two runs scored, freshman Chloe Stromme was 1 for 2 with two RBIs and two runs, and sophomore pitcher Lily Riley threw five innings, allowing no runs on no hits and two walks while striking out 13.
The Records — Oregon City improved to 19-7 overall after finishing second in the Three Rivers League; Reynolds finished its year at 14-12 after finishing fifth in the Mt. Hood Conference.
What's Next — No. 19 Lakeridge at Oregon City, 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.
West Linn 6, South Medford 0
The Result — No. 27 West Linn shocked No. 6 South Medford at South Medford High School.
The Stats — WL junior Rebecca Gomez, senior Ava Sin and junior Courtney Williams all hit home runs against the Panthers, with Gomez going 3 for 4 at the plate with two RBIs and two runs scored, while senior pitcher Addison Sobotta threw seven innings, allowing no runs on five hits and one walk while striking out one.
The Records — West Linn improved to 8-18 overall after finishing fourth in the Three Rivers League; South Medford finished its year at 22-5 after winning the Southwest Conference.
What's Next — West Linn at No. 11 Tualatin, 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.
McMinnville 13, Nelson 3
The Result — No. 26 Nelson fell short in its first-ever playoff game, falling 13-3 in six innings to McMinnville at McMinnville High School.
The Stats — Nelson junior Ailee Young went 1 for 2 at the plate with a walk and two runs scored, junior Kaylie Christopher was 1 for 3 with one RBI and one run, and senior pitcher Noel Julison threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing nine earned runs on 17 hits and zero walks while striking out three.
The Records — Nelson finished its year at 14-11 overall after finishing second in the Mt. Hood Conference; McMinnville improved to 23-4 after winning the Pacific Conference.
What's Next — No. 23 Barlow at McMinnville, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.
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