May 25 Softball Roundup: Oregon City slips past Lakeridge 2-1
The state softball playoffs got even bigger and better on Wednesday, May 25.
After kicking off with Class 6A playoffs two days earlier, the state's best 5A and 4A softball players also hit the diamonds on May 25.
Here's what happened with our best area teams. To read about Wilsonville's 7-0 win over Corvallis, click here.
Sheldon 16, Lake Oswego 1 (3 inns.)
The Result — No. 21 Lake Oswego saw its season end in a 16-1 loss to No. 5 Sheldon at Sheldon High School.
The Stats — LO junior Ava Brenden had her team's only hit — a second-inning double — and scored the Lakers' only run, while junior Paris Richard pitched three innings, allowing six earned runs on 13 hots and one walk while striking out one.
The Records — Lake Oswego ended its year at 12-17 overall after finishing seventh in the Three Rivers League; Sheldon improved to 24-5 after finishing second in the Southwest Conference.
Oregon City 2, Lakeridge 1
The Result — No. 3 Oregon City edged No. 19 Lakeridge 2-1 at Oregon City High School.
The Stats — Oregon City freshman Chloe Stromme went 2 for 2 at the plate and also walked once, junior teammates Gina Allen and Lily Castor both scored on a Lakeridge error in the bottom of the seventh, and junior Lily Riley pitched seven innings, allowing one unearned run on one hit and three walks while striking out 13.
For Lakeridge, senior Brooklyn Davis had her team's lone hit, senior Ella Hoyle walked and scored her team's lone run in the top of the seventh, and senior Holly Beeman pitched seven innings, allowing two unearned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out 11.
The Records — Oregon City improved to 20-7 overall after finishing second in the Three Rivers League; Lakeridge finished its year at 13-12 after finishing sixth in the Three Rivers League.
What's Next — No. 27 West Linn at Oregon City, 6 p.m. Friday, May 27.
West Linn 5, Tualatin 3
The Result — No. 27 West Linn upset another foe Wednesday, beating No. 11 Tualatin at Tualatin 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 (6 inns.)
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.
Pendleton/Griswold 3, La Salle 1
The Result — No. 16 La Salle pushed top-ranked Pendleton/Griswold hard in a 3-1 loss to Pendleton High School.
The Stats — Sophomore Layne Portash had her team's lone hit against Pendleton/Griswold — an RBI single in the top of the seventh inning that scored senior Riley Vickroy. Portash also pitched six innings, allowing one earned run on five hits and one walk while striking out two.
The Records — La Salle finished its year at 12-16 overall after finishing fourth in the Northwest Oregon Conference; Pendleton/Griswold improved to 25-2 after winning the Intermountain Conference.
Dallas/Falls City 2, Putnam 1
The Result — No. 12 Putnam stuck with No. 5 Dallas/Falls City throughout their game before finally falling 2-1 at Dallas High School.
The Stats — Junior Ashleigh Gayler went 1 for 3 at the plate — a double— for her team's lone RBI, while junior Sophia Lambert went 1 for 3 with one run, senior Lucy Rose went 1 for 3, and junior Jessica Cracknell threw 6 1/3 innings, allowing no earned runs on four hits and five walks while striking out six.
The Records — Putnam finished its year at 141-3 overall after finishing third in the Northwest Oregon Conference; Dallas/Falls City improved to 18-7 after winning the Mid-Willamette Conference.
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