Baseball Team Happy to Be in Florida

Waunakee baseball sharpens their skills vs. Kaukauna

Patience was a key ingredient in the recipe Philomath High used Thursday to finish off the Oregon West Conference baseball sweep of Stayton. "This just wasn't one of those games", said first year St. Joseph coach John Welch.

"We begin a new era with some talented returning players and incoming freshmen", Geis said.

The Red Devils got another 10 hits on Wednesday as they shut out Providence Hall 10-0.

In that battle with the Herd, Brittany Steenbergen took the tough-luck loss, giving up just one earned run while striking out six over six innings.

"Early on, the guy on the bump was really good and we were having to figure out how to scratch something together", Wolf said.

Watson started on the mound, and Audrey Montgomery took over when Watson complained of a sore arm. Melo added a three-run home run in the fourth, and Place added his second long ball of the day in the seventh to score two more. Erin Rethlake then singled to load the bases back up before Jenny Schaper launched a walk-off single to right to close out the game with the run rule.

Weyauwega-Fremont would once again answer to send the game into extra innings.

Kurt Matthews and Elian Abreu, his top two, pitched at Mount Sinai - Matthews for the first four innings and Abreu for the last two.

Hannah Rossback had one of the hits and scored one run while driving in two.

"Fielding went well", Coach Stephanie Green said, "and the girls are improving with hitting". "We are making several adjustments of the defensive side of the ball in hopes of maintaining our.950 fielding percentage from a year ago".

Sierra Dudley had four hits and four RBIs for the Buffaloes, while Whitny Harper and Kylie Johnson each had three RBIs and Taylor Stal and Emma Winslow each had four hits and one RBI. Conner went three-for-four with a home run, double and three RBIs, while Lose collected three hits in four at-bats and drove in two runs.

In the fifth inning, as the rain started to fall and the game neared its 1½ hour time limit, East Union tied it up with a one-out bases-loaded single. Wilkinson later scored on an error by the catcher to put the lead at 3-0.

Slater had two hits in the No. 9 spot in the batting order.

Two of the top newcomers to the squad this season will be junior Paige Cummings (outfield) and sophomore Kayla Yax (infield), who should both provide solid defense and some pop in the lineup.

Bryce Marshall had four hits and five RBIs for Payette. "We have the potential to do well this year, but ultimately our success will depend upon a lot of game experience in order for the players to grow in their knowledge, skills, and confidence".

Deposit-Hancock handed S.S. Seward its first loss of the season Wednesday night.

But in the final game of the series the Golden Tigers too often got in their own way.