Monday’s Prep Softball: Onalaska’s Bats Light Up to Sweep Kalama
By The Chronicle
ONALASKA — Onalaska scored 41 runs combined in two games, sweeping a doubleheader against Kalama in Central 2B League games here on Monday.
In game 1, Onalaska won 19-0 in three innings. The Loggers scored 10 runs in the 1st inning and nine runs in the 2nd inning to put the game away.
Amy Henderson was 3 for 3 at the plate with two triples, a double and five RBI’s. Henderson also threw a no-hitter on the mound. Ashley Pannkuk was 2 for 3 with two RBI’s and three runs.
Game 2 started out different, but ended with the same result as the Lady Loggers won 22-7. Kalama scored three runs in the first inning and four runs in the second inning to generate some offense for the Chinooks.
But Onalaska’s bats took an inning to get going, scoring eight runs in the 2nd to take the lead. The Loggers added six runs in the 3rd inning and seven runs in the 4th inning to end the game after four.
Hayli Howard was 4 for 4 with three triples and three RBI’s and Alicia Vint was 3 for 4 with two triples, a double, five RBI’s and four runs. Henderson was 2 for 4 with two triples and two RBI’s.
“The bats brought us through,” Onalaska coach Ken Ulery said. “I was a little disappointed with our pitchers in the second game, they didn’t throw strikes. If you don’t throw strikes, it’s a hard game to win.
“All in all, I thought the team battled, they had each others back today. I liked the attitude and effort, it was a good two wins for us. You’ve got to win everything you can in this league.”
Onalaska (4-3, 4-2) is off until after spring break, traveling to face Rainier on April 8 in a Central 2B League game.
Black Hills Tops Centralia
TUMWATER — Centralia managed just one hit against Black Hills here on Monday, falling to the Wolves 7-1 in an Evergreen 2A Conference softball game.
Black Hills had a big 3rd inning, scoring four runs to take a 5-0 lead.
“We didn’t field the bunts real well, we threw it around a little bit. That was really the difference in the ballgame,” Centralia coach Mike McDonald said.
Centralia scored their lone run in the 4th inning. Lexi Erb tallied the only hit for the Tigers in the 7th inning to break up a Black Hills’ no-hitter attempt.
“I think we did some good stuff defensively, we made some nice plays,” McDonald said. “You take away that one inning, we did some good stuff defensively. If we tighten up defensively and it’s a different ball game. We weren’t real aggressive at the plate, we struck out eight times. We’ve got to put the ball in plate, we did more looking than we should. You don’t swing the bat, you don’t hit the ball.”
Centralia (2-2, 0-1) hosts Capital today in a nonleague game.
LOGGERS 19, CHINOOKS 0
Kalama 000 — 0 0 6
Onalaska 10(9)X — 19 10 1
Batteries: Kalama — Sykes and Meyer; Onalaska — Henderson and Howard
LOGGERS 22, CHINOOKS 7 (4 inn.)
Kalama 340 0 — 7 4 8
Onalaska 186 7 — 22 13 1
Batteries: Kalama — Sykes and Meyer; Onalaska — Glenn, Henderson (1) and Howard
WOLVES 7, TIGERS 1
Centralia 000 100 0 — 1 1 5
Black Hills 014 002 X — 7 6 1
Batteries: Centralia — Taylor Bailey, Aspen Lilly (6) and Hannah Porter; Black Hills — Means and Hull