Chelan Softball v Nooksack
Goat slides into second base ahead of the ball.
Goats dip below 500… face Brewster Friday at home
by Richard Uhlhorn
(reports by Coach Jeff Barker)
In action on Friday, April 25, Chelan hosted the
Number one Okanogan Bulldogs for a double header and lost both games; the
opener 14-5 and the nightcap 19-0.
It took extra innings for Cascade to beat the Lady
Goats in Leavenworth, but the Kodiaks ended up with a close 9-8 victory.
Aleea Ferguson went to the circle in the third with
a 7-3 lead, but Cascade chipped away and the Lady Goats walked in the tying run
in the bottom of the seventh inning leading to extra innings.
In the top of the eighth, Chelan scored one, but
Cascade came back in the bottom of the eighth and and hit three hard singles to
score two runners and put the game away.
“There was some great defense played by both teams,”
reported Coach Jeff Barker. Cascade outhit Chelan 15 to 14. “This was a close
game all the way around.”
Offensively, Kara Kronbauer was2 for 3 with 3 RBIs.
Mary Fitspatrick went 3 for 3, Maddy Harrison was 3 for 5 with a RBI and Jessi
Oules was 3 for 4 with a RBI and a stolen base.
The previous Saturday, April 19, Chelan hosted a
double header with Nooksack Valley and came away with a split. Chelan lost game
one 9-0. “It was a five run game until the seventh inning,” said Barker.”We
didn’t play bad, but we did have three errors that hurt our cause.”
Julia Horlebein made her first start in the circle
and held her own. She threw five innings giving up just three earned runs on
nine hits, 0 strikeouts and five walks.
Offensively, Chelan could only muster four singles
and couldn’t put together any runs from those.
In the nightcap, Chelan came away with a 4-3 victory
in a clean game. “We had only one error and Nooksack played errorless in both
games.” Chelan led the night cap 4-1 until the seventh inning and then hung on
to get the split.
Amanda Reeves pitched a complete game for the win
giving up three runs on 11 hits, three strikeouts and two walks.
“We made a few adjustments to our defensive lineup
this week and I thought we played much better.”
Offensively, the Lady Goats had eight hits with
Jessi Oules going 2 for 4 with a stolen base. Katie Gleasman was 1 for 4 with a
double, Kara Kronbauer was 1 for 2 and Amanda Reeves was 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs.