Douglas girls pound Wooster
MINDEN – After Wooster rapped out four hits for three runs to open the game, it was apparent the Douglas softball team was in for a fight.
The Tigers overcame four errors in the game and rode 12 runs through the third, fourth and fifth innings to a 15-8 win over the Colts Thursday afternoon.
“It’s a good win,” Douglas coach Andy Mitchell said. “We came from behind and the girls had to battle to get there. Wooster is a scrappy team. They put the ball in play and we were a litlte rusty on defense.
“The offense did their job though. We’ve been working hard in practice to create game-time situations and that showed with how we did on offense today.”
In total, the Tigers got 12 hits, including big days all around for the top of its order. Morgan Blomstrom went 3-for-4 with a double and a three-run home run. Maddy Gilbert went 3-for-5 with an RBI, Emily Weaver tripled and drove in three runs and Katrina Morgan blasted a two-run home run to go with a double.
Amanda Caras and Nikki Chavez each drove in a run and Naomi Roberts and Rebecca Trute each doubled. Roberts drove in two runs and Trute had one RBI.
Freshman Taylor McKinnon pitched a complete game for the Tigers, striking out two, walking one and picking up the win.
Douglas travels to Wooster Saturday morning for a double beginning at 10 a.m.
Senators pound Damonte
The Senators took the first game of a three-game series against Damonte on Thursday, 10-4.
Carson won the road game behind 3 RBIs by Luke Maher who went 2-3. Danny Okimura added 2 RBIs going 3-4. Carter Nuckolls went 2-3 with an RBI.
Zack Harjes picked up the winning pitching five solid innings. The Senators improve to 6-4 in league and 9-5 overall. They host Damonte for a doubleheader at 11 a.m. Saturday.