Softball: Othello's CWAC title hopes slip away

May 4, 2013 

Othello 8-6, Ellensburg 3-10: With a Game 2 loss to the Bulldogs, the Huskies watched their CWAC title hopes take a hit Saturday, as the two teams split a league doubleheader in Othello.

The loss snapped the Huskies’ 15-game winning streak and took them out of the running for their first league title since 2008.

“If we swept, we would have been league champions. Now, (Ellensburg) is the champ, Selah is the No. 2 and we’re the No.3. That’s quite a drop, huh?” Huskies coach Rudy Ochoa said. “The girls played well. We’ve got a few little things to work on. I really think we can beat (Ellensburg) next time.”

Kalinda Kosters and Diamond Franco each homered for Othello (15-3 overall, 13-3 CWAC) in the opener, and Kim Bullis hit one out in the nightcap.

Ellensburg 020 010 0 — 3 9 0

Othello 001 061 x — 8 12 1

Burgess, Gibson (5) and Hughes; Madison Martinez and Sophie Rodriguez. Highlights—Daisy Salgado (O) 2x4; Kim Bullis (O) 2x3, 2B, 3B; Holly Fleshman (O) 2x3, 2B; Kirsten Quigley (O) 2x3, 2B; Kalinda Kosters (O) HR; Diamond Franco (O) HR; Lund (E) 2x3; Durand (E) 2x3.

Ellensburg 400 420 0 — 10 15 0

Othello 203 100 0 — 6 9 0

Malcom and Hughes; Bullis, Quigley (1), Martinez (5) and Rodriguez. Highlights—Tori Zambrano (O) 2x2; Bullis (O) 2x2, HR; Martinez (O) 2x3; Franco (O) 2B; Fleshman (O) 2B; Hughes (E) 3x4, 2B; Griffin (E) 2x4, HR; Burgess (E) HR; Lund (E) 2x4, 2B; Hannams (E) 3x4; Durand (E) 2x4, 2B.

Prosser 11-7, East Valley 1-13: Makayla Morrow struck out eight and was 3-for-4 with four RBIs in the opener as the Mustangs split with the Red Devils in Moxee.

Brook Haringa was a combined 5-for-7 with a home run and three RBIs for the day for the Mustangs (5-11 league), who are in seventh place in the CWAC. Prosser needs Wapato to take a game from Ephrata to have a shot at the playoffs.

Prosser 104 42 — 11 11 2

East Valley 010 00 — 1 1 3

Makayla Morrow and Ariah Yager. Brulotte and Gutierrez. Highlights—Prosser: Morrow 8 Ks, 3-4, 4 RBI; Hannah Beckwith 2-run 2B; Brook Haringa 2-3, 2 RBI; Gena Stephenson 2-3.

Prosser 121 012 0 — 7 17 6

East Valley 404 401 x — 13 11 5

Morrow, Emma Brown (4), Morrow (4) and Yager. Brulotte and Gutierrez. Highlights—Prosser: Haringa 3-4, HR; Beckwith 3-4; Stephenson 3-4; Emma Brown 2-3, RBI.

Connell 18, Cascade (Leavenworth) 0 (5): Ashley Thompson was her usual dominant self, and the Eagles pounded out 16 hits against the previous unbeaten Kodiaks in a nonleague game in Connell.

Thompson allowed one hit, two walks and struck out 15. Grayson Corrales was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs.

The Eagles will wrap up the regular season against River View on Tuesday.

Cascade (Leavenworth) 000 00 — 0 1 1

Connell 42(11) 1x — 18 16 0

Talia Riddick-Water and Hester. Ashley Thompson and Alex Shuster. Highlights—Connell: Thompson 15 Ks, 2 BBs; Savannah Egbert 2-3, 2B, 3 RBIs; Michelle Schultz 3-3, 2 2Bs; Grayson Corrales 2-3, 3B, 3 RBIs; Makenna Mathis 1-3, 2B, 5 RBIs; Alex Shuster 2-3, 2 RBIs; Jessica Hawkins 2-3; MarciAnne Hawkins 2-2.

Liberty Christian 18-20, Pomeroy 3-9: Reilly Walker was 8-for-9 with two home runs, a triple and nine RBIs as the Patriots swept a Southeast 1B road doubleheader.

The victories put the Patriots (10-6, 3-5) into a tie for third place with Garfield-Palouse in the final league standings. Gar-Pal held the tie-breaker thanks to a number draw, though, so the Patriots will play at Touchet on Tuesday, while the Vikings will play at Colton.

Liberty Christian 910 08 — 18 16 2

Pomeroy 210 00 — 3 6 1

Kiersten Peterson and Sarah Croskrey. Halbert, Miner (4) and Woodland. Highlights—LC: Isabella Loera 3-4, 2B, 2 Rs, 3 RBIs; Reilly Walker 3-4, GS, 3B, 2 Rs, 5 RBIs; Peterson 2-4, R; Liv Kelly 3-4, 3 Rs; Kylee Spurling 2-4, 2 Rs. Pomeroy: Halbert 2-3; Schuh 2-3, R.

Liberty Christian 209 09 — 20 15 0

Pomeroy 250 20 — 9 5 4

Melody Bush, Peterson (2) and Croskrey. Thomas and Woodland. Highlights—LC: Croskrey 4-4, 4 Rs; Loera 2-4, 3B, 3 Rs, 2 RBIs; Walker 5-5, HR, 3B, 6 RBIs.

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