Softball: Quigley's no-hitter leads Othello past Southridge

March 27, 2014 

Othello at Southridge Softball

Southridge High School's Danielle Tolison (28) attempts to throw out Othello High School's Lidi Deleon (6) at third base during Thursday's game at Southridge High School.

SARAH GORDON — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

Kirsten Quigley pitched a no-hitter and Holly Fleshman drove in four runs as Othello beat Southridge 12-0 in five innings in the first game of a nonleague doubleheader in Kennewick.

The win gave Othello coach Rudy Ochoa his 400th victory.

“The funny thing is, I’ve known Rudy for 25 years,” said Suns coach Eric Weisgerber, who presented Ochoa the game ball following the contest. “I’ve umpired his games, I’ve known his family forever and I was quite honored to be there to see that. Some people don’t want to be that person, but it was cool to see. It couldn’t have happened to a better guy.”

The Huskies won the second game 13-4 as Madison Rodriguez got the win.

For the Suns, Jordan Ziemba hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning, and drove in another run with a double in the first.

“When you are facing that kind of pitching, that can happen,” Weisgerber said of his team’s lack of production at the plate. “They are a good squad and we are very young in places and that will present itself against state caliber teams.”

Southridge lost pitcher Sarah Gilliam in the third inning of the second game with a leg injury. The extent of the injury is not known.

Othello 303 24 — 12 9 0

Southridge 000 00 — 0 0 4

Kirsten Quigley and Sofie Rodriguez; Sarah Gilliam and Makensie Meyer. Highlights—Quigley (O) 4K; Madison Martinez (O) 2x3; Holly Fleshman (O) 2x3, 2B, 4 RBIs.

Othello 523 200 1 — 13

Southridge 100 030 0 — 4

Madison Martinez and Sofie Rodriguez; Sarah Gilliam, Jensen Gould (3) and Danielle Tolison, Meyer (2). Highlights—Holly Fleshman (O) 2x4; Jordan Ziemba (S) 2x4, 2B, HR, 4 RBIs.

Chiawana 11-4, Wenatchee 6-15: Alexa Beutler was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs as the Riverhawks opened a nonleague doubleheader with a victory against the visiting Panthers.

Wenatchee 012 200 1 — 6 14 2

Chiawana 202 304 x — 11 13 0

Miranda Dyal, Bethany Stanley (6) and Carly Gangle. Carlee Gerds and Maddie Heine. Highlights—Wenatchee: Baylee Fontaine 2-4; Courtney Aulburn 1-3, HR; Mulgea Tauango 2-4, 2B. Chiawana: Whitney Weber 2-3; Monique Maldonado 2-4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Ashley Ellison 2-4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Heine 2-2, 2B, HR, 4 RBIs; Alexa Beutler 2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs.

Wenatchee 431 412 — 15 22 0

Chiawana 013 000 — 4 6 4

Kori Martin and Gangle. Colleen Stadelman, Gerds (4) and Heine. Highlights—Chiawana: Heine 1-3, 2B, RBI; Alexa Beutler 1-2, 2B, RBI; Sheyenne Marshall 1-2, 3B, RBI.

Kennewick 20-9, Columbia (Burbank) 3-10: In a bizarre finish, the Lions split with the Coyotes in a nonleague road doubleheader.

Kennewick scored five times in the top of the seventh in the nightcap to take a 14-10 lead, but it became too dark to continue play so the game was halted and the score reverted to the last completed inning giving Columbia (Burbank) the victory.

Rachel Roberts was 4-for-4 with four runs, three RBIs, two doubles and a triple in the second game for the Coyotes.

Kennewick 520 238 — 20 18 0

Columbia (Burbank) 300 000 — 3 6 10

Guizar and Cole. Wright, Roberts (6) and Roberts, Holst (6). Highlights—Kennewick: Macias 4-6, 3 Rs, 2 RBIs, 2B; Nava 3-4, 4 Rs, 2 RBIs. CB: Christina Reisenauer 2-3, Rachel Roberts 2-3, Katie Houser 1-3, 2B, 3 RBIs.

Kennewick 105 300 — 9 12 1

Columbia (Burbank) 201 430 — 10 17 4

Daus, Thomas (4) and Macias. Wright, Roberts (5) and Roberts, Holst (6). Highlights—CB: Christina Reisenauer 3-4, R; Roberts 4-4, 4 Rs, 3 RBIs, 2 2Bs, 3B; Amber Holst 4-4, 2 Rs, 3 RBIs.

River View 9, Sunnyside 3: Rachel Doran was 2-for-3 with two doubles and Kaylee Lozier drove in two runs, while throwing seven innings to lead the visiting Panthers to the nonleague win over the Grizzlies.

River View 400 010 4 — 9 8 1

Sunnyside 102 000 0 — 3 7 3

Kaylee Lozier and Kylie Sakota. Amber Cornwell and Romo Daha. Highlights—RV: Lozier 2 RBIs; Jessica Burrus 2-4; Rachel Doran 2-3, 2 2Bs; SadieLee Vasquez 3 SBs. Sunnyside: Shawna Santine 2-4; Cornwell 2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Johanna Chumley 2B.

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