Lady Goats drop two against Kodiaks
CHELAN - The Goats softball team needs to readjust something with their routine. After two losses on Saturday, April 15 Chelan has now lost six of their last seven games, dropping their record to 3-8 on the season.
However, it might have just been some unfortunate luck this past weekend. Aside from a couple innings that snowballed into something big, the Lady Goats were right in the thick of things throughout both games.
Chelan captured the lead in the first inning after scoring two runs.
The lead was short lived though as Cascade knotted up the game at two in the third inning on a two-run home run.
After holding the Lady Goats in the bottom half, Cascade added three more runs in the fourth inning on a three-run home run. The Kodiaks held on the rest of the way to cruise to a 9-2 victory in the first game of a double header.
Taylor Sams took the loss for Chelan after throwing four and a third innings while surrendering six runs, 12 hits and striking out one.
Sams, Jessie Oules, Julia Horlebein and Lexie Gleasman each collected one hit for the Goats and overall they stole five bases during the game.
Despite the lack of offense, Chelan played solid defense as they didn’t commit a single error.
The second game saw much of the same as one big inning proved to be the difference in the 10-8 loss.
Again, Chelan got on the board first after Ashley Oswald drove in a run on a single in the first. But the Kodiaks charged back in the second and scored six runs in the second inning, most of which coming off a grand slam from Sarah Pickel, her second home run of the day.
Despite a seven run deficit in the fifth inning, Chelan nearly came back after scoring six runs in the fifth and sixth inning.
Oswald got the inning going in the fifth with a RBI-single and then Katanna Kelling followed up with another single to draw within six. Horlebein and Katie Gleasman both doubled in the sixth and Oules hit another single but the hole they dug in the second proved to be too much.
Kelling took the loss for Chelan in game two after going four and a third innings, surrendering nine runs, nine hits and striking out one.
Overall, Chelan collected 17 hits in the game as Oules, Nayeli Zavala, Oswald, Gleasman, Horlebein and Taylor Boykin each collected multiple hits. Oswald, Oules and Horlebein each drove in two runs to lead the Goats.
“Our girls played exceptional defense all day with only one error in 14 innings,” Head Coach Jeff Barker said in his game report. “We just got out pitched and out hit for the most part. We were very proud of how they fought back and their effort defensively all day.”
Zach Johnson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 682-2213