Centralia College softball dropped the first game and rebounded in the second to split a doubleheader with Clackamas on April 28.
In Game 1, the Blazers surrendered six runs to the Cougars in the fifth inning and couldn’t catch up, falling 11-2.
Kiyah Kennedy and Sophie Duffy each threw three innings in the circle. The Blazers combined for nine hits but couldn’t string enough together to keep up with Clackamas.
“We hit the ball very well, it was just right at people,” Blazers coach Payton Pockington said. “We had multiple chances to get something going but we just couldn't punch it through. Clackamas played very well on defense and had several stellar plays.”
The Blazers rebounded in Game 2, getting multiple hits from six different players for an 8-7 victory.
Paige Bryant threw all seven innings, allowing three earned runs on 13 hits and three walks. Tallying multiple hits at the plate for CC were Casey Wentz, Sydney Yates, Madisyn Estes, Kiyah Kennedy, Kaylee Ashley and Emma Eko.
“We played very well and we continued to get runners on every inning and move them around,” Pocklington said. “All-around great game.”