Loggers Win Fifth Straight in Sweep of Mountaineers


Onalaska softball extended its win streak to five with a home doubleheader sweep of Rainier on Tuesday in a pair of tight games.

In Game 1, after being notched up at 2-2 through two innings, the Loggers took the lead for good in the third and fended off Rainier the rest of the way for a 9-4 victory.

Alex Cleveland-Barrera provided the firepower offensively, smashing two two-run homers while walking once and getting it by a pitch to reach base all four times. Catcher Raelee Holmes was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Hope Rhodes finished 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Ony ace Dylan Zigler fanned 10 batters while allowing four earned runs on six hits across seven innings.

Rainier ace Bailey Elwell threw all seven innings, striking out six while allowing nine runs on 10 hits and five walks.

Elwell also led the Mountaineers’ offense, hitting a home run and driving in two runs. Keira Anderson was 1 for 3 with a triple, a run and an RBI.

In Game 2, Onalaska held off Rainier’s late surge as the Mountaineers nearly overcame an eight-run deficit by piling up seven runs in the final three innings before the Loggers held on for a 9-7 victory.

Cleveland-Barrera again paced the Loggers’ offense, going 1 for 3 with two RBIs, while Desi Smith went 2 for 3.

Freshman pitcher Lisa Liddell threw four shutout innings before giving up four runs in the fifth, a run in the sixth and two in the seventh, but was hampered by four Logger errors.

“Take away those errors and she pitched a good game,” Onalaska coach Rich Teitzel said.

Elwell tossed three innings, fanning three and allowing seven runs on eight hits and two walks. Alyssa Lofgren led the Mountaineers’ offense, going 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs. Azlyn Taylor was 2 for 3 with a run.

Rainier heads to Morton-White Pass on Wednesday. Onalaska travels to Winlock on Thursday.