Plate Discipline Carries Vikings Past Acorns


CHEHALIS VILLAGE — Mossyrock softball took advantage of a walk parade as the Vikings shellacked Oakville for a 21-0 road victory in three innings at Legends Field Complex in Chehalis Village on Thursday.

The Vikings managed just five hits on the day but drew 11 walks and were hit by six Acorn pitches during what started out as a rainy matchup.

Abbie Lovan provided the horsepower on offense, going 2 for 2 with a double, two runs and four RBIs. Hailey Brooks scored three times and Jolee Hadaller, Delaney Marshall and Addison Barrows each collected one hit.

“We’re younger but getting better,” Mossyrock coach Keith Coleman said. “It’s nice to see the younger girls hitting the ball.”

The Vikings jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning, then tacked on three runs in the second and exploded for 13 in the third to end the game in three innings.

As the Vikings were doing damage offensively, starting pitcher Erin Cournyer and reliever Jolee Hadaller kept the Acorns’ offense off balance.

Cournyer tossed two hitless innings, striking out two and walking two. Hadaller came in to pitch the final inning, allowing one hit with two punchouts.

“Erin struggled with control early in the game, then it dried out and she was fine,” Coleman said.

Mossyrock now prepares to host league rival Naselle on Monday, a team the Vikings lost to in the district title game last season.

“That’ll hopefully be a good game,” Coleman said. “We should be able to compete with them.”