By Jeremy McDonald
TURNER, Ore.– Communication has been key for Cascade softball in their 3-1 start to the season following their 13-0, five-inning win over Sisters Wednesday afternoon to open Oregon West Conference play.
As a defense, they held the Outlaws to two hits in the game with Hannah Walliman and Abby Jeppsen splitting time in the circle in the game. Walliman finished with five strikeouts to Jeppsen’s two.
“We did pretty good, talking was good. It’s important,” said Crystal Campbell on their communication in Wednesday’s win.
Offensively, Campbell went 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Camryn Boyles, Alexis Bales, Grace Van Agtmael and Jeppsen all tallied two hits each. Bales and Van Agtmael drove in two RBIs each as well.
But Thursday brings a tough challenge defensively as much as offensively as they travel to Philomath to play the Warriors, and that communication is going to be crucial on defense to slow the bats of Philomath while finding gaps against Kamden Combs and her defense on offense.
“We came out hot, we talked each other up and we got it done so I thought everyone did very well,” said Boyles on Wednesday’s game entering Thursday’s big game.“We’re going to need that and I think we have that. I think we’re going to pick each other up and get after it tomorrow, it’ll be an interesting ballgame.”
First pitch is at 4:30pm in Philomath as the Cougars look to push their three-game winning streak to four entering their Spring Break Trip to Redmond next week.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald