Celtics Start Spring Break 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald

jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com

BEAVERTON, Ore.–  It was weird to think by the end of their two games Monday afternoon at Sunset High School that McNary was once down 4-1 entering the bottom half of the third inning against La Salle Prep.

The weather wasn’t ideal yes, but they’ve prepapred for games like this before, and it showed as the Celtics finished the 17-4 win against the Falcons.  The offense scored sixteen runs while holding La Salle Prep scoreless for the remainder of the five inning contest.  Ellie Martin, Hannah Ebner and Lacey Vasas all had home runs in their Sunset-Jesuit Softball Tournament.

“I think we were just nervous,” Vasas said of the first game.  “It’s a mental game honestly, so I think we were nervous and once we got that that first hit, it started it off for us.”

Vasas pitched eight-and-two-third innings, striking out 16 as McNary continued their momentum from their first game into their second against the Apollos.

The Celts scored 18 runs, jumping out to a 10-0 run before Sunset scored two runs in the bottom half of the third inning.  McNary scored eight runs in the fifth inning to put an exclamation point to a 2-0 day in the Metro as Heather Ebner hit two home runs in the game.

Lacey Vasas strucked out 16 in eight-plus innings of work Monday as McNary battled through the rain in their two wins (Picture By Jeremy McDonald)

It was the fourth inning of which the Celtics scored seven runs.  McNary scored eight runs in an inning three times Monday.

“The first game, the first two innings, they were a little rough.  But all of us made adjustments at the plate and in the field too and that’s what led us to scoring almost 20 (runs) in both games,” Ebner said.  “So it’s definitely nice.  We rallied on each other.  There were runners on first and second, we scored them.

“So, it was very nice to pick up on other girls’ accomplishments and score on them for the team.”

Ebner went 4-for-7 with 6RBI’s.  Sister Hannah drove in 8RBI’s to lead the offense.  McNary wraps up the Spring Break Tournament Tuesday where they’ll play Liberty (12:30pm) and Camas of Washington at 5pm.

Photos By Jeremy McDonald

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