Sprague Softball Wins Fifth Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald

jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com

SALEM, Ore.–  The Sprague Softball team has built some momentum coming off of their tough 1-2 performance at the Sunset/Jesuit Tournament over Spring Break.

Over the last two games, a 30-1 win over Ida B. Wells on Tuesday and their 14-4 win over Centennial in five innings Wednesday, was a far-cry from the 11 runs they scored in three games last week.

Hayley McCuistion led the Olympian offense with 3RBI’s.  Sophia Honse, Olivia Borzy and Summer Melena each drove in 2RBI’s as their defense settled in after giving up three first inning runs to open the game Wednesday afternoon.

“The last two games, I felt like we’ve done better.  We’ve brought the bats better than how we have been.  Our energy is low, so that’s what we need to work on,” McCuistion said.

With three more non-league games, all on the road at Sandy (Friday), Liberty (April 5) and Aloha (April 8), it’ll give Sprague some good practice to work on their energy while seeing if they can continue this offensive trend in some fashion going into Mountain Valley Conference-league play on April 11.

“Big.  Especially after the Jesuit Tournament, it’ll be big because that’ll carry us through a lot of games,” Honse said of their energy.  “(The last two games) been really good, especially with our hitting.  We’re improving a lot and good turn around the bases, and it’s really helped us with our confidence.”

Honse’s solo home run in the bottom half of the fifth inning forced the ten-run mercy rule with the senior pitcher striking out five in five innings Wednesday.  Sprague improves to 5-2 on the year entering Friday’s game at Sandy High School.

Photos By Jeremy McDonald

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