Simmons, Loggers Close Out Regular Season With Win

By Jeremy McDonald

jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com

SCIO, Ore.– Despite dislocating her shoulder three weeks ago sliding back into third base, Scio’s third baseman Erica Simmons was back at it for her Senior Night Friday afternoon.

Being the lone senior on the Loggers roster this season, the pressure of the day was there.  But Simmons stepped up to the challenge as she paced the Scio offense with 4RBI’s in the Loggers 9-2 win over Gaston to close out their 17-6 regular season.

“It felt nice, especially since I’ve been in a rut and being able to get RBI’s felt really nice today,” Simmons said.  “Our team did really well, we’ve been doing better with our base-running.  We’ve practiced beforehand and I think that’s really improved us and helped us with today’s game.

“I think this season went really well and the postseason, we’ll just have to wait and see.”

Myleigh Cooper was being Myleigh Cooper with 19 strikeouts in the victory and contributed with a two-run home run in the first inning.  Kylee Baumgartner also drove two in with a base hit in the second inning of Friday’s win in part of a three-run inning.  Simmons followed Baugartner’s RBI hit with one of her own.

Scio jumped out to a 5-0 lead going into the third inning at this point.  The 2A Greyhounds cut the lead to 5-2 in the top half of the third, but the Loggers put to bed the rally then as they remained ahead as both teams enter the postseason this next week.  Gaston travels to Lakeview while the Loggers await the 3A Bracket to be announced this weekend.

Photos By Jeremy McDonald

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