Sunday, April 20, 2014

Covering Dallas, Monmouth, Independence, Falls City and surrounding areas since 1868

PREP ROUNDUP: Dallas softball team off to strong start to season

Plus updates on area softball, baseball and track and field teams.

April 03, 2013

MEDFORD -- Lizzie Posey had a monster performance at the plate to help the Dallas softball team cap the North Medford Spring Break Invitational with a win March 26, as Dallas defeated Mazama, 9-0.

Lizzie Posey

Lizzie Posey

Posey, who missed nearly all of last season with a shoulder injury, went 3 for 3 with a double, two singles and five RBI to lead the Dragons (4-1), who finished the tournament with a 3-1 record.

Dallas' lone loss came in a 2-0 setback to McLoughlin.

Julie Postma picked up two of the tournament's victories in the circle, including a 15-0, five-inning win over North Eugene March 25, and freshman Yasmine El-Hato won the other game in Dallas' 17-0 win over Hidden Valley on the same day.

Softball

CENTRAL PICKS UP A WIN AT NORTH MARION TOURNEY: The Panthers came through with one victory at the North Marion Tournament March 26 and 27, defeating Siuslaw 20-7 in an offensive explosion where Central tallied 22 hits. Jenny Cole picked up the victory in the circle and had two doubles at the plate, while Central teammates Carlee Hasbrook, Maddy Pape and Alexxa Gonzalez all tabbed doubles of their own. Freshman Kelsi Christenson also blasted a home run in the game. The Panthers (3-5) dropped their other two games, losing to Astoria 9-8 and North Marion 12-2. Ryanne Huffman led the way for Central in the three-game tourney with a .778 batting average with five runs scored and eight stolen bases.

Baseball

DALLAS TOPS BEAVERTON: The Dragons picked up a 7-3 victory over Hillsboro March 27 at the Tigard Spring Tournament, avenging their first loss of the season a day prior in a 1-0 setback to Beaverton. Logan Hatley picked up his second victory of the season in the win over Hillsboro with the help of some powerful Dragons offense. Scott Schepige (home run), Bret Moskal (triple), Keaton Weaver (double), Jarett Peterson (double) and Garrett Smith (double) all tallied extra base hits for Dallas (7-1) in the win.

CENTRAL WINS TWO OF THREE: The Panthers (7-2) kept their hot streak going at the Stayton Spring Break Tournament March 26-28, beating Blanchet Catholic (9-8) and Jefferson (15-5) before sustaining an 11-1 loss to North Valley Thursday. Will Gapasin earned the win against Blanchet, where Central tallied 14 hits, led by two doubles from David Powell. Josh Simons picked up the win over Jefferson and Branden Cutsforth, Joe Leon and Kelton Chapman all had doubles.

Track and Field

PERRYDALE COMPETES AT CANBY: Four Pirates competed at Canby's All-Comers Meet March 27 in a non-sanctioned OSAA contest. The 4x100 girls relay squad of Bridget Regan, Megan Cummins, Aly Vergin and Ashley Griffith ran a time of 54.14 seconds in the event, which gave them an alternate standard time for the upcoming Meet of Champions (MOC) at Willamette University April 13. Regan ran the 400 meters in a time of 1:03.4 to hit the automatic qualifying time for the MOC.

Hot Jobs