Cashmere chomps down on Omak softball

Brewster remains unbeaten in CTL

Cashmere swept Omak, 14-11 and 19-7, in a Caribou Trail League softball doubleheader Saturday.

The Pioneers took a hit, literally, several times in the opener, but kept bouncing back.

Omak’s Mariah Kruse took a line drive off a hand while playing third against a Cashmere slap hitter.

A quick fix with ice and she was back on the field.

Kruse then reached third on Omak’s next at-bat, only to have a teammate drive the ball hard down the third base line, hitting Kruse’s other hand.

“Are you kidding me,” Kruse said while recovering with both arms pulled to her tight.

“Kruse had a rough day,” Omak coach Rick Duck said.

Cashmere led 8-2 after four innings before Omak scored nine runs in the final three innings to cut the margin.

“I was happy with the way the girls battled back in this game,” said. “Cashmere had some timely hits and we had a couple of errors that cost us. We left a lot of runners on base.”

Kara Keaton went 4-4 with a double to lead Omak.

Omak (11) – Ken. Duck 1-3; Kruse 1-3; Keaton 4-4, 2B; Boyd 1-5.

In the second game, Omak led 3-1 after the first inning before Cashmere struck for 8 runs in the next two innings and another 8 in the bottom of the sixth to end the game early.

Madison Reed (1-2) and Nashoni Boyd (3-4) each doubled.

Nooksack Valley (3-3) takes on Omak (3-5) in a non-league game at 10 a.m. Saturday in Chelan.

Chelan (5-4) plays Nooksack Valley at noon in Chelan.

Omak (7) – Ken. Duck 1-3; Zacherle 1-3; Kruse 1-4; Keaton 1-2, 2R; Boyd 3-4, 2B; Reed 1-2, 2B; Routien 1-2; Kod. Duck 1-1.

BREWSTER – Brewster remained undefeated in the Caribou Trail League by topping Quincy, 11-8 and 14-7, on Saturday.

In the opener, Brewster led 5-1 after three innings behind the pitching of Markie Miller, who struck out 6, walked 9 and gave up 6 earned runs on 4 hits.

Quincy committed 9 errors compared to 3 errors for Brewster, which finished with 10 hits.

Miller (3-4) knocked out a double and drove in 4 runs.

Vanessa Terrones was 2-4.

In the second game, Brewster held a slim 5-3 lead after three innings before striking for nine runs in the next two innings.

Miller struck out 7, walked 2 and gave up 2 earned runs on 7 hits.

Terrones was 4-5 and Miller 3-5 with two home runs and 5 RBI.

Cascade (2-5 overall, 0-3 league) plays a doubleheader at Brewster (4-4, 3-0) on Saturday.

CURLEW – A softball game slated for Columbia on Saturday will be rescheduled for May, Athletic Director Charlie Groth said.

Northport is at Curlew on Saturday.

OKANOGAN – Okanogan shrugged off windy conditions and knocked off Cascade, 8-4 and 17-0, in a rescheduled game Friday.

The game was moved up a day from Saturday due to the memorial service for Charity Rumbolz, a former softball player who died April 5.

Okanogan jumped out to a 4-1 lead after three innings and finished with three runs in the bottom of the sixth.

“We had a couple errors that gave them runs, but we didn’t let the mistakes snowball into big innings,” Okanogan coach Darin Radke said.

Jill Townsend (3-4) and Makenzie Norwill (1-3) each blasted home runs.

“It was nice to get wins against Cascade,” Radke said. “They have been the dominant force in the league for the past five or six years. For us to win was a big deal to our girls.”

Norwill pitched seven innings, striking out 8, walking 2 and giving up 1 earned run on 5 hits.

Okanogan (8) — Norwill 1-3, HR; Jill Townsend 3-4, HR; Peyton Oules 2-2, 2B; Amanda Erks 2-3.

In the second game, Okanogan fired on offensive and defensive cylinders.

The Bulldogs knocked out 19 hits while scoring five runs in the first, second and fifth innings to put the game away early.

Norwill drilled her second home run on the day while Cameron Moses and Peyton Oules each knocked out dingers.

Okanogan (6-2 overall, 3-0 league) plays a twin bill at Quincy (3-6, 0-3) on Saturday.

Okanogan (17) — Brooklyn Bauer 3-4; Cameron Moses 3-4, 2B, HR; Norwill 4-4, 2 2B, HR; Townsend 3-4, 2B; Oules 3-3, 2B, HR; Erks 2-3, 2B.

TONASKET – Chelan pulverized Tonasket, 27-5 and 29-4, in a Caribou Trail League doubleheader Friday.

Tonasket (1-8 overall, 0-3 league) is at Cashmere (5-3, 2-0) for a doubleheader Saturday.

CHELAN – Omak split with Chelan on Thursday, winning the opener 14-6 before falling 11-1 in the nightcap.

The Pioneers drilled the Goats for 17 runs in the first game led by Makisha Zacherle and Nashoni Boyd, who each had two doubles.

Rhaney Harris struck out 4, walked 2 and spread out 7 hits.

“Harris threw her best game of the year,” Omak coach Rick Duck said.

Omak (14) — Ken. Duck 2-5; Zacherle 4-4, 2 2B; Kruse 1-4; Keaton 1-5, 2B; N. Boyd 4-5; 2 2B; Jackson 1-4; Routien 2-5; Ables 1-3; Harris 1-3, 2B.

Omak produced 5 errors and 2 hits in the second game.

Kara Keaton walked two and gave up 6 earned runs on 11 hits.

“Keaton threw well enough to win, just didn’t get the run support,” the coach said. “Still, it was a good day for our young team.”

Omak (1) — N. Boyd 1-3; Kod. Duck 1-2.

WINTHROP – Liberty Bell stopped Tonasket, 19-6, in a non-league game Thursday.

Bridgeport (5-2 overall, 0-2 league) is at Liberty Bell (6-1, 2-0) on Saturday.

Tonasket (1-8, 0-3) is at Cashmere (5-3, 2-0) for a doubleheader Saturday.


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