OKANOGAN Okanogan’s softball bats came alive late for an 11-1 win over Brewster in six innings of a Caribou Trail League game Tuesday.
“This was a good game featuring the best two pitchers in the league in my opinion,” Okanogan coach Darin Radke said of his Makenzie Norwill and Brewster’s Markie Miller.
“And for three innings, both were dealing,” Radke said.
“Heck of a game for four innings,” Brewster coach Rick Miller said.
Miller retired the first nine Okanogan batters in order, striking out six of them.
“We hadn’t seen her velocity in a while, so we had trouble catching up to her early in the game,” Radke said. “The second and third times through the lineup we started putting the bat on the ball and getting some hits.”
Brewster scored its lone run in the third inning when Stephanie Lewis hit a leadoff home run over the centerfield wall for a 1-0 Bear lead.
The Bulldogs put the game away with 7 runs in the fifth, sparked by doubles hit by Cameron Moses, Jill Townsend and Sarah Gray.
“We threw to a couple batters from behind in the count and left some pitches in the middle of the plate in the fifth inning,” coach Miller said. “Mix in an error here and there with a walk and suddenly they’ve put seven runs on the board.”
The game ended early when Moses hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the sixth.
Norwill finished with 8 strikeouts, 1 walk and gave up 1 run on three hits.
Markie Miller finished with 8 strikeouts, 4 walks and 11 runs on 8 hits.
Tonasket (1-9 overall, 0-4 league) is at Okanogan (7-2, 4-0) and Brewster (4-5, 3-1) is at Omak (4-6, 2-4) for league games Tuesday.
Brewster (1) – Sonneman 1-1, HBP, SAC; Carrillo 1-3; Lewis 1-1, HR, BB RBI.
Okanogan (11) – Bauer 2-3, BB, 3R, RBI, SB; Moses 2-4, HR, 2B, 2R, 3 RBI; Norwill 1-3, R, SB; Morris 1-2, R, BB; Townsend 1-3, 2B, R, 2RBI, SB; Oules BB, R, SB; Gray 2-3, 2B, R, RBI; Bryson BB, R.
OMAK – Omak blasted Tonasket, 20-5, in five innings of a Caribou Trail League softball game Tuesday.
Omak led 5-4 into the bottom of the second inning before pushing across 10 runs.
Omak’s Madison Reed knocked out her first varsity home run.
Brewster (4-5 overall, 3-1 league) is at Omak (4-6, 2-4) and Tonasket (1-9, 0-4) goes to Okanogan (7-2, 4-0) for league games Tuesday.
Omak (20) – Ken. Duck 3BB, 3R; Zacherle 2-4; Keaton 2-3, 2B; N. Boyd 2-3, 3R, 2RBI; Reed 1-2, HR; Jackson 2BB, 2R; Kod. Duck 2-3, 2R.
Tonasket (5) – Wahl 1-2; Frazier 1-3; Pershing 2-4, 2B; Cosino 2BB, 2R.
REPUBLIC – Curlew took out Republic, 14-2, in a five inning, Northeast 1B League softball game Tuesday.
Curlew’s Chyenne Snow had a double and triple.