Omak plays Quincy even

Curlew softball blasts Wildcats

— Omak split with Quincy in softball Saturday, falling 5-4 in the opener and winning the nightcap, 7-2.

“We came out flat in the first game,” Omak coach Rick Duck said. “We had a few mental errors. And our bats were not as good as they have been in the last couple of weeks.”

Pitcher Rhaney Harris struggled with control, the coach said.

Harris walked 6, struck out 4 and gave up 5 runs on 6 hits.

“(She) came back in game two and threw well,” Duck said.

Makisha Zacherle tripled and Kara Keaton doubled for Omak, which led 4-3 after three innings before giving up two runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Omak (4) — Ken. Duck 1-4; Zacherle 1-4, 3B; Keaton 1-3, 2B, 2RBI; N. Boyd 1-3; Harris 1-2.

Keaton continued hitting the ball well in the second game, going 3-4 with a triple.

“Overall, our defense was physically solid,” Duck said.

Rhaney struck out 2, walked non and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits for Omak, which outhit Quincy 11-3.

Cascade (6-5 overall, 4-3 league) is at Omak (7-7, 3-5) for a doubleheader Saturday.

Omak (7) — M. Zacherle 3-4; N. Boyd 2-4; Kruse 1-3; Keaton 3-4, 3B; Reed 1-4; Kod. Duck 1-3.

CURLEW – Curlew blasted Wilbur-Creston, 19-9 and 15-5, in league games Saturday.

The Cougars scored 9 runs in the second inning for a 9-2 lead, only to have the Wildcats score seven in the top of the third and trail 11-9.

Curlew put the game away with three runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth to end the game early.

Kayleona Fanning doubled, tripled and pitched (5-0) to the victory.

Alyssa Goree tripled.

In the second game, Fanning drove in five runs (double and triple) while striking out eight for her sixth win of the season.

Molly Reynolds doubled.

Wellpinit is at Curlew (9-1 overall, 6-0 league) for a non-league game on Friday.

Both Curlew and Almira/Coulee-Hartline (10-0) are undefeated in league this year, according to standings posted by the Spokesman-Review.

TONASKET – Cascade toppled Tonasket, 23-8 and 17-3, in a league doubleheader Saturday.

Tonasket (1-12, 0-7) is at Quincy (4-11, 1-8) on Saturday.

CHELAN – Okanogan pounded Chelan, 19-0 and 14-5, in a league doubleheader Friday.

“It was good to get a sweep,” Okanogan coach Darin Rake said. “Chelan has been playing well and they kept both games close early on.”

Makenzie Norwill drilled two home runs and Sarah Gray added another dinger in the opener.

Norwill struck out 10, walked one and yielded only one hit.

Okanogan (19) — Bauer 4-5; Moses 3-4, 2B; Norwill 3-5, 2HR, 2B; Morris (3-5, 2B), Oules 4-5; Gray 4-5, 2B, HR; Bryson 3-4.

Gray picked up another home run in the nightcap.

Okanogan led 6-5 after five innings before the Bulldogs bats started to connect.

Norwill (7IP, 2BB, 8K, 7H, 5R, 2ER) got the win.

“We made some mistakes defensively that led to Chelan scoring,” Radke said.

This will be a tough week for league-leading Okanogan (12-2 overall, 9-0 league), which was to play at Brewster (6-7, 5-3) on Tuesday before coming home for second-place Cashmere (10-5 ,7-2) in a twin bill Friday.

Okanogan (14) — Bauer 2-4; Moses (2-3, 2B; Norwill 3-4; Morris 1-3, 2B; Oules 2-4; Gray 2-4, 2B, HR.


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