Okanogan softball scores 17 in opener

OKANOGAN – Okanogan pounded Pateros, 17-0, in a non-league softball game Saturday.

“It was good to get out and finally play a game,” Okanogan coach Darin Radke said. “It seems like we have been practicing forever. I was happy with the way we swung the bats for the first game. Especially against a quality pitcher like ‘Kat’ Wilson.

“The best part about this first game is we learned a ton of stuff we need to focus on in practice this next week.”

Makenzie Norwill pitched four innings, striking out 9, walking 2 and giving no runs or hits.

Brooklyn Bauer finished up the final inning, striking out two.

Omak is at Pateros on Wednesday before the Nannies go to Brewster on Friday.

Okanogan is at Eastmont in Wenatchee on Saturday before the spring break.

Okanogan (17) - Keeley Morris 3-3, HR; Makenzie Norwill 3-3, 2B; Brooklyn Bauer 3-3, 2B; Jill Townsend 1-3, 3B.

COULEE DAM – Cashmere girls exploded to wins of 32-1 and 24-0 over Lake Roosevelt in softball action Saturday.

“Errors, errors and errors,” Lake Roosevelt coach Jamie Lezard said. “Pitching had a tough day giving up 23 base on balls and two hit by pitches. We need to find the strike zone and not give up some many free bases.”

In the second game, Lake Roosevelt walked 14 and hit one batter while picking up only one hit.

“It was a pretty hard week for our Lady Raiders, but they are staying positive and still working hard and still having 100 percent effort and attitude. That’s what we need to move forward we will get there again it’s just going to take time.”

The Raiders will play March 25 (home against Tonasket) and then again April 15 when Pateros is at Coulee Dam.

TONASKET – Bridgeport won a black-and-blue doubleheader from Tonasket, 31-8 and 33-10, on Saturday

Tiger pitchers hit 16 batters with pitches in the two games, Bridgeport coach Henry Austin said.

“There was not a lot of offense,” Austin said.

In the opener, the Fillies were hit eight times, walked 21 times and had 4 hits.

Anita Velasquez had a double.

In the nightcap, Bridgeport knocked out five singles to go with 8 hit batters and 20 walks.

Courtney Austin was hit five times by pitches in the two games. Jenny Salazar was hit 3 times.

Bridgeport (5-0) which had five games last week, takes 16 days off before playing at Oroville (2-0) on April 15.

KITTITAS – Kittitas swept Brewster, 3-0 and 17-10 in a non-league games Friday.

Markie Miller, who had a no-hitter going into the bottom of the sixth, struck out 17 and walked two in the first game.

“She lost it on a 50-50 call on a throw from right field,” Brewster coach Rick Miller said.

Miller struck out six in the second game.

Miriah Sonneman went 3-4 with a triple and scored three times.

“We need to get the bats going earlier and keep improving on defense,” Miller said. “We got better this week. In the last three games, we have left 29 on base.”

Pateros (0-1) is at Brewster (0-3) for a non-league doubleheader Friday.

Game 1 Brewster (0) – Miller 1-2.

Game 2 Brewster (10) – Sonneman 3-4, 3R; Miller 1-2; Leaver 3-3, 3RBI; Carrillo 2-4, 2R; Baker 1-4; Vargas 2-5, 2RBI, 2R; Cazares 2-2, RBI; Lewis 2R.

KETTLE FALLS – Kettle Falls knocked off Omak, 15-8, in a non-league game Friday.

“I was happy with the way we hit the ball,” Omak coach Rick Duck said. “And we ran the bases well. We just had some mental breakdowns in the fifth inning. Other than that, we are getting better.”

Omak led 5-3 into the bottom of the third inning before giving up five runs.

The Bulldogs pushed across eight insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Omak (8) – Ke. Duck 2-4, Aleck 1-3, Kruse 2-4, Zacherle 1-4, Ables 1-1, Boyd 1-4, Routien 1-2.

OMAK – The Chewelah at Omak game slated for Saturday was postponed Friday.

Chewelah scheduled games with Omak and Kettle Falls on the same day, Omak coach Rick Duck said.

“I didn’t find out until Friday,” Duck said.

Omak (1-1) returns to action April 8 at Brewster (0-3) for a league game.

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Okanogan’s Amanda Erks slides safely into home plate while Anna Schluneger of Pateros awaits a throw.

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Keeley Morris of Okanogan is greeted at home plate following a home run against Pateros on Saturday. Bulldog players included Brooklyn Bauer, Peyton Oules, Makenzie Norwill, Cameron Moses and Jill Townsend.

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Aubrey Miller of Pateros digs out a hard ground ball at second base.

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Okanogan players await at home plate for Keeley Morris after her home run against Pateros on Saturday. From left are Brooklyn Bauer, Kendra Bryson, Taelor Zacherle, Amanda Erks and Cameron Moses.


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