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Chukar Softball Goes 2-2 in Rainy Weekend at Chehalis

Chukar Softball Goes 2-2 in Rainy Weekend at Chehalis

[Chehalis, WA] - Despite teams dropping out of this crossover tournament due to poor weather, the Chukars held through and were able to play four games last weekend in northern Washington. These were non-region games but still counted towards RPI ranking for the Chuks.

On day one of the tournament, the Chuks faced the similarly ranked Pierce Raiders and a very strong Lower Columbia squad. The Chuks secured the important win over Pierce with a final score of 11-4. Hailee Lamoreaux had 3 RBIs this game and Sami Taylor led the Chuks with 4. In total, the Chuks posted 10 hits and 1 error. Sydney Shober pitched a full game and had a notable twelve strikeouts against the Raiders. Shober continues to be a valuable aspect of the team's offense, as she is approaching 100 K's on the season.

As for game two, the Chuks' winning streak was snapped as they were ultimately unmatched against Lower Columbia. The Chuks lost by a score of 23-1, with just two hits offensively.

Looking to bounce back, the Chuks knew they had to show up against Centralia. The ladies did just that as they beat the Trailblazers in 5 innings by a score of 10-0. The Chuks had 10 hits and no errors on the day. Leading the way for the Chuks on both sides of the ball was once again Sydney Shober who had 3 hits, 3 RBIs, and 6 strikeouts. Freshman Shayla Cherry also had two hits in this matchup.

In a rain-filled game, with multiple delays, the Chuks hung with Mt. Hood but ultimately could not keep up the momentum. In a 17-7 ballgame, the Chuks' Shayla Cherry had 3 hits, Mauri Wade with 2, and Hailee Lamoreaux, Sami Taylor, and Sydney Shober each with one hit. Mt. Hood's bats were swinging as they put up 21 hits in this 6 inning ballgame.

The Chuks (8-4) now sit at 3rd place in the East Region, behind Walla Walla (10-0) and North Idaho (8-4). Hosting the Walla Walla Warriors on Friday, April 15th the Chuks look to break the Warrior's win streak and take a game from the number one ranked team in the RPI rankings. Saturday, April 16th will also be an important doubleheader as Columbia Basin (9-5) comes to town