|4/10/2014 12:00:00 PM|
Young Outlaws team improving
|Haylie Hudson pitches against Mountain View. photo by Jerry Baldock|
Likely the youngest team in Central Oregon, Sisters High School's varsity softball team continues to improve, though it came up on the short end of three games last week against a pair of 5A opponents.
The 4A Outlaws lost a double-header to Mountain View of Bend, 18-6 and 15-6 on Thursday and fell to Redmond, 15-5, on Friday.
But that's 17 runs scored by the Outlaws in three games after scoring just seven times in their first five games. SHS is 0-8 on the season.
"We had our strongest offensive inning during the second (inning) against Redmond," said Outlaw Coach Ciera Jones. "I am finally seeing a want for the ball after two girls dove for balls. It's the first time all season they've gotten dirty."
Anja Gnos and Boston Moore had a base-hit each in the first loss to Mountain View and Gnos, Haylie Hudson, Shayla Curtis, and Alexis Ogilvie had base-hits in the second game against the Cougars.
Against Redmond, the Outlaws got base-hits from Gnos, Moore, Craig, Leah McIntosh and two singles from Hudson, who pitched all three games. Gnos drove in two runs in the five-run second inning with a single.
Madison Edwards, who played for Sisters in 2013, singled and drove in a run for the Panthers.
"I saw them (the Outlaws) play in the Bend tournament and they are making a lot of progress," said Redmond Coach Tom Mauldin, a former SHS coach. "They were noticeably quicker on the bases and swinging the bats a lot better. It's always rewarding for any coach to watch a team improving."
The Outlaws opened Sky-Em League play versus Cottage Grove on Monday, then travel to Sweet Home on Wednesday and host Elmira on Friday.
Of their first eight games, all but one (a loss to 3A Willamina) have been against 5A teams.
"They are becoming more competitive each game," said Jones.
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