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La Salle Prep diamond girls continue on fire


The Falcons dispatch with Madras, North Marion and Scappoose; improve to 10-3

La Salle Prep’s softball team continued on fire last week, stretching its win string to nine games with wins over Madras (5-1), North Marion (7-1) and Scappoose (7-3).

“We struck out 27 times in our first two games, nine of them on called third strikes,” said La Salle coach Walt Stockfleth. “I told the girls no more called third strikes, be aggressive. We went on a seven-game win streak after [a 10-4 loss to Tigard], with 87 hits and a .404 team batting average.”

The Falcons outhit their opponents 21-14 in last week’s games. And they played error-free ball in two of the contests.

They also got good pitching. Veteran Loryn Williams struck out 12 in a three-hitter against Madras; she had 12 strikeouts, walked no one and allowed only one earned run in the 7-3 win over Scappoose.

Freshman Emily Goodman pitched in the North Marion game, striking out six and walking no one.

The Falcons had 10 strikeouts of their own and it wasn’t until the seventh inning that they put Madras away.

With her team up 2-1, Goodman fired up the team at Madras, with a two-out solo home run in the top of the seventh. Sydney Chvilicek went 2-for-4 at the plate in the win.

The Falcons fired up their bats for nine hits in the North Marion game. Nicole Schreiber (3-for-4, two doubles, 3 RBI) led the hit parade. Makenzie Cook (2-for-3, double, 2 runs) and Williams (2-for-4, doubale) also had their bats working.

The Falcons scored runs in four different innings and they were up 5-0 before North Marion pushed a run across.

“It was a really good game for Emily Goodman,” said Stockfleth. “She got stronger as the game went along. And we did a better job of hitting, after chasing the riseball at Madras.”

The Falcons took charge of the Scappoose game from the outset, stringing three hits together with a walk and two Indian errors in a five-run first inning. Williams, Shannon Stockfleth and Rylee Maben all pounded out hits in the big inning, Stockfleth driving in two runs with her timely base hit.

The Falcons (10-3, 2-0) face a stiff test this Thursday, when they play cross-town rival Gladstone (10-1, 2-0) on the road.