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Columbians Repeat State Softball Championship

by Adam J. Wehrley

With a 5-1 victory over Vale Friday, June 6, the Rainier High School (RHS) Lady Columbians won the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) 3A softball championship for the second year in a row.

The Columbians won 25 of 29 games throughout the season and allowed only two runs during the four rounds of the championship tournament. They were undefeated in Lewis and Clark League play.

Vale opened the games strong with two hits in the top of the first inning resulting in the Vikings’ only run of the game.

In the second inning, Rainier’s Jadyn Crape hit a single and advanced to second on a Viking err. She advanced to third on a grounded out by Marissa Sanchez. Shelby Saylors hit a run batted in (RBI) double to bring Crape home, ending the inning 1-1.

Jessica Gibson hit a single in the third and the score remained tied 1-1.

In the bottom of the fifth, Megan Hackenberg singled to second base. Then Gibson singled through the right side and advanced to second on the throw, while Hackenberg advanced to third.

Kami Gray singled on a bunt. Sarah Probasco hit an RBI, to bring Hackenberg home. Gray advanced to second, Gibson to third.

Jadyn Crape hit a double down the left field line for two RBIs. Gray and Gibson scored. The inning ended in a 4-1 Columbian lead.

In the sixth inning Shianne Clark hit a single to left field. Hydee Coffman pinch hit for Julia Taylor and walked, advancing Clark to second.

Clark then advanced to third on a wild pitch.

Gibson singled to right field for an RBI. Clark scored for the final run of the 5-1 victory.

Saylors pitched five innings for the win, allowing only two hits and one run. She struck-out 11 batters.

Probasco pitched two innings of relief, allowing one hit and striking-out three Vikings.

On offense, the Columbians had nine hits for their five runs.

Crape batted 2-3 with a run and two RBIs.

Gibson batted 3-4 for one run and an RBI.

Gray, Clark and Hackenberg each had a hit and a run.

Probasco had one RBI.

Saylors was named player of the game for the Columbians.

Probasco League Softball MVP

Rainier pitcher Sarah Probasco was named Lewis and Clark League most valuable player (MVP) for 2014.

A sophomore this season, Probasco led the Columbians to an undefeated 12-0 league season and the league championship title.

First team all-league honors for Rainier High School (RHS) went to: Probasco, pitcher/first base; Shelby Saylors, pitcher/first base, Jessica Gibson, pitcher/left field; Kami Gray, catcher/third base, and Jadyn Crape, catcher/third base.

Clatskanie High School’s (CHS) utility player Brittany Abbott was also named all league first team.

Second team honors for RHS were: Marissa Sanchez, short stop, and Shianne Clark, second base.

CHS second team honors went to: Katie Burgher, pitcher; Shelby Weldon, shortstop, and Sage Miller, short stop/second base.

Probasco League Softball MVP

Rainier pitcher Sarah Probasco was named Lewis and Clark League most valuable player (MVP) for 2014.

A sophomore this season, Probasco led the Columbians to an undefeated 12-0 league season and the league championship title.

First team all-league honors for Rainier High School (RHS) went to: Probasco, pitcher/first base; Shelby Saylors, pitcher/first base, Jessica Gibson, pitcher/left field; Kami Gray, catcher/third base, and Jadyn Crape, catcher/third base.

Clatskanie High School’s (CHS) utility player Brittany Abbott was also named all league first team.

Second team honors for RHS were: Marissa Sanchez, short stop, and Shianne Clark, second base.

CHS second team honors went to: Katie Burgher, pitcher; Shelby Weldon, shortstop, and Sage Miller, short stop/second base.

(All players named above were pictured in the June 12, 2014 issue of The Chief.)

Lewis and Clark Names CHS, RHS Baseball All Leaguers

Over a dozen Clatskanie and Rainier baseball players were named to Lewis and Clark all-league teams for 2014.

Clatskanie High School (CSH) first team all-league players were: Mica Karber, pitcher/third base; German George, pitcher/shortstop; Nick Donaldson, center field, and Micah Mcleod, left field.

Rainier High School (RHS) pitcher/ shortstop Adam Langley was also named first league.

Second team players for CHS are: Colten Puzey shortstop/second base; Seth Makinson, catcher; Griffin Haas, utility, and Trevor Berg, outfield.

RHS second team players were: Carson Nicklous, pitcher/catcher, and Nayt Taylor, pitcher/ third base.

Honorable mentions from Rainier were: Nick Hanks, right field, and Casey Tripp, utility.

(All players named above were pictured in the June 12, 2014 issue of The Chief.)

The following captions were printed with their corresponding photos in the June 12, 2014 issue of The Chief.

Shelby Saylors “Player of the Game”

SELECTED AS THE OSAA’s Player of the Game for her pitching performance during the Oregon School Activities Association’s 3A state softball championship game held at Oregon State University on Friday, June 6, is Rainier’s Shelby Saylors. Saylors picked up the win in Rainier’s 5-1 defeat of Vale for the state title. Chief Photo by Carole Kelley

Clatskanie/Rainier Teams Take Top 2 Places in Softball Tourney

 

TWO 10 AND UNDER GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAMS, comprised of girls from Clatskanie and Rainier (pictured above), won first and second in a recent Rainier Girls Softball Association-hosted tournament. The first place team was coached by Jimmy Knox and Josh Tallman, and the second place team was coached by Shan Stennick and Heather Crape. Photo Courtesy of Josh Tallman

 

 

 

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