Taft High's indomitable pitching and plate presence of junior teammates Emma Coulter and Hailee Danneker has again been rewarded for its formidable talent with both players being chosen first-team all-league for the second straight season.
Saying, "it's easier to pitch with all those runs," Taft High ace Emma Coulter relied on a prodigious offense and her own robust right arm Wednesday to propel the Tigers into the quarterfinals of the Class 3A OSAA State Softball Championships.
Taft junior starting pitcher Emma Coulter struck out nine in five shutout innings Thursday for a 10-0 Special District 1 softball playoff victory over visiting Warrenton that virtually ensured the Tigers a home game in the Class 3A State playoffs.
Taft High got a team-high five hits over two games from sophomore Kayla Lininger and an opening-game shutout from junior starting pitcher Emma Coulter to split a league softball doubleheader Friday at Rainier.
Taft High reaffirmed there's no place like home Tuesday in a game moved due to wet playing conditions and defeated Willamina 11-0 in five innings in a Special District 1 game shortened to five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.