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Friday, June 5, 2020

Taft softball team rallies past Santiam Christian, 2-1

(File photo by Lon French)

Taft High scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday to ride the starting pitching of junior Emma Coulter to a 2-1 nonleague softball victory over Santiam Christian.

“Our defense played well today behind Emma, who pitched great.” said coach Sandy Stuart, who said the Tigers made some changes to the defense and “worked through some different things.”

Coulter, with two doubles, and battery mate Hailee Danneker, who scored twice, had two hits each for the Tigers, while sophomore Claira Tolan also doubled for Taft.

“Our offense didn’t quite turn it on as we had hoped today,” Stuart said. “Sometimes going from faster pitching to slower is more difficult for hitters in this game and it got us today. We popped the ball up a lot and hit it right at defenders. Ultimately, the top of our lineup was able to push through and finish the game for us.”

Coulter struck out nine and walked none while scattering seven hits.

The Tigers, who moved from seventh to fifth in the Class 3A state rankings at 7-2 with the win, dropped 13th-rated Santiam Christian of the Mountain Valley Conference to 4-6.

Taft returns to the diamond at 4:30 p.m. Friday at home against Dayton, weather permitting

Taft 2, Santiam Christian 1

SANTIAM CHRISTIAN    AB  R  H BI  TAFT             AB  R  H BI
A Atkins              3  0  0  0  Hailee Danneker   4  2  2  0  
C Wilfong             3  0  0  0  Addie Gates       3  0  0  0  
K Gurr                3  1  2  0  Emma Coulter      4  0  2  1  
S Carley              3  0  1  0  Chloe Peterson    3  0  1  0  
K Fast                3  0  1  0  Claira Tolan      3  0  1  0  
M Vetter              3  0  1  0  Makena Cole       3  0  1  0  
L Devlin              2  0  0  0  Olivia Coulter    3  0  0  0  
C Roberts             3  0  1  0  Lily Hatton       2  0  1  0  
C Heer                3  0  1  0   Kayla Lininger   0  0  0  0  
                                  Kyla  Knott       2  0  0  0  
TOTALS               26  1  7  0  TOTALS           27  2  8  1

SANTIAM CHRISTIAN             000 100 0 -- 1  
TAFT                          100 000 1 -- 2  

LOB--Santiam Chrisitan 5, Taft 10. E--S
Carley, C Heer, Kyla  Knott, Emma Coulter. 2B--K Gurr,
Claira Tolan, Emma Coulter (2). SACB--L Devlin.

 SANTIAM CHRISTIAN           IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
C Wilfong                  6.00    8    2    2    3    3    0
 TAFT           
Emma Coulter               7.00    7    1    0    0    9    0

PB--K Gurr. SO--K Fast, S Carley, C Roberts, M Vetter, L
Devlin (2), C Heer (2), C Wilfong, Addie Gates (2), Lily
Hatton. BB--Kyla  Knott, Addie GAtes, Kayla Lininger.
Jim Fossum
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Homepage Executive Editor and former longtime Sports Editor of the near-200,000 circulation Las Vegas Review-Journal, Fossum brings 40 years of award-winning experience covering virtually every facet of print and digital journalism to Lincoln City Homepage. The former longtime reporter for the Newport News-Times and Lincoln City News Guard is also Editor-in-Chief and Senior Columnist for SilverandBlackToday.com, which covers the NFL's Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders.

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