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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tigers sweep league home softball doubleheader with Warrenton

Sophomore Kyla Knott (Photos by Eli DeMello and Lon French)

Host Taft High reversed its league fortunes following a season-opening home loss to Rainier by sweeping a Special District 1 softball doubleheader Friday with Warrenton.

“The girls played well today,” Taft coach Sandy Stuart said following 8-1 and 9-3 victories. “I was proud of their composure. Those were important wins for us in league.”

Junior Emma Coulter

The Tigers improved to 9-4 and 2-1 in conference play behind junior starting pitcher Emma Coulter. Coulter struck out 13 and surrendered just three hits in the opener, and fanned five and yielded a lone triple in the second game.

“Emma pitched amazing from start to finish,” Stuart said. “She was putting more velocity on the ball and focusing on each out.”

Freshman Addie Gates went 3-for-4 in the opener, while junior Hailee Danneker and freshman Olivia Coulter had two hits each. Coulter drove home three runs in support of her older sister, and Gates two.

Gates, freshman Chloe Peterson and Emma Coulter scored two runs apiece for Taft.

“The defense worked behind Emma and our offense was aggressive,” Stuart said. “We timed the pitching and put the ball in play a lot more today than we have been. We were aggressive on the bases, which led to more runs.”

Sophomore Claira Tolan had two hits to lead the Tigers in the second game, while Gates scored twice. Emma Coulter, freshman Lily Hatton, junior Corey VanDamme, Peterson and Tolan drove home a run each for Taft.

“Going in to the second game we continued to play well,” Stuart said. “We had one inning where we had a few mishaps and misplayed balls. In previous games that has brought us down and ruined our momentum, but today it didn’t. The girls rallied to stay in control and worked together to bring themselves back up, which was huge.”

The Warriors fell to 3-5 and 0-2 in their opening league action of the season.

Taft returns to the diamond at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Willamina.

Junior Hailee Danneker

GAME 1
Taft 8, Warrenton 1

WARRENTON         AB  R  H BI  TAFT               AB  R  H BI
A Miethe           3  0  1  0  Hailee Danneker     4  1  2  0  
D Bue              3  0  0  0  Kayla Lininger      3  0  1  0  
J Freniere         3  0  1  0  Addie Gates         4  2  3  2  
M Kapua            3  0  0  0  Emma Coulter        4  2  1  1  
K Ramsey           3  1  1  0  Olivia Coulter      3  0  2  3  
M kadera           3  0  0  0  Claira Tolan        3  1  1  1  
R Dyer             2  0  0  0  Lily Hatton         3  0  1  1  
L Thomas           3  0  0  0  Kyla  Knott         2  0  0  0  
C Bussert          2  0  0  0   Caitlyn Rundstrom  1  0  0  0  
                                Chloe Peterson     3  2  0  0  
TOTALS            25  1  3  0  TOTALS             30  8 11  8

WARRENTON                     010 000 0 -- 1  
TAFT                          010 241 x -- 8  

LOB--Warrenton 4, Taft 5. E--A Miethe (2), J
Freniere, Olivia Coulter. 2B--J Freniere, Hailee Danneker.
SACB--Kayla Lininger. SB--A Miethe, Addie Gates (2), Claira
Tolan, Emma Coulter.

 WARRENTON                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
M McFadden                  5.00    9    7    5    0    2    0
A Miethe                    1.00    2    1    0    0    1    0
 TAFT          
Emma Coulter                7.00    3    1    0    1   13    0

PB--L Thomas, Hailee  Danneker. SO--A Miethe, M Kapua (2), L
Thomas (3), J Freniere (2), M kadera (2), C Bussert, D Bue,
R Dyer, Caitlyn Rundstrom, Kayla Lininger, Chloe Peterson.
BB--R Dyer.
GAME 2
Taft 9, Warrenton 3

WARRENTON         AB  R  H BI  TAFT               AB  R  H BI
A Miethe           4  0  1  1  Hailee Danneker     4  1  1  0  
D Bue              4  0  0  0  Addie Gates         2  2  0  0  
J Freniere         3  0  0  0  Emma Coulter        2  1  1  1  
K Ramsey           2  1  0  0  Claira Tolan        4  1  2  1  
B Quaschnick       3  1  0  0  Olivia Coulter      3  1  1  0  
M kadera           3  0  0  0  Lily Hatton         2  1  0  1  
R Dyer             3  0  0  0  Corey VanDamme      3  1  0  1  
L Thomas           2  0  0  1  Kyla Knott          3  1  0  0  
 M Kapua           1  0  0  0   Kayla Lininger     1  0  0  0  
C Bussert          1  1  0  0  Chloe Peterson      2  0  1  1  
TOTALS            26  3  1  2  TOTALS             26  9  6  5

WARRENTON                     001 200 0 -- 3  
TAFT                          101 502 x -- 9  

LOB--Warrenton 5, Taft 8. E--A Miethe (2), J
Freniere (2), Corey VanDamme, Emma Coulter. 2B--Chloe
Peterson. 3B--A Miethe. HBP--Addie Gates. SACF--Chloe
Peterson. SB--K Ramsey, B Quaschnick, Addie Gates (2),
Hailee Danneker, Chloe Peterson, Corey VanDamme.

 WARRENTON                   IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
A Miethe                   4.00    4    7    3    5    1    0
M McFadden                 2.00    2    2    2    2    0    0
 TAFT          
Emma Coulter               7.00    1    3    1    3    5    0

PB--Hailee  Danneker. WP--A Miethe, Emma Coulter. SO--A
Miethe, L Thomas, M kadera, B Quaschnick (2), Addie Gates.
BB--C Bussert (2), K Ramsey, Addie Gates, Lily Hatton (2),
Olivia Coulter, Corey VanDamme, Emma Coulter (2).

Jim Fossum
Jim Fossumhttp://SilverandBlackToday.com
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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