Lady Cats stay hot, beat Cougs
The Observer staff
WALLOWA — The Union/Cove softball team continued to roll on Tuesday with a 12-0, five inning victory over Wallowa.
Starting pitcher Dani Sturm didn’t allow a hit in her five innings of work. She struck out seven and walked one. Union/Cove also committed one error.
After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Cats exploded for seven runs in the second inning.
They added three more in the third and two in the fourth.
Kaci Langford hit a 2-run home run in the victory. Amber Fiorito went 2-for-4 with two doubles, while Carsyn Roberts was 2-for-3 with a double and a triple.
Jaiden Wright added a triple, and both Chelsie Houck and Sarah Good had a double.
“After Kaci’s home run the flood gates kind of opened after that,” Union/Cove head coach Paul Phillips said. “That second time through the order, once we got our timing down, we really hit the ball well.”
Union/Cove had 11 hits and took advantage of six Wallowa errors.
Madison Lindsey took the loss for the Lady Cougs. She went five innings and walked three.
Union/Cove is now 13-1 overall on the season and 4-0 in Special District 6 play. The Lady Cats were ranked No. 1 in the OSAA polls but dropped to No. 2 after beating the 34th-ranked Cougs.
Heppner/Ione, at 10-3, is ranked No. 1 in the latest standings. Union/Cove defeated the Mustangs 5-4 earlier this season.
The Lady Cats have today off before returning to action Thursday when they host Wallowa for a league doubleheader.
First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.