Union/Cove vs. Days Creek

Union/Cove's Cabella Gregory swings at a pitch during the Bobcats's 11-1 win over Days Creek on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The win moved Union/Cove to the 2A/1A quarterfinals. 

UNION — The Union/Cove softball team started its playoff push on a high note.

The LadyCats defeated Days Creek 11-1 in the second round of the OSAA Class 2A/1A state playoffs on Wednesday, May 25. Cabella Gregory pitched a gem from the pitcher’s circle as Union/Cove cruised to the next round.

Gregory allowed just one run and struck out six hitters en route to the win.

Union/Cove started off hot, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning. The LadyCats later scored two runs in each of the third, fourth and fifth innings. One additional run in the bottom of the sixth inning forced a mercy rule to end the game in the sixth inning.

Freshman Amanda Lawyer led the way offensively, tallying a game-high three RBIs off a 1-for-3 performance at the plate. Megan Winterton and Kaylin Nowak each scored two runs. Nowak, Jazmyne Gonzales and Kali Coots each had an RBI.

Coming off the victory, the LadyCats will face Kennedy, a 1-0 winner over Weston-McEwen, in the quarterfinals in Union on May 27.

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