Lebanon outslugs Philomath in softball, 19-13

After a scheduled game against Sisters was postponed earlier in the week, the Philomath High School softball team still wanted to get on the field to get in some innings. A game against Class 5A Lebanon was hastily arranged and the two teams met Friday on the PHS field.

In a high-scoring game that featured a combined 30 hits and 16 errors, the visiting Warriors came away with a 19-13 win.

Philomath (4-3) will get back into 4A Oregon West play on Monday with a run over to Sweet Home.

Against Lebanon, the hometown Warriors held a 13-12 lead through four innings. But over the last three innings, Lebanon held a 7-0 advantage to up its record to 3-5.

Philomath coach Travis King to be taking advantage of an opportunity against a nonleague opponent to try out players at other positions. Both teams also left their starting pitchers in the game through all seven innings. Philomath’s Ahnika Tryon threw 123 pitches and Lebanon’s Alivia Holden threw a staggering 179 pitches.

Mia Bennett
Mia Bennett (Photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs)

At the plate, PHS collected 10 hits. Kaili Saathoff went 3 for 5 with four RBIs, including a double. Kyla Berger was 2 for 4 and Reagan Larson finished 2 for 5 with three RBIs. Presley Reichhuber had a triple and drove in a pair of runs.

Lebanon had an impressive performance out of Laurel McGuigan who went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two triples. Alivia Holden and Trinity Holden both hit home runs.


Lebanon 19, Philomath 13
Friday, April 30, at Philomath HS
TEAMS (RECORDS)1234567RHE
Lebanon (3-5)173133119208
Philomath (4-3)054400013108
LEBANON
PlayerABRHBI
Berg, 2b3310
Mulligan, ss6332
T. Holden, c4223
Harter, ph1000
A. Holden, p5235
Viellieux, lf5200
McGuigan, 3b-c5343
McDonough, 1b5121
Padilla, eh-3b5130
Baxter-Stough, rf5232
Jimenez, cf0000
TOTAL44192016
PHILOMATH
PlayerABRHBI
Saathoff, cf5234
Larson, c5223
King, ss5011
Baldwin, 3b5011
Tryon, p4000
Lewis, rf3200
Berger, lf4320
Reichhuber, 1b5212
Bennett, 2b2200
TOTAL38131011
DP: None. LOB: Lebanon 7, Philomath 10. 2B: Saathoff, Baxter-Stough, McGuigan 2, Padilla, McDonough. 3B: Reichhuber, McGuigan 2. HR: A. Holden, T. Holden.
LEBANON
PlayerIPHRERBBSO
A. Holden W710135513
TOTAL710135513
PHILOMATH
PlayerIPHRERBBSO
Tryon L 720191131
TOTAL720191131

JUNIOR VARSITY
GAME 1
Philomath 15, Crow 0 (3)
Thursday, April 29 at Philomath HS
TEAMS123RHE
Crow000002
Philomath5551540
JV GAME NOTES
Philomath’s JV team went to 4-2 with the victory in the first game of a doubleheader. … Philomath scored its 15 runs on just four hits. The Warriors reached on 13 walks. … Adrianna Hunter threw all three innings for PHS and allowed no hits and one walk with eight strikeouts. … Mackenzie Hiner and H. Beck hit doubles. … Lilly Oleman, Hunter and Hiner each had two RBIs.
GAME 2
Philomath 15, Crow 0 (3)
Thursday, April 29 at Philomath HS
TEAMS123RHE
Philomath5551550
Crow005013
JV GAME NOTES
Philomath’s JV team won the second game by the same score and went to 5-2. … Philomath scored its 15 runs on five hits in this one. The Warriors reached on 15 walks. … Mackenzie Hiner threw all three innings for PHS and allowed one hit and two walks with nine strikeouts. … Kelsey Olsen went 2 for 2 with three RBIs. … McKenzie Hauck, Lilly Oleman and Elizabeth Morales each had two RBIs.

Philomath 9, Lebanon 8
Friday, April 30, at Philomath H
S
TEAMS1234567RHE
Lebanon0300302841
Philomath054000x9133
JV GAME NOTES
Philomath’s JV team season record goes to 6-2. … Philomath led 9-3 at one point and then held on in the end to notch the victory. … Philomath had 13 hits as a team. … Grace Bennett went 3 for 4. … Kori Galvan, McKenzie Hauck and H. Beck each had two hits. … Beck hit a triple and drove in four runs for the game. … In the circle, Elizabeth Morales pitched four innings and allowed one hit and two walks with seven strikeouts. … Mackenzie Hiner threw three innings and allowed three hits and two walks with three strikeouts. … Philomath is scheduled to play a doubleheader on Saturday at Thurston.
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