After a pair of frustrating losses earlier in the week against two of the top teams in the conference, the Philomath High softball team posted a much-needed rout Thursday on the road over Woodburn, 15-0.
Evy Remington and Adrianna Hunter teamed up for a five-hit shutout and the Warriors pounded out 14 hits in a game shortened to four innings because of the 15-run mercy rule.
Mackenzie Hiner, Remington and Kori Galvan each collected three hits and Jenae Traglia had a pair of doubles to lead the Philomath offensive.
The Warriors scored one run in the first when Traglia doubled and later scored on a Hiner single. Philomath erupted for six runs in the second inning — all with no outs — while sending 11 batters to the plate.
Presley Reichhuber drove in two runs with a double. Galvan followed with a single to right on a play that scored Reichhuber. Hiner and Remington also had one-run singles in the inning.
The Warriors added five more in the third inning. Galvan drove in two with a single and then scored herself on Traglia’s second double. Remington singled in Traglia and later scored on a double by Ashlynn Barron for a 12-0 lead.
In the fourth, Philomath scored three more. Reichhuber walked and eventually came around to score. Remington walked with the bases loaded to drive in a run. The 15th run occurred when Traglia scored on a Barron ground ball.
Remington allowed one hit and one walk with four strikeouts in 1-1/3 innings. Hunter went 2-1/3 innings and allowed four hits and no walks with two strikeouts.
Philomath (2-6 overall, 1-2 Oregon West) will head to Sisters on Wednesday. The next home game is scheduled for April 7 against Stayton.
Woodburn dropped to 0-5 overall, 0-3 in league play.