PHS softball players in huddle during a game
Philomath High's softball team posted a 21-10 win Saturday over Newport. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

The Philomath High School softball team scored 16 runs in the first inning and went on to a 21-10 win on Saturday at Newport.

In one of the more unusual linescores to be seen, the Warriors scored their 21 runs on just three hits. Newport pitchers walked 23 in the four innings that Philomath had an opportunity to be on offense.

Ahnika Tryon had a one-run single in the first, Kori Galvan had a one-run single in the second and Kyla Berger connected for a one-single in the third.

Mackenzie Hiner threw five innings and allowed two hits and three walks with 10 strikeouts. Hiner started, handed the ball over Elizabeth Morales-Marquez in the third but then re-entered the game and finished it out.

The game had originally been scheduled for Thursday at Philomath but was moved to Newport’s field.

Philomath goes to 10-11 overall, 9-7 in the Oregon West and is scheduled to play Monday at Sisters to end the regular season. The Warriors appear to be in position for a play-in game later in the week with a No. 13 ranking. The OSAA will freeze rankings after Monday’s games.