Philomath High pitchers allowed only one hit but lost a 4-2 decision on Tuesday at Sweet Home in an Oregon West Conference softball game.
Junior Elizabeth Morales-Marquez and freshman Evy Remington combined for a one-hitter against the Huskies but Sweet Home took advantage of Philomath mistakes and scored four unearned runs.
The Warriors dropped to 1-6 overall and 0-2 in the conference. Philomath will try to break back into the win column on Thursday with a trip to Woodburn.
Philomath scored in the top of the first to take an early 1-0 lead. Sophomore Presley Reichhuber opened the game with a single and after stealing second and taking third on a ground-out, scored on a two-out double by sophomore Ahnika Tryon.
Sweet Home responded in the bottom half with a pair of runs — both getting on base on walks and then coming around to score.
The Warriors tied the game, 2-2, in the third. Reichhuber hit a one-out single and junior Kori Galvan and freshman Hannah Bennett followed with walks to load the bases. Ahnika Tryon delivered with a single to drive in Reichhuber. But Sweet Home limited the damage by ending the inning with a double play.
Sweet Home regained the lead in the bottom half of the third. Mykal Johnston got on base when she was hit by a pitch, moved to second on a passed ball and took third on a ground-out. Chloe Fairchild followed with the Huskies’ only hit — a two-out single — to plate Johnston.
The Huskies added another run in the sixth. Adaira Sleutel reached base on a dropped third strike, took second on a wild pitch and then took third and scored on passed balls.
Philomath had only one hit after the third inning on a two-out single by Hannah Bennett in the fifth.
Tryon finished 2 for 3 with two RBIs for the Warrior offense. Reichhuber was 2 for 4. In the circle, Morales-Marquez allowed one hit and three walks with two strikeouts in three innings. Remington pitched the final three innings and allowed no hits and one walk with nine strikeouts.
Maddie Harris and Makayal Guthrie saw innings for Sweet Home and combined for five hits and two walks with five strikeouts.
The Huskies extended their winning streak to four with an overall record of 7-1, including 2-0 in the Oregon West.