Newport vaulted out to an 11-1 lead and then held off a determined Philomath squad in a 13-7 softball final Wednesday afternoon on the Warriors’ home field.
The two teams completed the game despite a few stoppages because of heavy rainfall. Philomath, making its final home appearance of the season, recognized its outgoing seniors before the contest. The Warriors have seven seniors on the roster — Hannah Beck, Mia Bennett, Grace Bennett, Kori Galvan, McKenzie Hauck, Adrianna Hunter and Elizabeth Morales-Marquez.
One of those seniors, Galvan, got Philomath on the scoreboard in the second inning with a one-run single that brought in Janae Traglia, who had opened the inning with a walk.
The Warriors scored twice in the third. Kaylie Kohler was hit by a pitch and later scored on a passed ball. Adrianna Hunter walked and later scored on a Presley Reichhuber single.
In the fourth, the Warriors added two more. Kohler hit a one-out double and later scored on a Traglia single. Hauck walked and ended up reaching home as the result of Newport errors.
Philomath’s final two runs were scored in the sixth. Kohler and Hauck hit back-to-back doubles to bring in the team’s sixth run of the afternoon. Hauck later scored on an error for the seventh.
For the Warriors (5-18 overall, 4-10 Oregon West), Kohler went 2 for 2 with three runs, Reichhuber was 2 for 3 and Galvan finished 2 for 4. Hauck scored twice. Ahnika Tryon and Hunter both saw time in the circle.
Victoria Johnson had a 3-for-4 game for the Cubs (13-10, 8-6). Natalie Paranto drove in three and Ivy Ruddiman hit a two-run homer.
Philomath is scheduled to play its season finale at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Sweet Home.