Freshman Evy Remington threw a one-hitter and struck out 18 batters to help the Philomath High School softball team to a 7-4 victory over Newport on Monday.
Remington’s rhythm in the circle could not be disrupted by the Newport squad in six of the seven innings. Throwing 129 pitches in a complete-game performance, she gave up just the one hit along with five walks and had one earned run. Remington struck out six through the first two innings — the lone base runner reaching on an error — and she fanned nine over the last three innings.
In nine appearances this season, Remington has 107 strikeouts and a 1.30 earned run average.
The game, which was originally scheduled to be played in Philomath, was moved to the coast and the Warriors were the “home team” on the scoreboard.
The contest remained scoreless until the bottom of the third when Kyla Berger hit a two-out double and later scored on a dropped third strike by Newport’s catcher that put junior Hannah Beck on base.
Newport took advantage of Philomath (5-6 overall, 4-2 Oregon West) miscues in the fourth inning and took a 4-1 lead without getting a hit. The first two batters walked and later scored on an error and on a wild pitch. The batter who reached on the error stole second, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a one-out grounder. The fourth run was scored by a batter who walked and later scored on a passed ball.
In the bottom of the fourth, Philomath came back with four runs to regain the lead, 5-4. Remington had the only hit of the inning on a leadoff double but Philomath took advantage of walks and errors to get base runners on base. Passed balls, stolen bases and wild pitches helped move them around the basepaths. Remington, Hannah Bennett, Jenae Traglia and Elizabeth Morales-Marquez all scored runs.
Philomath added single runs in the fifth and sixth. Remington singled, stole second and scored on an error in the fifth. In the sixth, Berger singled and eventually scored on a passed ball.
Berger and Remington each went 2 for 3 for the Warriors. Ashlynn Barron drove in two runs.
Stevie Singler had the lone hit for Newport (3-9 overall, 1-4 Oregon West).
Philomath is scheduled to play at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cascade.