Wednesday (4-25) Highlights
The Skyview softball team locked up the top seed from the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League — with plenty of season to spare.
The Storm beat Heritage 10-0 on Wednesday, improving to 8-1 in league play. Up three games with three to play, the worst that could happen to the Storm is a tie for first place and they now own the tiebreaker with every team in the league.
“I don’t know why I get so emotional. I just love this team,” said sophomore pitcher Michelle Brincefield, who struck out eight in her two-hit shutout.
The Storm reached the Class 4A state semifinals last year and returned most of their players this season.
“We’ve had targets on our backs this season. Everyone was coming after Skyview,” Brincefield said. “To be a part of this team two years in a row, it’s just unbelievable.”
Wednesday, the Storm totaled 15 hits and ended the game in the sixth inning via the 10-run rule.
Madison Anthony blasted a grand slam in the fifth inning.
“We have the team. We just really need to focus up this year,” Anthony said. “We’re just as good as we were last year.”
Freshman Emily Garcia, who went 4 for 4, hit a solo home run to open the sixth, ending the game.
Union 5, Evergreen 4: The Titans scored four in the first and now sit alone in second place at 5-4 in the 4A GSHL.
Kelso 8, Mountain View 3: The Hilanders improved to 7-2, a half-game behind first-place Camas.
Union 2, Skyview 1: Danny Cohen and Nathaniel Cheney worked a combination play, with Cheney feeding Cohen for the winning goal in the final minute of the match between the top two teams in the 4A Greater St. Helens League.
With the victory, the Titans have put themselves in position to take over first place in the league. Skyview, at 8-2, has 24 points through 10 league matches. Union, 7-1-1, has 22 points with nine matches.
Cheney scored the tying goal — on a penalty kick — with around 15 minutes remaining in the match.
Prairie 2, Fort Vancouver 0: The Falcons remained in a tie for first place in the 3A GSHL with the shutout. Igor Shapoval scored his 20th goal of the season.
Camas 1, Columbia River 0: The Papermakers also kept pace, still tied for the lead in the 3A GSHL. Wyatt Brown got the second-half goal.
Camas defeats Columbia River is super-duper tiebreaker: The teams tied at three matches apiece. They tied in total sets. So they went to games. And Camas got it done 42-41.