Weston-McEwen sweeps Rockets

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ATHENA — Weston-McEwen High School’s softball team swept a doubleheader against Pilot Rock here Saturday, 4-3 and 8-2, in Special District 5 action.

The TigerScots clung to a 4-3 lead in game one of the Pilot Rock seventh inning.

The first two batters reached base and then the next hitter popped out to the pitcher, Molly von Borstel. She caught the popout and picked off a baserunner for a double play to end the inning.

“It was anybody’s game until von Borstel turned the double play in the seventh of game one,” Griggs said. “We had a mound conference right before the play, talking about how it would be good to try to induce a popout.”

Game two was an easier win for W-M.

The TigerScots pounded out eight hits and eight runs while allowing just three hits.

W-M (5-3 league, 13-5 overall) plays again Tuesday at home against Irrigon at 4:30 p.m.

First game

Pilot Rock 200 100 0 — 3 9 1

Weston-McEwen 004 000 X — 4 9 2

Jensen and Weinke. von Borstel and Coffman.

Hits — PR: Fritz 2, Harrison 2, Fitzpatrick 2, Weinke, Barkley 2. W-M: Arnold, Coffman, von Borstel 3, Lambert, Pease, Thompson 2.

Second game

Pilot Rock 010 000 1 — 2 3 5

Weston-McEwen 003 131 X — 8 8 3

Holman and Dave. von Borstel and Coffman.

Hits — PR: Fritz, Barkley, Night. W-M: Coffman 2, von Borstel, Lambert 2, Cave, Thompson 2.

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