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GCB Softball Roundup

Lyle remains in contention for league title, despite split with SC

Lyle held onto second place in Greater Columbia B League softball standings by splitting a double-header last Saturday at Sunnyside Christian.

Tonya Schroeder pitched a complete game to key the Cougars' 6-4 victory in the opener. She limited the Knights to one hit and struck out eight over seven innings.

Lyle scored twice in the top of the seventh to break a 4-4 tie.

Jackie Wolcott went 1 for 2 and drove in two runs for the Cougars, who finished with seven hits, including two each by Mitzi McMurrin and Tara Rappe.

Sunnyside Christian bounced back to take the nightcap 13-9, building a 7-1 lead after two innings.

McMurrin, who batted 2 for 4, was the losing pitcher.

Stephanie Single had two runs batted in and Schroeder had one for Lyle, which out-hit SC 4-3.

"We struggled in these two games. Our defense let us down some," Cougars Coach David Barthlow noted. "We made a lot of errors that turned into runs for them."

Lyle committed six errors in the first game, and nine in the second.

Klickitat 10, at Sunnyside Christian 3 --

Jaecee Ramsay and Danielle Curtis each knocked in three runs April 16 as Klickitat topped Sunnyside Christian in GCB action.

Ramsay, whose home run highlighted Klickitat's six-hit attack, got the win for the first-place Vandals.

The junior pitched five shut-out innings before turning over a 9-0 lead to sophomore reliever Kaeley Schultz in the top of the sixth.

The Knights, who tallied four hits in the contest, scored twice in the last of the sixth and once in the seventh.


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