PHS softball: Amie Russell

Amie Russell, seen here playing third base, went 4 for 5 with a home run in Monday's win at Cascade.

The Philomath High School softball team put on a hitting display Monday in an 11-5 victory at Cascade. The Warriors collected 17 hits in the contest and scored in six of the seven innings to improve to 7-1 in the Oregon West Conference.

Still, the Warriors and Cougars were tied 4-4 through three innings. Philomath pulled away with two in the fourth on a one-run single by Tasha Varnado, who later scored herself on a wild pitch.

In the sixth, Philomath scored two more on a solo home run by Amie Russell and a one-run single by Kamden Combs. Cascade trailed 8-5 going into the seventh but the Warriors put the ballgame away with three more runs. Russell, Kaili Saathoff and Varnado all drove in runs on singles.

Philomath scored two in the first inning. Hannah Williams opened the game with a single and Kiya Smith followed with a walk. Both scored on separate ground-outs.

In the second, Riley Weaver doubled and scored on an error. Philomath added another in the third when Combs singled and later scored on a two-out single by Williams.

Five players turned in a multiple-hit performance for Philomath. Williams and Russell had nearly half of the team’s hits just among themselves with both going 4 for 5.

Combs finished 3 for 4 while both Saathoff and Varnado went 2 for 5. As far as RBIs, Varnado had three and Russell and Saathoff each had two.

In the circle, Combs threw all seven innings and allowed 10 hits, four earned runs and four walks with three strikeouts.

Philomath is scheduled to play Wednesday at Sisters.

Philomath 11, Cascade 5

Monday at Turner



Williams, ss;;;5;2;4;1

Smith, 2b;;;4;2;0;0

Russell, 3b;;;5;3;4;2

Saathoff, cf;;;5;1;2;2

Varnado, lf;;;5;1;2;3

Combs, p;;;4;1;3;1

Hunter, 1b;;;5;0;1;0

Weaver, rf;;;4;1;1;0

Larson, c;;;2;0;0;0

Galvan, ph;;;1;0;0;0


PHILOMATH (10-6, 7-1);211;202;3;—;11;17;2

CASCADE (9-6, 4-4);031;001;0;—;5;10;3

DP—Cascade 1. LOB—Philomath 11, Cascade 13. 2B—Weaver. HR—Russell.



Combs W;7;10;5;4;4;3


Note: JV result was not immediately available.

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