ASTORIA — After scoring a 10-0 win in Game 1, the Astoria softball team actually had to rally from behind in Game 2, as the Fishermen overcame an early 2-1 deficit to win 15-3, to complete a Clatsop Clash doubleheader sweep over Seaside, late Thursday night, May 4 at CMH Field.
Astoria freshman Julia Norris picked up both victories in the circle, as she pitched all five innings of Game 1, allowing just one hit with six strikeouts and three walks. Seaside’s Jetta Ideue took the loss, despite striking out seven.
Norris also had two hits, including a two-run double in the third inning. Teammate Abi Danen also had two hits, which included a two-run single in the third and another RBI hit in the fourth.
The Gulls committed four errors in the first game and multiple errors and miscues in Game 2.
Still, Seaside scored first on a bunt single by Ideue, with GeriAnn Klaffke scoring on an Astoria error in the top of the first.
Klaffke singled to left field in the second, scoring Mica Paranal to give the Gulls a 2-1 lead.
But Astoria answered with 13 runs in the bottom of the third, highlighted by a two-run single up the middle by Hailey O’Brien, an RBI double to deep center by Jenna Barendse, and Rylee DeMander’s two-run single to right.
The onslaught continued with a run-scoring triple by Hailey Ranta, an RBI single by Caitlyn Hougham, and additional run-scoring hits by Danen and O’Brien.
Ideue had two of Seaside’s hits in Game 2, while Norris came on in relief of McKailyn Rogers in the third inning.