A home run in Game 2 by Yamhill-Carltons DeLaney Ogden was symbolic of pretty much the entire afternoon Monday at Niemi Field, as the Astoria softball team hosted a doubleheader with the Tigers.
Ogdens solo shot in the fifth inning hit the top of the fence in left field and bounced over the final run of an 18-0, 16-0 doubleheader sweep for Yamhill-Carlton.
The ball was bouncing Yamhills way the entire day, as the Tigers collected 34 runs in 10 at-bats, with 26 hits, including 12 for extra bases.
Pitching-wise, Tiger pitchers Molly Smith and Emily Drevdahl combined on a no-hitter in Game 1, and nearly did the same in Game 2, before Astoria freshman Laya Corrigan broke up the no-hit bid with two outs in Astorias last at-bat.
Other than Corrigans hit, all the highlights belonged to the Tigers, who had 11 hits in Game 1, then rapped out 15 more in Game 2.
Leaders at the plate for Yamhill included McKenzie Magnuson (five hits, two doubles); Ember Armstrong (a double and a triple in Game 1, with four RBIs); Bree Glasson (single, double and a home run in Game 2, with five RBIs); and Ogden, who finished the day with a double in the first game, followed by a triple and a home run in Game 2, with three RBIs.
Smith started and pitched three innings of each game, allowing no hits with 11 strikeouts and three walks; and Drevdahl pitched the fourth and fifth innings of both games, allowing one hit.
Yamhill entered the doubleheader rated seventh in the latest OSAA rankings, and improved to 2-1 following their league-opening loss to Banks last week.
The Braves are ranked No. 2 in the state, and host Astoria for a single game today.