Astoria pitcher Julia Norris

Astoria pitcher Julia Norris allowed four hits in a Thursday loss at Clatskanie.

Clatskanie’s two-run second inning was the difference Thursday, as the Tigers posted a 2-1 win over Astoria in a nonleague softball game at Clatskanie.

It was the season opener for the Lady Fishermen, who scored their lone run on a two-out rally in the top of the fourth.

Sophomore Emma Biederman had a two-out triple, then scored on a base hit by freshman Tenley Matteucci.

Clatskanie pitcher Shelby Blodgett allowed six hits, with 11 strikeouts and three walks. Astoria stranded eight baserunners.

Julia Norris went the distance in the circle for Astoria, giving up four hits with four strikeouts.

Alexis Smith had a double and Olivia Sprague had a triple for Clatskanie.

The Fishermen have home games Tuesday and Wednesday against Yamhill-Carlton and North Marion, respectively.

Gary Henley is a sports reporter for The Daily Astorian. Contact him at 503-861-8493 or ghenley@dailyastorian.com.

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