Seaside pitcher has nine strikeouts but Warrenton bats drive team to a clean sweep in two gamesWARRENTON - The Warrenton softball team grabbed a little piece of school history Saturday afternoon, at Seaside's expense.
The Warriors defeated the Gulls for the first time, and it was so nice they did it twice, as Warrenton swept past Seaside in a nonleague affair at Warrenton City Park, 5-1 and 6-0.
Warrior pitcher Stacey Moore picked up both victories on the mound, as she struck out 14 batters and allowed seven hits and one walk over 14 innings of work.
Warrenton coach Staci Miethe called Moore's performance "the best I've ever seen her pitch."
Seaside pitcher Kate Ayres didn't have a bad day herself, as she struck out nine batters in Game 1, with just one walk.
But the Warriors' offensive attack couldn't be kept down for long, as Ditsy Claterbos and Moore each had doubles in the first game, Dani Cederberg belted a pair of doubles in Game 2, and Grace Smith drove in three runs on two hits.
Warrenton improves to 4-0, while the short-handed Gulls slip to 1-5.
A leadoff double by Claterbos in the first game led to a two-run first inning for the Warriors, who added two more runs in the fourth, highlighted by singles from Sara Bergerson and Tasha Jones.
Two errors and a wild pitch allowed Rose Dugan and Jones to score.
Meanwhile, Moore retired the first 12 batters she faced, before Seaside's Jeannie Pfund led off the fifth inning with a single.
Moore had a leadoff double in the bottom of the fifth, and Ashley Johnson followed with a single that scored courtesy runner Elise Balensifer.
In Game 2, Cederberg's leadoff double in the second inning led to a 1-0 lead, and the Warriors added three runs in the third, scoring two on a single by Smith.
Warrenton is scheduled to host Astoria for a single game today (4 p.m.) before opening the league season Wednesday at home against Knappa (4 p.m.).
Warrenton 9, Naselle 1NASELLE, Wash. - A four-run second inning was all the Warriors needed Friday afternoon, as the Warriors cruised past Naselle 9-1 in a nonleague softball game at Naselle.
Warrenton pitcher Stacey Moore went six innings, struck out four and allowed just one hit and no walks.
Brittney Campbell finished up the mound, allowing one run on two hits.
At the plate, Ditsy Claterbos was 2-for-4 with two of Warrenton's nine steals, while Moore had a double. Grace Smith had three steals and scored twice, and Rose Dugan had two runs and two RBI's.
Naselle's Amanda Badger was 2-for-3 at the plate.