WARRENTON — After back-to-back 0-12 seasons in the Lewis & Clark League, the Warrenton softball team picked up its first league victory in almost three years Monday, as the Warriors rallied from a 3-1 deficit to beat Clatskanie 9-4 in a softball contest at Warrenton.

Warrior pitcher Brooke Cederberg allowed just four hits and two walks in the complete-game win, Warrenton’s first in league play since a 6-4 win over Vernonia, May 14, 2010.

Warrenton collected 10 hits, led by Mady Hanna, Mickayla Lewis and Ally Hanna – all with two hits apiece.

Mady Hanna finished with a double, two steals and a run scored; and Lewis had a double, two runs scored and two RBI’s.

Aleah Hobbs, Cederberg and Libby Biel also had base hits.

“We started off pretty slow, playing a little tentatively and with no intensity,” said Warrenton coach Staci Miethe, whose team improves to 7-5 overall.

“We weren’t getting much done with the bats either,” she said.

The Warriors finally got on the board in the third inning, when a Tiger pick-off attempt got away and allowed Savannah Thomas to score.

“That sparked us,” Miethe said. “We continued to chip away in the fourth,” with a Clatskanie error coupled with a big sacrifice bunt from Bailey Jensen tying the score at 3-3.

“Our bats finally woke up in the fifth and sixth,” Miethe said. “We had six of our 10 hits in the final two innings, including both doubles.”

Mady Hanna led off the bottom of the fifth with a double and scored on a single by Lewis.

Later in the inning, Ashley Kanoho lined a base hit to left-center field, scoring two runs.

Warrenton plays at Corbett today.


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