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You are here: Home Softball Menu / Archives Softball Recaps Lady Rangers Make Swiss Cheese Out of Cheesemakers

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Lady Rangers Make Swiss Cheese Out of Cheesemakers

A seven-run first inning secures the win for the Lady Rangers


ESTACADA, OR - Sophomore pitcher Emily Gant pitched a gem on Thursday. In 3 innings on the hill, Gant allowed no runs on only four hits, striking out two, and walking two in a 9-2 win against Tillamook on Thursday.


The scoring started early for The Lady Rangers (4-5), getting 7 out of 11 batters across home plate in the first inning. Tillamook (1-5) had no answer for Gant, as she faced 11 batters in the 3 innings she was on the mound.

IMG 4217Sophomore pitcher Emily Gant pitching during Thursday's win against Tillamook.


The scoring didn’t stop for Estacada as senior catcher Hailey Clark doubled to start the third inning. Freshman third baseman Riley Canifax singled, but Clark was tagged out. Sophomore first baseman Izzy Hagel singled, and second baseman Tessa Riedel knocked Canifax and Hagel in with a line drive single to the wall, to make it 9-0 Rangers after 3.




Riedel would relieve Gant in the top of the 4th and did not disappoint. Over her 4 innings of work, she only allowed two runs on three hits, and walked only 3. Out of the 12 outs she recorded, Riedel had 8 ground outs and 4 fly ball outs.

IMG 4204Freshman Riley Canifax (8) making contact in the first inning.

Tillamook would make some noise in the top of the 5th, getting two across the plate, but that would be the end of their scoring for the game, as the Cheesemakers went down in order for the final two frames. The Lady Rangers would seal the deal on a perfect throw from Clark to senior shortstop Skylar Hunter to tag Tillamook’s pitcher Lili Vogel out while trying to steal second in the top of the 7th inning.

IMG 4294Senior shortstop Skylar Hunter tags out Tillamook's pitcher Lili Vogel for the first out in the top of the 7th inning.


“One of our main focuses is defense,” said Hunter remarking about the game. “We want to be known for our defense. The fact that we were solid tonight shows how hard we’ve been working on it and that we met our expectations.”

“Ever since I was little, you just work on that,” said Clark about her throw to second to get Vogel out in the top of the 7th inning. “I love those kind of plays, so I thought to myself, ‘Okay, this is the time!’. I just focus and really try to stay relaxed in those type of situations, try not to get to ancy. I know that [Vogel] isn’t the fastest runner, so I can get her. I felt like I had it.”

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