(May 9, 2014)
Our Saint Softball team continues to maintain their top ranking among their NWAACC peers after taking two more games from Clark College (4-1, 22-0) this past weekend and splitting with Chemeketa Community College (5-0, 6-2) this past Tuesday afternoon.
The Saints out hit the Penguins 8-4 in the first game and the combination of Ann Marie Guisher and Kristen Crawford kept the Penguins off balance while striking out 10 batters. The Saints were led at the plate in game one by Shea Lee Lindsey and Teauna Hughes. In game two against Clark, the Saints jumped all over the Penguins picking up 11 runs in the first inning and nine in the second before cruising to a 22-0 victory on 25 hits. Guischer picked up the win on the mound and Nicole Kellams grabbed the save in the shut-out for the Saints. The Saints received home-runs from Ashlee Mueller (2), Chelsie Spanier, Bianca Hancock and Laura Lesowske to lead the Saints at the plate.
Against the Storm the Saints struggled offensively before dropping only their second game of the season to a strong Chemeketa team. In the second game of the series, the Saints picked up a grand slam by Morgan Entze in the first inning to take charge of the game and the Saints never looked back. Guischer picked up the win and Kasidee Lemberger added another home run in the 6-2 victory.
The regular season was expected to come to an end this Friday evening with another showdown of the top two teams in the NWAACC – Your Mt. Hood Saints and the Clackamas Cougars! However, with rain in the forecast this game has been moved to Sunday with the first game beginning at 11:00 a.m. at MHCC!
Our Saint Baseball team is still fighting for a place in the NWAACC tournament and gained some ground after sweeping Lane Community College last Friday afternoon. The Saints took down Lane 4-2 in the first game behind the strong left arm of Jake Dahlberg. Dahlberg pitched the entire game for the victory. Evan Jones grabbed his first home run of the season and Jake Azevedo hit a double to lead the Saints at the plate. In the second game, Zane Bambusch picked up the victory on the mound and Cole Hamilton smacked a triple to lead the Saints.
On Saturday the Saints came up against the number one team in the Southern Region, Clark College. Despite matching the Penguins hit for hit in the first game, the Saints struggled to a 5-1 loss. The second game was scheduled for seven innings and the three hour marathon ended in the 10th inning before the Saints lost 6-5 to the Penguins. Joe Piercey pitched eight solid innings before retiring with the game tied at 5-5. At the plate, the Saints were led by Kody Matthews (2 doubles), Mike Travers (double), Tommy Lane (double), Hamilton (double) and Louis Wolf (double).
The Saints were scheduled to play Southwestern Oregon this Friday but because of expected rain showers, this game has been moved to Sunday with a start time at 1:00 p.m. at MHCC. The Saints are also scheduled to play Clackamas on Saturday beginning at 2:00 (if the rain should subside).
The Saint Track and Field team grabbed two more NWAACC Athlete of the Week honors when Caitlyn Safley was recognized for her outstanding performance in the 400 meters at the Mt. Hood Track Festival and Marley Yates was honored for her near school record performance in the high jump.
At the Pacific Twilight this past weekend the Saints received strong performances on the track by Kristi Kachel (100 meters), Safley (200 meters), Brandon Raleigh (1500 meters), and Devon Larson (110 Hurdles). In the field events the Saints received outstanding performances by Cody Quinton (Discus), Justin Schlaht (javelin), Zach Killgore (shot), Shanice Lakes (triple jump) and McKenzie Warren (hammer).
The Saints will be co-hosting the Southern Region Championships this Saturday at MHCC along with Clackamas Community College with the first event starting at 10:30 a.m.
Lots of great events scheduled for the weekend and we hope to see you cheering on our Saints!!!