Lady Vikings tumble in season opener, 13-7

Vikings freshman Bailey Overton

Harrisburg pounded 12 hits and took advantage of seven errors Wednesday to defeat the Siuslaw Vikings, 13-7, in a nonleague softball game at the Siuslaw Softball Field.

The Lady Vikings, 0-1, host Sutherlin at 3 p.m. Thursday in a doubleheader.

The Lady Eagles improved to 2-0, including a season-opening, 18-6 win Monday at Monroe.

"We played well for the first game of the season," Siuslaw coach Sean O'Mara said. "We have to work at not beating ourselves and staying present with the play that's in front of us.

"Seniors showed good leadership throughout the game, especially considering four underclassmen are starting, including a freshman at shortstop.

"I expect to see the most growth this week with three games over two days. We play Sutherlin on Thursday at home for a doubleheader.

"I look forward to seeing how much the girls improve in that span of time."

Freshman Bailey Overton led the Lady Vikings with a double, 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored and a stolen base.

Senior catcher Lexi Smith was 1-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base.

Siuslaw junior pitcher Nina Aaron had 6 strikeouts and gave up only 5 earned runs.


HARRISBURG  434 101 0 — 13   12    5
SIUSLAW          400 120 0 —   7     4    7
Delaney Buzzard and Emily Knox, Sydney Gent (3); Nina Aaron and Lexi Smith.

  3 Bailey Overton, infielder
  4 Adrianna Edwards, infielder
  6 Savannah Morris, outfielder
  9 Lizbeth Garcia-Galvan, infielder

  8 Nina Aaron, left-handed pitcher
30 Liz Rosinbaum, designated-hitter
  1 Lupita Figueroa, outfielder
  2 Alyssa Richards, outfielder
  5 Angela Bartlett, outfielder
11 Lexi Smith, catcher
14 Audrey Lowder, outfielder
21 Hayley Meier, infielder
Coach: Sean O'Mara
Assistants: Ashlee Cole, Jamie Hunt, Jodi O'Meara, Kasey Strenke, Kim Gibson, Shari Fisher

Record: 0-1 overall, 0-0 in Sky-Em League
Wednesday, March 13 — Harrisburg 13, at Siuslaw 7
Thursday, March 14 — Sutherlin (DH), 3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19 — at Pleasant Hill, 4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 22 — Pleasant Hill, 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 23 — Phoenix (DH), noon
Tuesday, April 2 — Douglas (DH), 3 p.m.
Sky-Em League
Tuesday, April 9 — at Marist, 5 p.m.
Friday, April 12 — Junction City (DH), 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16 — Cottage Grove, 5 p.m.
Friday, April 19 — at Elmira (DH), 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23 — at Marshfield, 5 p.m.
Friday, April 26 — Marist (DH), 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30 — at Junction City, 5 p.m.
Friday, May 3 — at Cottage Grove (DH), 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7 — Elmira, 5 p.m.
Friday, April 10 — Marshfield (DH), 3 p.m.


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