Siuslaw junior Nina Aaron pitched a three-hit complete game and the Vikings pounded 13 hits Wednesday to post an 11-1 victory over Cottage Grove in a Sky-Em League girls softball game at the Siuslaw Softball Field.
"Overall, I was proud of the athletes for continuing to work hard through the challenges over the last month of games," Siuslaw coach Sean O'Mara remarked. "We continue to focus on attitude and effort each day.
"Today, before the game, I asked the athletes to be their best self today before each pitch and the girls really came through on both defense and offense.
"I look forward to seeing how we deal with future challenges as we get closer to being halfway through league play."
The Lady Vikings, 1-3 in league and 1-9 overall, travel to Elmira on Thursday for a league doubleheader. First pitch is 3 p.m.
Sophomore Liz Garcia-Galvan and senior Lupita Figueroa drove in two runs each to power the Siuslaw offense.
Garcia-Galvan was 3-for-4 with a run and a double, while Figueroa was 1-for-3 with a run scored.
Aaron was 2-for-2 with a triple, while senior battery mate Alexis Smith was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run.
Senior Alyssa Richards was 2-for-4 with a run, RBI and stolen base, while freshman Bailey Overton was 2-for-3 with two runs, an RBI and stolen base.
The game ended on the 10-run mercy rule in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI by senior Audrey Lowder.
COTTAGE GROVE 000 001 — 1 3 2
SIUSLAW 102 332 — 11 13 1
Chloe Malmstedt, Tayah Escobar-Richardson (5) and Alicia Humphries; Nina Aaron and Alexis Smith.
2019 SIUSLAW SCHEDULE
Record: 1-3 in Sky-Em League, 1-9 overall
Tuesday, April 9 — at Marist 11, Siuslaw 0
Friday, April 12 — Junction City 18, at Siuslaw 1, 5 innings
Friday, April 12 — Junction City 16, at Siuslaw 2, 6 innings
Wednesday, April 17 — at Siuslaw 11, Cottage Grove 1, 6 innings
Thursday, April 18 — 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, May 7 — Elmira, 5 p.m.
Friday, May 10 — Marshfield (DH), 3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13 — Harrisburg 13, at Siuslaw 7
Thursday, March 14 — Sutherlin 9, at Siuslaw 8, 7 innings
Thursday, March 14 — Sutherlin 14, at Siuslaw 12, 5 innings, darkness
Tuesday, March 19 — at Pleasant Hill 8, Siuslaw 7
Friday, March 22 — Pleasant Hill, cancelled
Saturday, March 23 — Phoenix 10, Siuslaw 2, 1st game
Saturday, March 23 — Phoenix 18, Siuslaw 6, 6 innings, 2nd game
Tuesday, April 2— Douglas (DH), cancelled
VIKINGS VARSITY ROSTER
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
Siuslaw graduate also has a personal best in the hammer at Northwest Athletic Conference championships.
INCLUDED: Siuslaw's tentative 21-game schedule for the 2020 season.
Siuslaw Athletic Booster Club will need to fill several positions for 2019-20 school year.
Booster club meeting, auction-dinner planning committee meeting and benefit car wash all on the docket...