Siuslaw junior pitcher Nina Aaron hurled two complete-game victories Friday and went 4-for-4 in the opener to lead the Lady Vikings to a softball sweep of the visiting Marshfield Pirates, 7-6 and 4-3.
The two wins secured a fourth-place finish in the Sky-Em League for Siuslaw at 5-10. The Lady Vikings were 5-16 overall.
Marshfield finished fifth in league at 4-11 and 7-16.
"We peaked late in the season with four wins in our last five games," Siuslaw coach Sean O'Mara noted. "The athletes should be proud of their continued effort through all the losses to come out at the end of the season with some real solid efforts on offense, defense and mental toughness."
In the opener, the Lady Vikings rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh for the victory.
Aaron had two RBIs and a double as well as four hits.
Senior Hayley Meier was 3-for-4, freshman Bailey Overton 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs and an RBI, senior Lupita Figueroa 2-for-4 with an RBI and senior Lexie Smith 1-for-2 with 2 RBIs.
"In the first game I feel like the athletes really showed up to play," O'Mara said. "They were loose but focused. They did not let the distractions of Senior Night, at their home field, or the ebb and flow of the game dictate their approach on offense and defense.
"Overall, I was very pleased with the progress the athletes showed in both their mental and physical game."
In the nightcap, Overton was 2-for-3 with a run scored and two stolen bases to ignite the Siuslaw offense.
The Lady Vikings outhit the Pirates in the two games, 20-13.
SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT NOTES
Provided by Siuslaw coach Sean O'Mara
No. 1 Lupita Figueroa, who was joined by parents Jorge Figueroa and Belen Rivas
No. 5 Angela Bartlett, who was joined by sister Abigail Bartlett
No. 11 Alexis Smith, joined by parents Tara and Dan Smith
No. 14 Audrey Lowder, joined by parents Rhonda ad Nathan Lowder
No. 21 Hayley Meier, joined by parents John and Nicole Meier
No. 12 Alyssa Richards, joined by parents Kevin and Susie Richards
Coach O'Mara and the team also acknowledged "the many hours spent by outstanding volunteer coaches" Jodi O'Mara, Jamie Hunt, Ashlee Cole, Kim Gibson and Shari Fisher.
"These coaches have had a long term, positive impact on our athletes' lives, well beyond the game of softball itself," O'Mara said. "We are lucky to have them in this program and thank them for all they have done."
MARSHFIELD 100 020 3 — 6 9 2
SIUSLAW 004 010 2 — 7 13 3
Jorney Baldwin and Sterling Williams; Nina Aaron and Alexis Smith.
MARSHFIELD 000 020 1 — 3 4 2
SIUSLAW 011 020 X — 4 7 3
Jorney Baldwin, Sterling Williams (5) and Sterling Williams, EmmaLee Schaffer (5).
2019 SIUSLAW SCHEDULE
Record: 5-10 in Sky-Em League, 5-16 overall
Tuesday, April 9 — at Marist 11, Siuslaw 0
Friday, April 12 — Junction City 18, at Siuslaw 1, 5 innings, 1st game
Friday, April 12 — Junction City 16, at Siuslaw 2, 6 innings, 2nd game
Wednesday, April 17 — at Siuslaw 11, Cottage Grove 1, 6 innings
Thursday, April 18 — Elmira 13, at Siuslaw 1, 5 innings, 1st game
Thursday, April 18 — Elmira 11, at Siuslaw 10, 2nd game
Tuesday, April 23 — at Marshfield 15, Siuslaw 5, 6 innings
Friday, April 26 — Marist 14, at Siuslaw 1, 5 innings, 1st game
Friday, April 26 — Marist 28, at Siuslaw 2, 5 innings, 2nd game
Tuesday, April 30 — at Junction City 21, Siuslaw 2, 5 innings
Friday, May 3 — Siuslaw 13, at Cottage Grove 2, 1st game
Friday, May 3 — Siuslaw 15, at Cottage Grove 10, 2nd game
Tuesday, May 7 — Elmira 12, at Siuslaw 1
Friday, May 10 — at Siuslaw 7, Marshfield 6, 1st game
Friday, May 10 — at Siuslaw 4, Marshfield 3, 2nd game
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 fundraiser raises $6,250 for new helmets thanks to 88 supporters.
Registration for Siuslaw Youth Soccer Association fall season gets underway in earnest.
League's Home Run Derby is 10 a.m. Saturday at Miller Park.
'This is a season we fully expect to win every game we play in,' says Siuslaw's first-year coach.