Lady Vikings drop nail biter to Tigers, 6-5

The Junction City Tigers pushed across the winning run in the top of the fifth Tuesday and held on for a 6-5 victory over the Siuslaw Vikings in Sky-Em League softball play at the Siuslaw High School field.

The Lady Vikings, 0-7, host Cottage Grove in a twin bill Friday, starting at 3 p.m.

"The athletes continue to improve in a wide variety of softball skills," Siuslaw coach Sean O'Mara said. "They are gaining valuable experience to take into the second half of league play that starts on Friday."

The Lady Vikings outhit the Lady Tigers 13-6, with junior shortstop Bailey Overton leading the way, going 3-for-5 with a home run, double and 3 runs.

"Bailey is really starting to see the ball well, and continues to be a staple part of the Viking offense," O'Mara said.

Seniors Liz Garcia-Galvan and Hayden Muller had two hits each, with Garcia-Galvan driving in 2 runs and Muller scoring a run.

On defense, freshman Meika Shappell turned a double play and Muller had two put outs in centerfield.

Siuslaw freshman pitcher Cate Waggoner struck out four and walked five in the game.

The Lady Vikings committed seven errors, to four by the Lady Tigers.

JUNCTION CITY 103 110 0 — 6    6   4
SIUSLAW            210 200 0 — 5  13   7
Cate Waggoner and Adriana Edwards; GeAnna Vincent and Brenna Wilson. WP — GeAnna Vincent. LP — Cate Waggoner.


Siuslaw junior varsity softball has been canceled for the 2021 season due to a lack of numbers, Vikings athletic director Chris Johnson announced.


Record: 0-7 overall, 0-7 in Sky-Em League
Tuesday, April 13 — at Cottage Grove 17, Siuslaw 3
Friday, April 16 — Elmira 13, at Siuslaw 7, first game
Friday, April 16 — Elmira 11, at Siuslaw 4, second game
Tuesday, April 20 — Marshfield 13, at Siuslaw 2, 5 innings
Friday, April 23 — at Marist Catholic 15, Siuslaw 0
Friday, April 20 — at Marist Catholic 15, Siuslaw 0
Tuesday, April 27 — Junction City 6, at Siuslaw 5
Friday, April 30 — Cottage Grove (DH), 3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4 — at Elmira/Triangle Lake, 5 p.m.
Friday, May 7 — at Marshfield (DH), 3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 11 — Marist Catholic, 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 15 — at Junction City (DH), noon

  1 Kristin Wall, freshman, shortstop
  2 Hayden Muller, junior, outfielder
  3 Bailey Overton, junior, shortstop-utility
  4 Maggie Manning, junior, RH pitcher
  5 Cate Waggoner, freshman, RH pitcher
  6 Meika Shappell, freshman, third baseman
  7 Brynlee Manues, freshman, third baseman-catcher
  8 Kya Blake, senior, first baseman
  9 Adriana Edwards, senior, catcher
11 Brooke Olson, junior, outfielder
12 Ashley Hennessee, freshman, outfielder-designated hitter
14 Lizbeth Garcia-Galvan, second baseman-utility
15 Ava Coggins, sophomore, utility
16 Rosa Velasco-Mendez, freshman, outfielder
17 Bailey Myrick, sophomore, outfielder
21 Gillian Norton, sophomore, first baseman
31 Chloe Aaron, freshman, catcher-first baseman


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