Marist pitcher Malia Williams struck out all nine batters she faced Tuesday to fire the Spartans to a three-inning, 19-0 victory over the Siuslaw Vikings in Sky-Em League softball at the Siuslaw field.
The Lady Vikings close out their season Saturday with a doubleheader at Junction City. First pitch is noon.
"We are looking forward to the opportunity to compete against a team that we match up better against," Siuslaw coach Sean O'Mara said.
"The athletes are committed to finishing the season strong, and I look forward to seeing what Saturday's games will bring."
Marist, 13-0 in league and 13-1 overall, has outscored opponents 186-8 this season.
Before Tuesday's game, the Vikings honored Siuslaw seniors Kya Blake, Adriana Edwards and Lizbeth Garcia-Galvan and Marist seniors Layla Martinez and Lindsey Sargent.
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Malia Williams and Madeleine Hopkins; Cate Waggoner, Maggie Manning (3) and Adriana Edwards.
Kya Blake, with mother Kari and grandmother Terri
Future plans — Lane Community College fabrication and welding technology program, which "is something she is very passionate about and has extraordinary skills in already."
Favorite softball memory — "When we got our first win this season and everyone was super excited."
Advice for returning softball athletes — "Work hard and do all the extra things to make yourself better."
Adriana Edwards, with mother Amy
Future plans — "Has aspirations to work in the medical field by becoming an ultra-sound technician and possibly a physician someday."
Favorite softball memory — "Team dinners her sophomore year."
Advice for returning softball athletes — "You all will get better as long as you are determined to do so. Never give up and always give it 110 percent if you want to see success."
Lizbeth Garcia-Galvan, with mother Guadalupe Galvan and brothers Juiian, Tony and Jason.
Future plans — Major in sociology or psychology at Warner Pacific University with goal of becoming a social worker.
Favorite softball memory — "The doubleheader at Marshfield and this group of girls, as they are my favorite teammates I have ever played with."
Advice to returning softball athletes — "Always be mentally and physically prepared when coming out onto the ballfields. And listen to Coach (Sean) O'Mara; pretty sure he knows what he is talking about."
O'Mara also thanked assistant coaches Jodi O'Mara, Jamie Hunt and Ashlee Cole.
"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."
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