Friday’s College Softball: Centralia Falls Twice to Lower Columbia

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By The Chronicle

LONGVIEW — Centralia battled with Lower Columbia here on Friday in two games but ultimately lost both games in a NWAC softball doubleheader.

Lower Columbia won Game 1, 9-6. Dakota Brooks pitched six innings, allowing 12 hits, nine earned runs and four walks with five strikeouts.

At the plate, Britzy Hockett was 2-for-4 with two runs and a RBI and Brooks was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs and three RBI. Katie Gleasman was 2-for-4 with a home run, a run and a RBI.

Lower Columbia scored a run in the first and three runs in the third and fourth innings for a 7-3 lead after four innings. The Red Devils added two more runs in the sixth to secure the win.

The team’s combined for 34 hits in a 15-10 Lower Columbia win in Game 2. Hockett was 2-for-5 with a triple and a run and Olivia Dean was 2-for-3 with a run, a RBI and a walk.

McKenna Smith was 3-for-3 with a run and a RBI, Shelby Levang was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs, a RBI and a walk. Jamie Carlson hit a 2-run home run for the Blazers.

Lower Columbia scored four runs in the first inning and five runs in the second inning for a 9-1 lead after two innings. Centralia tried to mount a comeback with three runs in the fourth inning and five runs in the fifth and tallied a run in the seventh but couldn’t quite catch the Red Devils.

Centralia (13-8, 8-5) travels south on Wednesday to take on Mt. Hood at noon in a doubleheader.

Friday’s Results

At Longview

Game 1

RED DEVILS 9, BLAZERS 6

Centralia 002 120 1 — 6 12 1

Lower Columbia 103 302 X — 9 12 1

Batteries: Centralia — Brooks and Carlson; Lower Columbia — Naugle, Wheeler (5) and Gray, Russell

Game 2

RED DEVILS 15, BLAZERS 10

Centralia 100 350 1 — 10 14 0

Lower Columbia 451 302 X — 15 20 1

Batteries: Centralia — Shaughnessy, Olson (3) and Carlson; Lower Columbia — Naugle, Wheeler (5) and Gray

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