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Chelan Softball ends season with a win and a loss, but with lots of team pride

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Game 1  of District Playoffs – The Goats jump out to early lead in victory over Cashmere

The Chelan Goats defeated Cashmere 5-2 on Saturday, May 13, 2017, thanks to a strong start in their first game of the District playoffs. The Goats scored on a groundout in the first inning and a single by Nayeli Zavala in the second inning.

Cashmere then captured the lead in the first inning when Niemela drove in one on a single.

The Goats took the lead for good with two runs in the first inning.

Chelan Pitcher Taylor Sams earned the win for The Goats. She threw seven innings, giving up two runs, five hits, striking out two, and walking zero. Mongeon took the loss for Cashmere. She tossed six innings, giving up five runs, five hits, and striking out six.

Nayeli Zavala, Julia Horlebein, and Lexie Gleasman each drove in one run to lead The Goats. The Goats didn’t commit a single error in the field. Ashley Oswald had five chances in the field, the most on the team.

Cashmere collected five hits. VanLith and Mongeon each collected multiple hits for Cashmere.

Game 2 of District Playoffs – The Goats can’t hold up against Omak

The Goats had trouble keeping up with Omak in a 5-0 loss during their second game of District playoffs on Saturday.

One bright spot for The Goats was a single by Katanna Kelling in the first inning.

Harris earned the win for Omak. She pitched seven innings, surrendering zero runs, three hits, striking out 11, and walking one. Taylor Sams took the loss for The Goats. She went four and a third innings, surrendering five runs, seven hits, striking out two, and walking zero.

Home runs for Omak came when Priest homered in the third inning and Harris homered in the fifth inning.
Sams, Kelling, and Lexie Gleasman all had one hit to lead The Goats.

Omak had seven hits in the game. Harris and Priest each collected multiple hits for Omak. Harris led Omak with three hits in three at bats.

“We could not be more proud of how our young ladies played today in the playoffs,” Coach Jeff Barker said. “They played great defense with only two errors in 14 innings, and Talor Sams and Leanna Garfoot were outstanding in the circle for us all day. We faced the best two pitchers in the league and we struggled a bit offensively. When we hit the ball hard it was right at somebody. Some times it just goes that way and some great pitching just shut us down today. Our girls should be very proud of how they represented Chelan. Thanks for a great season!”

(Reported by Coach Jeff Barker)

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