staff report / The Bulletin
PRINEVILLE — Playing as the designated visiting team due to an unplayable field in La Pine, Crook County rode the hot bats of Kaylee Johnson-Wright, Jena Ovens and Miranda Smith en route to a 22-0 nonconference softball win over the Hawks in five innings.
Johnson-Wright was three for three at the plate with two doubles, Ovens added two triples, and Smith was just a home run shy of the cycle, as the Cowgirls improved to 3-0 on the season.
La Pine fell to 0-5 on the season with the defeat.
In other Thursday action:
Hood River Valley 10, Summit 1: Storm pitcher Jacqueline Manley shut out the Eagles for three innings, but Hood River Valley scored nine runs total in the fourth, fifth and sixth en route to the nonleague victory. Summit (0-4) managed just one hit and committed four errors in the defeat. Aubrey Clemans recorded an RBI on a fielder’s choice in the third inning for the Storm. Manley went the distance and took the loss for Summit.
Hood River Valley 8, Summit 3: Josh Cherry picked up two hits, including a double, to go along with two runs batted in, but a four-run fourth inning followed by two more in the fifth allowed the Eagles to pull away and seal a nonconference win. Cherry paced the Storm (2-2) with a two-for-three performance at the plate, including a two-run double in the fourth. Austin Peters went one for three with an RBI, and Erik Alvstad and Dillon Randal recorded a double and a triple, respectively.
Crook County 18, La Pine 0: PRINEVILLE — Cole Ovens smacked three triples, Jeff Turbitt and Joe Saenz each had a single and a double, and the Cowboys took their season opener with a nonconference victory. Brandon Alexander collected three hits for Crook County (1-0), while Dylan Wilson and Troy Benton shut out La Pine (0-5) in five innings of work.