Early Runs Carry Vale Softball Past Nyssa

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NYSSA – The Vale softball team scored early and frequently, allowing the Vikings to hold off a late Nyssa attempt to comeback and giving Vale a 11-7 victory on Monday, April 18 in Nyssa.

The Vikings opened he contest with two runs in the first and second innings followed by six runs in the third inning to pull out an early lead. The Bulldogs, after only scoring a single run in the third inning, put up six runs in the sixth in an attempted comeback that fell short.

Mikalya Cooper went the full game for Vale, picking up the win while recording five strikeouts and no walks. Offensively, Sydney Hager was 1-for-2 batting with a triple and drove in two runs. Brogan Payne, Alexis Cleaver, Maddy Churchill and Bahile each recorded a RBI.

Lea Garner, freshly returned from injury, grabbed the loss, going the full game. Garner allowed six walks while striking out six Viking batters.

Taylor Cassity was 1-for-3 batting for the Bulldogs, driving in two runs. Alycia Van Meter, Destiny Reyes, Daisy Patron-Vega, Jenny Trujillo and Kierston Anderson each drove in a run.

“With the exception of a dropped ball in the outfield and an overthrow rushing to throw out a quick runner who bunted in the third, coupled with a couple hit pitches and bases on balls in the third, a much better overall showing today,” said Nyssa coach Tracy Cleaver. “Vikings/Bulldogs games are always intense and often with back & forth effort.  Tonight was no exception, and I’m proud of the fight our team put up in the sixth. The hits and RBIs all came from the lower half of our lineup tonight, and it was a group effort that came up a little short.  Senior Lea Garner continues to be our guide and inspiration in the center circle, and we’re so close to breaking through.  Just missing a couple of cogs to get the wheel going in the right direction; just waiting to see who wants the job.”

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