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While the rain doused much of the Cascade Christian softball team's nonconference game with Umpqua Valley Christian on Thursday, Alaina Thomson and the Challengers were in the midst of picking up their first win of the season.
Boasting a 14-6 lead entering the bottom of the fourth inning, Cascade Christian pulled away by racking up 12 runs in a frame where the Challengers batted around the order and Thomson hit a pair of two-run triples to power their 26-6 victory at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
Despite allowing six runs and walking eight, Thomson pitched to record her first win from the circle in a game that lasted just five innings by virtue of the 10-run mercy rule. She yielded just two hits and struck out six.
Thomson finished 2-for-4 with four runs scored and four RBIs. Raleigh Weaver hit a two-run triple of her own in the second inning. The Challengers (1-12) had just five hits in the contest.
Umpqua Valley Christian 030 30 — 6 2 6
Cascade Christian 446 (12)x — 26 5 0
Reeves, Bahl (4) and Steic; Thomson and Ratcliff. W — Thomson (1-6). L — Reeves. 3B — CC: Thomson 2, Weaver.