LAKEVIEW — Not only did Shaylee Ledesma record 26 strikeouts and two wins on Saturday, the Cascade Christian softball team’s ace put the finishing touches on a come-from-behind victory in Game 1.
Ledesma capped a four-run eighth inning with a two-run home run as the Challengers secured a 9-5 win in the opener before completing the Southern Cascade League sweep with an 8-3 triumph over host Lakeview.
After Allison Winter’s RBI single evened the score 5-all during the Challengers’ three-run seventh, which forced the extra frame, Bryton Plankenhorn singled home her sister, Baylee, in the top of the eighth to give Cascade Christian the 6-5 lead. Mia Mayben followed with a run-scoring hit before Ledesma’s homer.
Ledesma struck out 16 in the opener and finished with three hits and four RBIs.
In Game 2, Mayben had a two-run triple during the Challengers’ four-run first inning.
Ledesma fanned 10 and allowed three runs but just one was earned. She added two hits while Winter went 4-for-4 and scored twice.
Ledesma and Ba. Plankenhorn; Thomas and Ramsey. W — Ledesma (7-4). L — Thomas. 2B — CC: Meilicke. 3B — CC: Ledesma. HR — LV: Lightie.
Ledesma and Ba. Plankenhorn; Yates and Ramsey. W — Ledesma (8-4). L — Yates. 2B — CC: Ledesma, Winter. 3B — CC: Mayben.
EAGLE POINT 19-20, NORTH EUGENE 2-3: At Eagle Point, Riley Shopp tossed a one-hitter and Megan Ayres finished 4-for-4 with four RBIs in Game 1 of the Midwestern League doubleheader for Eagle Point.
Both games went five innings.
Ayres came up with a two-run single during the Eagles’ eight-run first inning. Shopp allowed two first-inning runs, struck out nine and walked four.
In the nightcap, junior Miyah Smith tossed three-hitter for her first victory in her first varsity start for the Eagles (9-3, 5-2 SWC). She gave up three unearned runs, fanned nine and walked two.
Smith also had three hits and drove in two while teammates Maddie Bartlett and Kalyn Tresch came up with two hits and three RBIs apiece.
Emma Stevens added three hits with Jayci Pugh and Maddie Wood chipping in two each.
Ahlstrom and Salas; Shopp and Thompson. W — Shopp (2-0). L — Ahlstrom. 2B — NE: Zepeda; EP: Ayers.
Zepeda, Murphy (4) and Ahlstrom; Smith and Thompson. W — Smith (1-0). L — Zepeda. 2B — EP: Smith, Stevens, Shopp.