The Bruins faced off against the Clatskanie Tigers during the first round of this year’s OSAA 3A softball playoffs on Friday at Clatskanie, suffering a 15-0 defeat against the No. 1 ranked 3A team.
“We faced a good pitcher and just couldn’t put all the aspects of the game together,” said Bruins head coach Tony Baron. “We made some plays and they only had three hits on us, but we ended up walking twelve batters.”
The Tigers took the lead with a modest two runs in the first inning and capitalized on that momentum in the second inning by scoring another four runs to take things to 6-0.
The Bruins managed to keep them off home in the third inning, but the fourth inning saw the Tigers come out in force as they scored a big nine runs to take things to a wide 15-0. The Bruins weren’t able to score any runs in the fifth inning and things ended there at 15-0 because the Tiger’s lead exceeded 10 runs after the fifth.
Gracie Harms was the main pitcher for the Bruins before being briefly switched out for Madison Taylor. Harms managed 10 first-pitch strikes and four strikeouts, while Taylor had a single first-pitch strike.
“Our goal this year was to make playoffs and we managed that,” Baron said.
This ends the Bruins season at 12-15 overall after they went 6-6 in league and took third place to earn a spot at playoffs at rank No. 17 in the 3A rankings.