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CHS softball keeps on winning

At last, the Culver softball team could play without worrying about rain.
   That was Monday, after weather difficulties for two other doubleheaders in 2A/1A Special District 3 play. The Bulldogs had a twin bill at Western Mennonite postponed for a day. Culver swept that doubleheader.
   The winning continued Monday with a sweep of Siletz Valley by 15-2 and 15-0 scores. That sweep gives Culver a six-game winning streak in league play.
   The Bulldogs look to expand that streak with a trio of games in six days. Culver travels to Kennedy today, to Perrydale on Friday and host Blanchet on Monday (all single games).
   Culver 15-15, Siletz Valley 2-0: The Bulldogs amassed 25 hits in a pair of five-inning victories.
   Maria Ruiz drove in four runs with a triple among her two hits. The sophomore shortstop also scored three runs. Tiffany Adams had two hits to drive in two runs along with scoring a pair of runs.
   Meanwhile, Evangeline Hood allowed just one run to pick up the win. She also hit a double.
   Fellow freshman pitcher Sarah O'Gorman followed with a one-hit shutout in the second game. O'Gorman was five Bulldogs with two or more hits.
   Ruiz had a double among her three hits. Hood added a triple and double among her three hits while driving in two runs. Adams and Megan Hamlin contributed two hits each.
   Culver 12, Salem Academy 5: It was rain and more rain in what was the only game. The Bulldogs took control with four runs in the first inning.
   O'Gorman delivered the big hit, a two-run single to score Hood and Tiffany Adams.
   After that, Adams took control. She struck out eight and walked five in tough conditions.
   "We were trying to dry off balls for what seemed to be every other pitch," Bulldog coach Kevin Urbach said. "This was as the field was turning into soup."
   Culver 17-22, W. Mennonite 1-3: The Bulldogs had 36 hits to dominate both games.
   Adams led the way, driving in two runs and hurling a two-hitter. She struck out seven. Hamlin added three hits and drove in two runs. O'Gorman also had three singles with Ruiz adding two hits.
   Justine Parker had four hits including a pair of doubles. O'Gorman earned the complete-game win, striking out six.