Payne, Falcons blank Rangers

La Salle softball

MILWAUKIE - La Salle High diamond girls showed up with their game faces on on April 3 and dispatched with Estacada 8-0.

Freshman pitcher Tristan Payne headed the effort, striking out nine batters in a 3-hitter. Payne gave up only three base hits and three walks in seven innings.

Sophomore infielder Marissa Cereghino and freshman infielder Anya Crea-Vance carried the day on offense. Both players crushed the ball for a triple and a base hit.

It was the first win of the season for the Falcons (1-3), who sport a youthful lineup, with only two seniors on the team.

The Falcons have their work cut out for them this Friday, when they entertain the undefeated North Marion Huskies (7-0, 4-0).