Gophers fend off Aloha to stay unbeaten
Shianne Smith strikes out 11 as Gresham tops Aloha
Gresham's softball team overcame some early mistakes to score a 6-4 win over Aloha on Monday.
The Gophers erased Aloha's early 3-1 lead with some aggressive base-running by Emily Rose and Kim Espinoza, who motored home on an errant throw by the Warriors.
The Gophers moved in front 5-4 in the fifth inning when Desjane McCloyn and Janessa Treloggen came home on a wild pitch.
Smith struck out two batters, including the lead-off hitter, to secure the win in the seventh inning.
The No. 9-ranked Gophers remain one of six unbeaten teams at the 6A level, moving to 8-0 in nonleague play with a 20-2 beating of Grant on Wednesday.
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