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And the hits just keep on coming.

The Wilsonville softball team has seemingly found a groove at the plate, racking up 36 combined hits in three-straight league games as it vies for one of the 24 postseason berths in Class 5A.

The productive stretch was highlighted by the No. 23 Wildcats’ 12-2 win over Parkrose at home May 7, which gave them a sweep of the season series and propelled them to fifth place in the Northwest Oregon Conference standings behind four top-10 teams.

On an afternoon when Wilsonville (6-16, 4-6 in the NWOC) honored graduating seniors Sarah Harms and ChiAnn Morris, it tallied a season-high 13 hits to overwhelm the Broncos.

“We had a good sendoff for them,” coach Mick Johnson said.

Harms pitched a complete game, scattering seven hits while recording four strikeouts and no walks.

Kylee Allen and Hannah Lopez spearheaded the Wildcats’ offensive effort, which featured five runs in the second inning and five more in the fourth. Allen went 3-for-3 with three runs and six RBI, including a three-run double in the second inning, while Lopez went 3-for-4 with three runs and an RBI.

Katie Enbody added two hits with a double and an RBI. Also contributing hits were Harms, Stephanie Stamnes, Skyler Matthews, Mackenzie Atwood and Morgan Miller.

“Hopefully our bats continue to heat up,” Johnson said.

The victory against Parkrose (10-10, 3-7) came a day after Wilsonville managed 11 hits in an 11-3 loss to seventh-ranked Putnam (16-6, 9-2).

Harms was 2-of-4 at the plate with a triple and two RBI and Lopez was 2-of-4 with a double to lead the Wildcats, who also received two hits apiece from Stamnes and Matthews.

Allen, Atwood and Miller each added one hit.

“We hit the ball well, and we gave them a good game,” Johnson said.

Harms threw a complete game with three strikeouts and one walk.

By Jeff Goodman
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