The Pioneers blank Milwaukie 10-0

OREGON CITY - Oregon City High School diamond girls finally put it together last Thursday, winning 10-0 in a Three Rivers League softball game with Milwaukie.

The decisive victory ended a six-game losing skid.

'We'd been struggling and we needed a win,' said Oregon City coach Dave Adelhart. 'We're definitely a better team than the way we've been playing.'

Adelhart said that defensive miscues and a lack of timely hitting have cost his charges' in recent outings.

'We've been leaving too many base runners on base and we've been making too many errors,' he said. 'We out-hit Clackamas, and over half of Putnam's runs were unearned.'

The Pioneers fell to Clackamas 2-1 and to Putnam 11-3 in league games played earlier last week.

In Thursday's game with Milwaukie, they out-hit the Mustangs 11-1 in five innings, and they committed just one error.

Oregon City junior Brianna Winkle struck out six Milwaukie batters and walked no one in the one-hitter.

Winkle (3-for-4) helped her own cause with a two-run single, two base hits, and three RBI.

Junior Samie Genskay, the Pioneers' leadoff batter, went 2-for-4 and scored two runs.

Sophomore Mary Lugar drove in three runs, two of them on a timely base rap and another on a sacrifice fly.

The Pioneers (3-7, 2-2) play at West Linn (2-8, 1-3) this afternoon and they entertain the Lions next Monday.

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