Falcons beat Madras for perhaps the first time ever

La Salle Prep’s softball team had a pretty good week last week, winning three of four games, including league games with Estacada (7-5) and Madras (3-1).

“We’re playing with a lot of confidence now,” said La Salle coach Walt Stockfleth. “As far as I know, Thursday’s win at Madras was the first time we’d ever beaten Madras.”

La Salle sophomore pitcher Loryn Williams struck out 10, walked one and scattered five hits at Madras. Madras scored one run on two singles and a stolen base in the first inning, and after that the White Buffaloes had only three baserunners the rest of the way.

La Salle scored all three of its runs in the top of the third, when the Falcons made contact for two hits and took advantage of Madras’ only error. Following a walk, Paige Bell rapped a single. Bell scored when a Madras defender overthrew first base on Sydney Chvilicek’s bunt. Williams then helped her own cause, connecting for a two-out single that brought Bell and Chvilicek around.

Chvilicek had a big day at the plate, hammering out three singles in four at bats. The Falcons had their bats working in the 7-5 win at Estacada. Led by Averi Johnson (3-for-4), Makenzie Cook (2-for-4) and Nicole Schreiber (2-for-3), they pounded out 11 hits.

But the Falcons struggled on defense, committing four errors behind Williams (10 strikeouts, 7 hits, one walk).

In other games last week, the Falcons’ bats fell silent in a 7-1 loss to Molalla, and they took hitting practice, hammering out 17 hits in a 12-2 win over Seaside on Saturday.

The Falcons had trouble laying off the riseball of senior Sierra Benson in the Molalla game, as they struck out 13 times and got only three hits.

Williams struck out 12, walked five and the Indians reached her for seven hits and six earned runs.

Bell went 2-for-3 at the plate and she drove in La Salle’s only run in the losing effort.

Shannon Stockfleth (3-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 runs), Schreiber (3-for-3, 3 RBI, 2 runs), Cook (2-for-4, 3-run triple, 2 runs) and Ellie Mulvaney headed up the offensive fireworks in Saturday’s 12-2 win over Seaside, which was the completion of a March 19 game that was suspended because of rain in the third inning.

Williams struck out 10, walked three and gave up three hits.

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