St. Helens unbeaten on season after three games

The St. Helens Lady Lions got in two more games Monday, gaining a win over 6A Beaverton, and tying old rival Franklin.

Three games into the season, St. Helens was still unbeatean.

Mariah Mulcahy pitched both games for St. Helens at Rex Putnam's Hoodview Tournament.

Against Beaverton, the Lady and #8200;Lions took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, and were ahead 4-1 after two. Sophomore Stevie Strawn hit a line-drive single in the bottom of the third to drive in the final two runs of the 6-1 win.

Coach Jeff Edwards said the squad had just six hits, but had some good bunts and was very aggressive on the bases.

'It was an impressive win over a big school,' Edwards said.

The Lions led Franklin most of the way in their second game on Monday. They pounded out 13 hits in 21 at-bats.

Mulcahy, who had the only extra-base hit in the first game, was four for four at the plate, and nine of 10 on the season.

Michelle Sass was two for three, while Brooke Cathers was two for four, and Sue Sass, Kayla Beeler, Abbie Hanson, and Courtney Anderson each added hits

The game was called after seven innings for time.

'We lost to Franklin in the second round of the playoffs last year, 6-4,' Edwards said. 'We had a 5-3 lead on them going into the sixth inning, and had some plays that if we had made them we would have ended the game. Franklin was a really good team and we had them with two strikes before the batter banged a double down the right field line.'

Edwards said the Lady Lions had two games scheduled for Tuesday and would probably play rain or shine because the game was on turf. They were to face West Linn in the morning and Gresham in the afternoon. He said he would probably pitch Sass in the West Linn game, but would use other pitchers against Gresham.

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