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Beaverette softball team falls to state’s No. 2 team
Players and coaches of the 2013 Beaverette softball team celebrate an area championship. The Beaverettes advanced to the regional quarterfinals after winning the area championship, but fell to Junction, the state’s No. 2-ranked team.
FALLS CITY -- They gave it their best effort, but after dropping a pair of softball games to Junction, the state’s No. 2-ranked team, the season has come to an end for the Falls City Beaverettes.
Game one was played May 9, and after two quick innings, Junction threatened in the top of the third as they loaded the bags with just one out. But the Beaverettes got out of the inning with a pick-off play at third, and a popup handled by Kayla Kotara.
Junction started the top of the fifth with a walk, and the runner moved over to third on a sacrifice. A groundout got the second out of the inning for Falls City, but Junction brought in a runner and led the game, 1-0. Reagan Ehlers struck out the next batter to get Falls City out of the inning. Taylor Moy singled in the bottom of the fifth for the Beaverettes, but Falls City was unable to answer the run.
In the top of the sixth, Junction led things off with a pair of doubles. The team went on to score a total of 3 runs before the Beaverettes could retire the side. Kotara singled to start the bottom of the sixth inning, but three straight outs followed, and the sixth ended with the score 4-0 in favor of Junction.
Junction jumped back on things in the top of the seventh, and once again scored 3 runs, giving the visiting team a 7-0 lead going into Falls City’s final at-bat.
In the bottom of the seventh, Ehlers drew a walk to start things out and Alexis Sekula came in to run. Addison Jaskinia then singled to center field, moving Sekula over to second. Morgan Burns popped out, but Taylor Moy drew a walk to load the bases with just one out. Chloe Wilson reached base on a fielder’s choice, as Sekula scored the Beaverettes’ first run of the night. Kotara then popped out to left field, but Jaskinia tagged up at third and ran in for Falls City’s second run of the game. The Beaverettes were in need of a two-out rally, but it was not to be. Junction made the third out on Shaw Moy, and the game ended with the final score of 7-2.
On May 11, the Beaverettes took to the field once more, and this time they were the visiting team with the first at-bat.
Kotara led off and reached base on an error. She made her way around to third, and then came home as Caitlin Jendrusch ripped a double to right field. Tiffany Dziuk drew a walk, and things were looking good early for Falls City. Unfortunately, the inning ended quickly thereafter, and the Beaverettes left two runners on.
Junction also got rolling early, as it put up 3 runs in the first. A walk, a couple of errors, and some well-placed hits by Junction left the score at 3-1 heading into the second inning of play.
The score remained the same throughout the second inning, and midway through the third, but Junction added to the board in the bottom of the third as a pair of singles and a fielder’s choice led to another run.
With the score now 4-1, the Beaverettes went back to work in the top of the fourth. Taylor Moy drew a walk to get things started, and Wilson reached on a fielder’s choice. Moy and Wilson made their way around the bases, and Moy scored on an error. Kotara then laid down a bunt to score Wilson, and the score was 4-3. Kotara moved over to second, and eventually to third. Jendrusch hit a single to right field to score Kotara, and things were all tied up at 4-4.
Junction always seemed to have a response for Falls City, though, and it did again in the bottom of the fourth as it scored 4 more runs to regain the lead at 8-4. Junction added another run in the bottom of the fifth, and led 9-4 heading into the sixth inning of play.
Jendrusch started things off by reaching on an error in the sixth, and Ehlers drew a walk. Jendrusch made her way around the base path and eventually scored on a passed ball to make the score 9-5, but that was as close as the Beaverettes would get. Falls City held Junction in the bottom of the sixth, but failed to score in the seventh, ending the game and the season by the final score of 9-5.
“Junction has a really good team, and we fought every inch of the way, but just could not hold them off,” said Beaverette Head Coach Travis Ehrlich. “I am extremely proud of my girls, and will greatly miss my eight seniors.”
The Beaverettes finished the season with an overall record of 13-3, were the District 31-1A champs, and won an Area Championship, as well.
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