Sarah Nidick and Harli Hubbard can hit a softball and throw it for strikes.
Nidick whipped up 11 strikeouts Wednesday, drilled a 2-run home run and drove in five runs to help the Papermakers beat Hudson’s Bay 12-2 at Camas High School.
“It was a really good day, despite the weather. It was pouring out there, but me and Mikaela [Searight] just clicked and we were totally fine,” Nidick said. “I never had 11 strikeouts in a game before. It was a good feeling.”
On March 26, Hubbard and Erin Tauscher each hit 2-run home runs to lead the Papermakers to a 13-2 league opening victory at Mountain View. Hubbard added nine strikeouts in seven innings pitched. Tauscher had a 2-run single before going deep. She finished with 4 RBI in the game.
Camas was clinging on to a 3-1 advantage going into the fifth inning. Hubbard then set paper on fire by clubbing a 2-run home run over the fence in dead center. She fanned the flames by waving her hands in the air as she rounded the bases.
“It was one of those hits that felt good right away,” Hubbard said. “It felt good to get the team fired up.”