Panthers push their opponents on the road

WHS softball hosts two games this week

Washougal limited R.A. Long to an unearned run and two hits Monday, in Longview. That was all the Lumberjills needed to defeat the Panthers 1-0 in softball.

Paige Forsberg pitched all seven innings for Washougal and gained eight strikeouts. Kayla Lagerquist delivered the only hit for the Panthers.

“We played a solid game defensively, we just needed to do more with our at-bats,” said head coach John Carver.

Washougal outlasted Mark Morris 13-11 in a much different game Wednesday, in Longview. Morgan Ratcliff snagged a line drive at third base with the tying runs in motion for the final out of the game. The sophomore also sparked a seven-run sixth inning by driving in two Panthers with a single.

Forsberg reached base in all six of her at-bats, scored three times and drove in two runs. Becca Bennett scored three runs. Keira Stogin scored twice and knocked in a run. Courtney Shelley and Abby Young each added an RBI.

“That one was a circus,” Carver said. “The lead changed at least four times.”

Washougal hosts Hudson’s bay Wednesday and Ridgefield Friday. Both games begin at 4 p.m.

Mikylah Bausch pitched a perfect game for the Panther junior varsity team Monday. She retired all 15 batters she faced before Washougal beat R.A. Long 12-0 in five innings. Bausch also had nine strikeouts.