Kettle Falls sweeps Pioneers softball in doubleheader
OMAK - To say it’s been a tough year, could be an understatement: The Omak High School softball team is in the midst of a rebuilding year.
Things didn’t get any better for the Lady Pioneers as they lost to Kettle Falls 17-1 and 22-7 on Friday afternoon in a non-league doubleheader at Eastside Park.
“It’s been a tough year,” said Rick Duck, head coach for Omak. “We are starting some young players and some that have not played softball before. But they continue to improve.”
Omak falls to 0-14 overall on the year and 0-7 in Caribou Trail League action.
Kettle Falls improves to 7-7, and 4-6 in Northeast 2B North action.
Kettle Falls started off with a 6-run first inning, and would tack on three more runs in the third.
Omak got their first and only run of the game in the bottom of the third inning as Gabby Sanabria got a single and would eventually come around to score.
Kettle Falls scored four runs in the fourth and fifth inning, eventually winning 17-1.
Omak was held to two hits, Kettle Falls had 11 hits in the first game.
Tribal members Taylor Palmanteer went 0-for-2, and Trinity Fjellman went 0-for-2. The only hits came from Rhumor Perry (1-for-2) and Sanabria (1-for-2).
“As a team we are continue to battle and learn,” Duck said.
Kettle Falls started off the second game solid, scoring four in the first inning but the Lady Pioneers would counter as they would go on to score six runs in the bottom of the first to take a 6-4 lead.
From there it was all Kettle Falls, as they went on a scoring spree, scoring five in the second inning, three in the third, four in the fourth and six runs in the fifth to take the second game 22-7. Omak got a run in the fifth inning but the game was already decided by that point.
Tribal member Taylor Palmanteer went 2-for-3, hitting two singles and scoring a run. Trinity Fjellman went 0-for-2.
Omak Fahey, Shannon went 3-for-3, getting three singles and scoring two runs. The Lady Pioneers finished with nine hits, Kettle Falls had 11.
“Sidney Nichols and Trinity Fjellman have done all our pitching,” said Duck. “Learning as we go. Proud of them for stepping up in a tough position.”
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