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Young Colfax softball team rallies for win in late opener


March 21, 2019

Colfax softball team stacked a 19-9 win over Pullman in the late season opener Monday at the cleared-off Valley playing fields in Pullman. Freshman Jorga Koerner started on the mound for Colfax, and Justice Brown, also a freshman, relieved her in the fourth inning.

Colfax trailed 5-8 after three innings and then scored 14 runs in the next three frames to shut the game down on the 10-run rule after six innings.

The Bulldogs totaled nine hits, but also had nine errors in their season opener. Perry Imler had three hits for the Bulldogs, and Helina Hahn homered.

Starting her fourth year at coach, Coach Michelle Miller said the Bulldogs will be young this year with just two seniors, Desi Brown and Lindi Kruse, back in the ranks.

Five seniors graduated off the team last year which finished with a 1-2 mark in the state finals at Gateway Park in Yakima. Abbie Miller, Chelsea Becker, Greta Geier, Maddie Shrope and Hailey Corbeill all graduated.

Juniors back this year are Shyah Antoine, Abby Boyer and Lyla Hansen of Oakesdale.

Antoine will be at first base, Hansen in the outfield and infield and Boyer in the outfield.

Sophomores are Anni Cox, Helina Hahn, Perry Imler, Lexi Booth and Riane Jones. Cox, Imler and Hahn return to the infield and Jones will be at catcher.

Coach Miller has a total of 22 players on the roster with 18 from Colfax and four from Oakesdale. Rules this year allow eighth graders to join the team and five have joined the action.

The Bulldogs are hoping to get more action with two games slated at Ritzville. Reports at mid week indicated the Broncos will have playable turf to get the games in the book.


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