Prep highlights: Heritage grabs nice victory in softball, 6-5



The Heritage Timberwolves had just given up a big lead.

They had lost the momentum.

Then, Alexa Hayes saved the day for the Timberwolves.

Hayes hit a walk-off home run Wednesday, giving Heritage a 6-5 non-league softball win over Mountain View.

Actually, Hayes was just part of a one-two combination that saved the game for Heritage.

Center fielder Alana Nuttman robbed a Mountain View hitter of a home run, jumping and reaching over the fence in the top of the seventh inning.

“The most amazing catch ever,” Hayes tweeted.

Instead of a three-run home run to take a 6-5 lead, it was a long out. Mountain View would manage to tie the game, only to set up Hayes for the walk-off opportunity.

Heritage led 5-0 after three innings, but the Thunder score a run in the fifth and another in the sixth before scoring three runs in the top of the seventh.

Hayes’s shot came with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. It was her third hit of the day.

Bailey Gaspar and Lauren Warner each drove in runs for the Thunder.

Stars of the day

  • Greg Allen, Evergreen baseball, had a two-run single to give the Plainsmen the lead in the sixth inning in a 4-2 win over Skyview.
  • Jake Hawken, Union baseball, pitched a shutout and also hit a home run in a 9-0 win over Battle Ground.
  • Nolan Biggs, Mountain View baseball, had three hits and drove in two runs in a win over Hudson’s Bay.
  • McKinley LaFore, Camas baseball, struck out 10 in six innings of work in a 4-0 win over Heritage.