Maggie Skinner is having a power surge.
The Hockinson softball cleanup hitter blasted two home runs in a 9-1 win over Columbia River on Wednesday.
Skinner has five home runs over the past three games. She has driven in four runs in each of those games.
Skinner was also the winning pitcher, striking out nine and allowing five hits over seven innings.
The win was a big one for the Hawks (8-4), who moved into third place in the Class 2A Greater St. Helens League. Hockinson is one-half game behind River (9-4) with four games left.
The top four teams in the 2A GSHL clinch berths to the district tournament.
Hockison’s Bella Aspaas went 3 for 4 with a triple, double and two runs scored.
Stars of the day
- Ryne Jensen, Hockinson baseball, struck out 13 and allowed just three hits over seven innings in a 3-1 win over Hudson’s Bay.
- Emily Hughes, Woodland softball, her three-run home run was all the offense her team needed in a 3-2 win over R.A. Long.
- Lauren Johnson, Skyview softball, singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and also hit a two-run home run in a 4-3 win over Prairie.
- Emma Elliott, Battle Ground softball, went 2 for 3 with a double, home run and three RBI in a 13-0 win over Kelso.
- McKinley Ermshar, Union softball, had 15 strikeouts and allowed just four hits in a 7-3 win over Mountain View.
- Sam Boyle, Columbia River baseball, had 17 strikeouts, allowing two hits, one walk and an unearned run in a 4-1 win over R.A. Long.
- Carson Ness, Mark Morris baseball, went 3 for 3 with two doubles and three RBI in a 13-2 win over Woodland.
- Addy Case, Washougal softball, went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBI in a 16-0 win over Fort Vancouver.
- Makenzie Misner, Heritage softball, struck out 13 and walked one in a 3-2 win over Camas.
- Jasmin Chu, Mountain View girls tennis, came back from a set down at No. 3 singles to win 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 as the Thunder beat Prairie 5-1 and claimed the 3A GSHL league title.