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Prep highlights: Harmier’s home run in 7th gets Skyview 4-3 win over Ridgefield

By Columbian staff
Published: April 14, 2023, 10:00pm

Addy Harmier only needed one pitch to send her team home with a win.

Harmier led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a solo home run off the first pitch of the inning and the Skyview softball team walked off with a 4-3 win over Ridgefield on Friday.

The non-league game between the top teams in 4A and 2A Greater St. Helens leagues lived up to the billing.

Ridgefield (7-1) tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the seventh on Maizy Whitlow’s two-run home run. Madison Walker, who hit a solo home run in the fourth, had walked to lead off the seventh.

It was Maddie Milhorn’s only walk allowed in the game as the Skyview pitcher had 12 strikeouts including the next three Ridgefield batters after the go-ahead home run.

Maddi Scull hit a two-run double for the Storm (10-0) in the third inning.

Harmier was 3 for 4 with the big home run and a double. Milhorn also had two hits.

Stars of the day

  • McKinley Ermshar, Union softball, pitched a two-hitter with 15 strikeouts and three walks plus was 2 for 3 at the plate with two RBI as the Titans beat Kelso 8-1 in a non-league game.
  • Gracelynn Huffman, Woodland softball, was 2 for 4 with a double and three RBI as the Beavers beat Hockinson 20-2 in five innings.
  • Jadyn Terry, R.A. Long softball, struck out 18 batters and was 2 for 4 at the plate with a double and three RBI as the Lumberjills beat Longview rival Mark Morris 7-1.
  • Chanz Flores, Hudson’s Bay baseball, threw four shutout innings with seven strikeouts and drove in a run in the Eagles’ 12-0 win over Washougal.
  • Jarod Oldham, Hockinson baseball, went 3 for 4 with a run, RBI and stolen base in a 5-3 win over R.A. Long.
  • Isaac Pisarczyk, King’s Way Christian baseball, had a double and scored a run during a key three-run rally in the third, then got the final four outs to earn the save in a 3-2 win over Castle Rock.