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Tuesday, March 5, 2024
March 5, 2024

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Prep highlights: R.A. Long rallies to beat Columbia River 22-17 in slowpitch softball


No lead is safe in slowpitch softball when two of the tops teams face off.

R.A. Long came back from a 14-4 deficit to beat Columbia River 22-17 in six innings on Wednesday as the teams combined for 45 hits.

It was just the second loss for the Rapids (12-2), while R.A. Long improved to 9-3.

The Lumberjills were powered by three home runs from Breyelle Box. She opened the game with a solo shot on the third pitch she saw. In the second inning Box hit a three-run homer, and she added a solo homer to lead off a seven-run fourth.

Brooklyn Vickery and Harris Thorp Maloney were both 4 for 4 with two RBI, and Sydney Seibert-Wilder went 3 for 4 with two doubles a two-run home run and four RBI for the Rapids.

The Rapids hit back-to-back homers in a 10-run second inning. Seibert-Wilder hit hers first and Ruby Lew followed.

R.A. Long pulled ahead with an eight-run fifth inning.

Stars of the day

  • Maddy Logan, Evergreen slowpitch softball, went 3 for 4 with two RBI and four runs scored in a victory over Hudson’s Bay.
  • Natalie Mejia, Mark Morris slowpitch softball, was 4 for 4 with a double, triple and four RBI and scored four runs in the Monarchs’ win over Mountain View.
  • Kendall Mairs, Camas volleyball, had a solid all-around game with 23 assists, three kills, three aces and three digs as the Papermakers beat Evergreen 3-0.
  • Diamond Doutrive and Gracie Jacoby, Prairie volleyball. Doutrive had 21 kills and seven blocks, while Jacoby had 13 assists, 11 digs and nine kills as the Falcons held off Mountain View in four close sets.
  • Jordis Taylor, Heritage volleyball, had a triple-double of 22 kills, 15 assists and 15 digs plus six aces at the Timberwolves beat Battle Ground in five sets.
  • Avery Garrison, Seton Catholic girls cross country, was the overall winner of a four-team meet as she covered 5,000 meters in 19 minutes, 40.1 seconds to lead the Cougars to the team win.
  • Sam Soto, Seton Catholic boys cross country, led a 1-2-3-4 finish by the Cougars with a time of 16:06.6 over 5,000 meters as they won the four-way meet.
  • Katelyn Michaud, Union girls soccer, scored the game’s only goal in the second half with an assist from Marisa Peterson to beat Prairie.