Indians snare Eagles in softball trap

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ST. JOHN - Touchet came out on top in game one with a 15-5, five-inning victory over St. John-Endiott in Southeast 1B softball action, while the second game was called after the first inning.

St. John-Endicott was down by six runs when the first game ended due to weather and play, said Touchet coach Gary Dorman. It has not been determined if that game is a forfeit, he said.

Game one began in the 60s and sunny, but ugly weather moved in, even as Touchet ran off to a 15-run win.

"The weather conditions were less than ideal for both teams," he said. "Our kids were able to keep focused and play pretty well."

Nicole Brown pitched the complete-game effort for the Indians, allowing St. John-Endicott four hits and their five runs, including three runs in the third.

"She had a speed bump in the fourth and they got a couple of runs, but they were well-placed hits for them," Dorman said.

One run came off a walk and an overthrow to pick off a runner at first.

"But what's important is the win," Dorman said. "As a group, we're starting to play a lot more consistent. We're pretty young, but we're losing that less as an excuse now."

The Indians are currently the No. 2 seed in the SE1B with a 3-1 league record and 9-5 overall mark. They will likely play No. 3 Garfield-Palouse in the loser-out first round of the district tournament May 17 in Colfax.

They hosted Pomeroy at 2 p.m. today and play at Waitsburg-Prescott Thursday.

Touchet 15, St. John-Endicott 5

Touchet 041 82 - 15 12 1

St. John-End 001 31 - 5 4 4

Brown, Sewell; VanLith, Smith (4) and McCanna.

HR - Tou: Kentch.

Hits - Tou: Jasperson, Sasser, Brown, Warner, Creek, Morris, Kentch 2, Sewell 2, Bishop 2. StJ: Rice, Bafus, McCure, McCanna.

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