Pioneers await state after softball sweep

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MILTON-FREEWATER — Mac-Hi give up a lone hit and no runs in a Greater Oregon League softball sweep of Ontario here Wednesday, 10-0 and 7-0.

A 10-run fourth inning ended the game in the fifth inning of the opener behind Colette Robert’s no-hitter in the circle. She had 10 strikeouts, and was one error away from the a perfect game.

“Colette and Cheyenne Kessler (Mac-Hi’s catcher) worked well together,” Pioneers coach Nicole Christian said.

In the nightcap, Robert gave up a hit, but again the Pioneers shut out the visitors and put up two first-inning runs, two the second and two in the fifth for the win.

Robert picked up another nine strikeouts in the one-hitter.

The Pioneers won their 12th GOL game, and set a school record with an undefeated conference record. Their overall record is 21-5, and Mac-Hi added a game against Wa-Hi, at either Walla Walla Community College or Murr Field, at 5 p.m. today.

The Pioneers host a state first-round game on May 22. They find out who will come to town next Thursday.

“I’m very proud of the nine seniors who have been a part of our program,” Christian said. “It was an emotional day for a lot of them, and our school program will hate to see them go, along with their parents.”

First Game

Ontario 000 00 — 0 0 4

Mac-Hi 110 (10)x — 10 6 1

Kiniskey and Hernandez. Robert and Kessler.

HR — none.

Hits — Ont: none; Mac-Hi: Carrillo, Cortez, Reed 2, Copeland, Crewse.

Second Game

Ontario 000 000 0 — 0 1 4

Mac-Hi 230 020 x — 7 11 1

Wallace and Hernandez. Robert and Kessler.

HR — Mac: Reed.

Hits — Ont: Alexander; Mac: Carrillo, Cortez 2, Robert 2, Reed, Kessler 2, Kimbal 2, Crewse.

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