Byers gets no-no as HRV softball wins three

March 31, 2012

The Hood River Valley softball team also had its bats going, winning its first three games at the North Clackamas Spring Break tournament by double-digit run totals, including a six-inning no-hitter by pitcher Kayla Byers against Gresham, before falling to West Linn for the Eagles' first loss of the year.

After just missing out on a no-hitter the day before against Cleveland, Byers turned around Tuesday morning and kept the Gresham Gophers on the bases in a 13-0 HRV win.

Byers struck out 10, walked none, and the only Gresham runner to reach base came on a fifth-inning HRV?error.

Byers also led the Eagle attack at the plate, hitting a home run and double to plate four runs.

In its opener against Milwaukie, HRV won 13-3 in six innings after scoring five runs in the second and six in the sixth.

Hallie Curtis had a triple and four RBI for the Eagles, while Kayla Byers had three doubles and a pair of RBI.

Natalya Ames did the pitching for HRV and struck out seven over six innings.

Later Monday the Eagles crushed Cleveland 12-0, as Byers struck out 10 Warrior hitters and limited them to one hit. The Eagles opened with a five-run first inning.

Hannah Williams and Megan Winans both had three hits and Byers added a pair of doubles.

After getting a no-hitter and scoring 14 runs against Gresham, the Eagles finally ran out of gas in a 5-1 loss to West Linn Tuesday afternoon.

Three HRV errors led to four unearned West Linn runs, and the Eagles left four runners on base.

The Eagles host Lake Oswego Tuesday at Westside.

The Hood River Valley baseball team does not take well to losing to a 4A team, even a very good 4A team, mind you.

After being no-hit in a 6-1 loss to Astoria Monday at the Glencoe Spring Break Tournament, the Eagles proceeded to clobber Silverton and Aloha by a combined margin of 29-4 over the next two days.

Nick Weekly paced the Eagles with three in a 15-1 five-inning win over Silverton on Tuesday.

Ryan Colesar and Ty Bofferding had two hits each, with both collecting doubles. Bofferding also had three RBI.

The Eagles blew the game open with 11 runs in the second inning and built 13-0 lead before Silverton pushed a run across in the fourth.

The Eagles again got a big inning in a 14-3 win over Aloha Wednesday, this time scoring seven in the frame.

The Eagles blistered Aloha pitching, with five players having multi-hit games.

Colesar and Weekly had three each while Kyle Beam, Lucio Alaniz and Luke Kopecky each had two hits.

Beam also drew a pair of walks, and Colesar wore out the base paths, getting credit for five stolen bases.

The Eagles were scheduled to play at Corvallis Thursday but that game was rained out.

Instead the Eagles will take 7-2 record with them to host a 7-1 Jesuit team Tuesday at Traner Field.

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