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'Cats no-hit by Snohomish | Softball
For the Oak Harbor High School softball team, the 2013 season is off to a rugged start.
First, the opening game was rained out, then the Wildcats were no-hit, committed six errors and were 10-runned by visiting Snohomish in a 16-0 loss Friday, March 15, at Hillcrest Elementary.
The Panthers (2-0) jumped on the Wildcats and starter Emily Saar for six runs in the first inning, tacked on three more in the second and exploded for another seven in the third.
Snohomish’s Alyssa Simons fired a five-inning no hitter with 10 strikeouts and collected two hits, including a home run, to aid the Panther scoring effort.
While Oak Harbor struggled on offense, the Panthers rapped out 11 hits with three players combining for nine. Tyrsten Melhart went 4-for-4 with two triples and three RBI.
One bright spot for Oak Harbor was relief pitcher Tricia Sarns who gave up only two hits over the final two-and-a-half innings.
The Wildcats (0-1) makeup the opening-game rainout at 4 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Mount Vernon.