Oak Harbor stops Storm for 1st wiin | Softball

Taylor Heidt hits the ball in Oak Harbor
Taylor Heidt hits the ball in Oak Harbor's win over Squalicum Thursday.
— image credit: Jim Waller / Whidbey News-Times

Checking into the win column for the first time this spring, the Oak Harbor High School softball team dumped visiting Squalicum 13-8 Thursday, March 27.

After two scoreless innings, the teams started piling up the runs in the third.

The Storm (0-5) scored three in the top half, but Oak Harbor pitcher Tricia Sarns limited the damage by striking out two with the bases loaded.

Oak Harbor responded by scoring its own three runs in the bottom of the inning, thanks to hits by Alexa Findley, Kat Martinez and Taylor Heidt.

After Squalicum scored two in the fourth, Oak Harbor countered with four. Findley, Shea Davis and Sydney Ericksen all singled and Sarns doubled to lead the rally.

Hits by Martinez, Heidt and Davis helped push across four runs in the fifth; and a single by Kelly Findley, a walk and an error led to two more runs in the sixth.

Alexa Findley, Martinez, Heidt, Davis and Erickson each had two hits; and Laura Anderson added four RBI.

Sarns pitched a complete-game four hitter with eight strikeouts and seven walks.

Oak Harbor (1-3) hosts Burlington-Edison (0-4) at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, before starting league play at Marysville Getchell (1-3) at 4 p.m. Monday, March 31.

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