Busy week for Colville
Colville High softball coach Maria Swinger-Inskeep is hoping (along with a lot of other spring sports’ coaches) that the National Weather Service forecasts are more conducive to getting in games than they were last week.
The vast majority of softball and baseball games last week were rained out.
The CHS softball team was rained out of a game with Medical Lake and a Saturday doubleheader with Omak.
“We are looking forward to more time on the field,” she said. “We’ve only had two days of practice on our field and we’re entering week five of the season.”
On Monday, the Indians (weather permitting) were scheduled to travel to West Valley for a non-league date with the Eagles of the Great Northern League.
Colville will face a key early-spring Northeast A League date at Chewelah (1-1) on Tuesday.
The Indians are scheduled to be idle over the Spring Break holiday.
The Indians (1-0) are coming off a 14-0 drubbing of Riverside in their only official game to date.
In that game, senior right-hander Gracie Schauls hurled a no-hitter at the Rams. She went the distance in a dominating 10-strikeout, two walk performance (five innings).
Swinger-Inskeep was pleased with her team’s play on both sides of the ball. Colville collected 14 hits.
“We hit the ball really hard as a team,” Swinger-Inskeep said. “And Gracie was dominating with her mix of velocity and location.”
Schauls also helped herself at the plate with a walk, a hit and two runs scored.
Offensively, senior Alyssa Fisk homered and drove in four runs.
Junior Kaitlyn Petrey drove in three runs (two hits). Hayden Hartman had three hits and scored three times for the Indians. Shortstop Rylee Merritt also collected three hits, including a double. The junior had a pair of RBI and scored three runs.