#21 La Salle Varsity Softball Falls to #2 Wilsonville, 7-0

Lukas Werner and Fia Cooper

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  • Senior Ryley Vickroy slides to steal second base and is deemed safe by the umpire.

  • Sophomore Katie Blau, a right-handed pitcher for the team, pitches the ball to the opposing Wilsonville batter.

  • Junior Mallorie Taylor touches the third base, tagging out a Wilsonville player. To do this, “it just goes back to, you know, the foundations and the technique,” she said. “It kind of is just muscle memory off of that.”

  • Senior portraits hang from the dugout to celebrate the seniors on the team: Elsie Buczkowski and Olivia Oglesby, who are outfielders for the team, as well as Ryley Vickroy, who is the team’s shortstop.

  • The team huddles before the game, led by seniors and captains Elsie Buczkowski, Olivia Oglesby, and Ryley Vickroy.

  • Junior Mallorie Taylor slides back to first base in order to still be safe after attempting to steal second base.

  • Sophomore Layne Portash, a right-handed pitcher for the team, pitches the ball to the Wilsonville batter.

  • As a pre-game ritual, the softball team puts their feet together around the game ball.

  • Sophomore Clara Hudson leaps towards first base to reclaim it after attempting to steal second.

  • Junior Mallorie Taylor prepares to bat while her team cheers her on from the dugout.

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On Tuesday, the #21 La Salle varsity softball team went against #2 Wilsonville at La Salle. La Salle fell with a final score of 7-0. 

Junior Mallorie Taylor, who plays as a third base and outfielder for the team, said that she enjoys the team environment at La Salle. “We’re laughing all the time, in the dugout, in the team room, even when we’re down, we still have that energy,” Taylor said. “It makes the whole season a blast.”

The next game will be away at St. Helens on Wednesday, May 11.