PORTLAND, Ore. — With hopes of a national championship dashed, West Region champion Snow Canyon Little League faced the never enviable task of playing in a consolation game Wednesday. But hey, if ya gotta play, ya might as well play well.
Snow Canyon racked up 10 runs and 13 hits and Ty Mooring pitched a one-hit shutout as Snow Canyon dominated the Netherlands 10-0 to garner a share of fifth place with Oregon (who also won Wednesday) on the final day of the Softball World Series.
Mooring got in one jam in the whole game, allowing a walk and a double to the Netherlands in the top of the third while protecting a 6-0 lead. Rachel Rijgersberg had doubled to put runners on second and third with one out. But Mooring teamed up with Jael Wilde to pick Rijgersberg off of second for the second out and moments later, Mooring induced an easy pop fly to end the threat.
The early 6-0 lead came after a run in the first and then a five-running rally in the bottom of the second for Snow Canyon. McKenna Staheli and Tavie Landis singled and Ginny Deming walked with Staheli scoring on a passed ball to make it 2-0. Sydney McCaul then tripled home two more runs with a rope to right field. Wilde pushed it to 5-0 with an RBI single and, after a Mooring walk, stole home on a double steal.
Deming, Addison Lacayo and Wilde all had RBIs in the bottom of the third to make it 9-0 and then Snow Canyon ended the game via the mercy rule in the bottom of the fourth when Landis singled home Anyssa Montano with the 10th run.
Mooring allowed just four base runners in the game and Landis led Snow Canyon with three hits. McCaul, Wilde, Jenna Thorkelson and Erin Gunn had two hits each.
Snow Canyon ends up 3-3 at the Softball World Series, with one of the losses being a forfeit with the team refusing to play on Sunday (see related posts). In the three wins, Snow Canyon averaged 17 runs per game.
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