Liddell lifts Loggers to a big win over Tigers


The Onalaska softball team came away with a home win on Thursday, as the Loggers blanked Napavine 12-0 in five innings.

“Big win for the girls,” Onalaska coach Rich Teitzel said. “They’re starting to click.”

The Loggers (3-4, 2-1 C2BL) got two across in the first, but the offense didn’t start to fully kick it into gear until the third.

They scored six in that frame and added four more in the fourth to put the game into run-rule territory.

Lisa Liddell hit a home run and two doubles while driving in three, and Desi Smith also hit a solo home run. Jaelynn Aumann also tallied two hits, including a double, and drove in a run.

“Second time through the lineup, we were starting to get in time with her,” Teitzel said. “She’s a good pitcher, but we had her number today.”

In the circle, Liddell was able to keep the Tigers (5-2, 1-1 C2BL) at bay, allowing just two hits while striking out 12 in five shutout innings.

Teitzel said that they have been working her back after an offseason injury, and today, she was at about 80-85 percent.

“When she is throwing well, it flows throughout the team,” Teitzel said.

The Loggers have now won three of their last four games, and they’ve scored 11 or more runs in all three wins.

“It’s starting to let them know where they can sit in all these league games,” Teitzel said. “It’s a big confidence builder.”

Onalaska is home again on Saturday for a non-league matchup with Mossyrock, and Kalama will also come to town for a doubleheader on Monday. Napavine will also host a doubleheader on Monday, when Morton-White Pass will make the trip west.