In its first game of the season, the Onalaska softball team fell to Ocosta at home Thursday afternoon, 6-3.
A tough start, which saw the Loggers fall into a 4-1 hole through three innings, spelled doom for a young team hoping to find its footing during the non-league portion of its schedule. The Wildcats ace in the circle threw a complete game and struck out 20 Logger batters in a winning effort, with just four walks.
For her part, Lisa Liddell had a strong showing in the circle as well, pitching a complete game with eight punchouts and three walks. Randi Haight highlighted the Ony offense with a double.
“Both teams are really young and both coaches were trying to get their teams settled down and fitting in the right positions,” Ony coach Rich Teitzel said. “We’ve just got to settle down and learn our new roles.”
The Loggers (0-1) take on Mossyrock on the road on Monday for their next non-league game.