Pirates Fall to 4A Vikings


The Adna softball team climbed as high up the classification ladder as it could, and with the exception of one big inning held its own against 4A Puyallup in an 8-3 loss at Auburn Riverside.

The first inning set the tone for what was to come for the Pirates, with the Vikings taking the lead out of the gate on a dropped third strike followed by a three-base error. The defensive issues returned on an even greater scale in the second, with Puyallup — which made it to the semifinals of the 4A state tournament last year — scoring five more on three walks, two errors, two hits, and an RBI groundout.

Spotting its opponent a six-run lead, Adna went on to outscore Puyallup 3-2 over the final six innings. Kendall Humphrey singled home the Pirates’ first run of the day, then hammered in the rest of their offense on a two-run home run in the sixth.

Karlee VonMoos started in the circle and went five innings for the Pirates; she allowed seven runs, but only three were earned. She also went 2 for 2 at the plate.

Humphrey finished 2 for 3, and Danika Hallom and Brooklyn Loose both hit doubles in the first two spots in the order. The top four batters in Adna’s order combined to go 6 for 12, while the bottom five went hitless.

Adna will drop two spots down the classification ladder to face 2A Hockinson on Wednesday.