Host Newport High improved to 7-0 Tuesday by sweeping three games, including a come-from-behind 8-7 victory over Taft in extra innings in the “Battle at the Beach” softball tournament at Yaquina View Elementary School.
“They’re a pretty good ball club, but we knew that from them being in our league last year when we had some good battles,” Newport coach Mark Schiewe said. “They have a number of players back, so I thought it would be a good game, and it was.”
Sophomore Skyler Szabo, making her first varsity start, survived a leadoff home run but buckled down to pitch the Cubs to an 11-2 victory over Mountain View in a morning game. Newport then used ace Kat Whitehead’s typical effectiveness to finish off a 9-2 win over Gladstone in a game postponed a day earlier by rain.
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