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Alisha Mego of the Irrigon Knights pitched both games of the double header with Echo on Saturday, May 14, 2011. [img_3337]

Irrigon Splits With Echo

Irrigon Won Game 1 6-4
Echo Won Game 2 11-4

Posted Thursday May 19, 2011

IRRIGON - The Irrigon Lady Knights split a doubleheader with the Echo Cougars on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Irrigon won the first game 6-4 and Echo won the second game 11-4.

Game 1
Irrigon scored first in the bottom of the first of game 1. After the first two batters flew out Alisha Mego walked. Cheyenne Garrett then hit to deep centerfield driving in Mego for the first score of the game. Irrigon led at the end of the first 1-0.

Echo had a good top of the second inning. Rachel Round led off with a hit to left field. Next up Emma Gabriel hit safely to left field. With Round and Gabriel on second and third Allysa Sabotta hit to center field scoring Round and tieing the score at 1-1. Marrisa Shockman then hit to center field scoring Gabriel. Mickie Kordasky then hit to second and the ball was overthrown scoring Sabotta. Echo led at the end of the second 3-1.

The next scoring in the game in the bottom of the fourth. Cheyenne McKenney of Irrigon hit a little roller that was bobbled allowing her to get to first safely. Ashli Roberts then hit safely down the right field line. Sandra Vera hit to centerfield scoring McKenney cutting the Echo lead to just one at 3-2.

Irrigon scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth. The first two batters went out. Cheyenne Garrett hit to deep center field. Cheyenne McKenney then walked. Ashli Roberts then hit to center field scoring courtesy runner Amber Kramer to tie it up at 3-3. Sessa Gilman then walked. Sandra Vera then hit to deep center field scoring both McKenney and Roberts. Sessa Gilman also scored for Irrigon. Irrigon led at the end of the fifth 6-3.

Meagan Bailey led off the top of the sixth for Echo with a hit to right field. Rachel Round laid down a sacrifice bunt moving Bailey to second. Bailey then stole third and home. Irrigon led at the end of the sixth 6-4. Neither team scored in the rest of the game. Irrigon won 6-4.

Recognizing Irrigon Senior Cheyenne McKenney
Cheyenne McKenney, the lone senior player for the Irrigon Knights, was recognized in a ceremony between games in the doubleheader on Saturday. Her grand father was there as Cheyenne was all smiles accepting flowers from team mate Alisha Mego.

Game 2
Echo had a big inning in the top of the first of game two. The Cougars scored 7 runs to take a dominating early lead. Vanessa Herrea led off the top of the first with a hit to short right field. Alisen Neasham then followed with a walk. Meagan Bailey then hit to right field scoring Herrera. Allysa Sabotta then hit to left field scoring Neasham and Bailey. Emma Gabriel then hit to deep left field scoring Sabotta. That gave Echo the 4-0 lead. Sterling Braithwaite then hit to short who went to third with the throw but the runner was safe. Rachael Round then hit to center field scoring Gabriel and Braithwaite. That made the score 6-0. Round then scored on a ground out giving Echo the 7-0 lead halfway through the first inning.

Echo continued to score in the top of the second inning. Meagan Bailey got on base with an infield grounder. She was replaced by courtesy runner Naomi Sherbahn. Allysa Sabotta then hit down the left field line. Emma Gabriel then hit down the left field line scoring Sherbahn and Sabotta. Echo led 9-0 half way through the second inning. Irrigon got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second. Ashli Roberts led off the bottom of the second with a walk. Sessa Gilman then hit to deep left field scoring Roberts. Then with Gilman on third and Cadek on second Marissa Stanger hit to left field scoring Gilman. Echo led a the end of the second 9-2.

Echo scored in the top of the fourth when Allysa Sabotta hit to center field scoring Meagan Bailey. Echo led at the end of the fourth inning 10-2.

Irrigon scored in the bottom of the fifth inning. Cheyenne Garrett hit to left field. Caitlin Hearn came in as a courtesy runner. Cheyenne McKenney then hit scoring Hearn. Sessa Gilman then hit down the third base line scoring McKenney. Echo led at the end of the fifth by the score of 10-4.

Echo scored in the top of the sixth. Meagan Bailey hit to center field for a triple. Then while Allysa Sabotta was at bat Bailey stole home on a pass ball. Neither team scored in the rest of the game. Echo won the second game of the double header 11-4.


LEFT - Irrigon secondbaseman Alicia Martin covers first base on a ground out by Alisen Neasham of Echo. [img_3356] RIGHT - Irrigon shortstop Marissa Stanger moves to her right to catch a grounder. [img_3364]


LEFT - Allysa Sabotta pitched the first game for Echo. [img_3378] RIGHT - An Echo outfielder fires the ball back to the infield. [img_3401]


LEFT - Irrigon left fielder Sessa Gilman throwing the ball. [img_3424] RIGHT - Allysa Sabotta pitched for Echo in the first game of the doubleheader. [img_3449]


LEFT - Alisha Mego pitched both games of the doubleheader for Irrigon. [img_3451] RIGHT - Irrigon firstbaseman Cheyenne Garrett goes low to catch a throw for an out. [img_3454]


Cheyenne Garrett of Irrigon with a hit. [img_3462]


LEFT - Irrigon secondbaseman Alicia Martin catches the toss from Marissa Stanger, number 12, for the force out at second. [img_3480] RIGHT - Allysa Sabotta of Echo winds up for a pitch. [img_3509]


LEFT - Sandra Vera of Irrigon follows the flight of the ball immediately after connecting on a pitch. [img_3534] RIGHT - Sandra Vera of Irrigon is caught sliding into third base. [img_3549]


LEFT - Sandra Vera of Irrigon, on the left, catches the ball as it flies over the glove of Sessa Gilman. [img_3555] RIGHT - Irrigon coach Jake McElligott puts his sunglasses on the brim of his cap. [img_3580]


LEFT - Irrigon senior Cheyenne McKenney, far left, looks on as Alisha Mego hands a flower to her grandfather. Irrigon coach Jake McElligott watches the exchange. [img_3589] RIGHT - Cheyenne McKenney's grandfather returns to the sidelines following the ceremony. [img_3593]


LEFT - Irrigon's only senior softball player, Cheyenne McKenney, returns to the dugout with her flowers. [img_3604] RIGHT - Irrigon's starting pitcher for both games of the double header, Alisha Mego, tosses the ball while waiting for the umpire to yell "Play ball." [img_3622]


LEFT - Irrigon sophomore catcher Madisyn Cadek adjusts her mask before the start of game two of the doubleheader with Echo. [img_3624] RIGHT - Echo's pitcher in game two was Meagan Bailey. [img_3740]


LEFT - Echo pitcher Meagan Bailey winds up to deliver the pitch. [img_3747] RIGHT - Echo's Meagan Bailey, number 11, races for homeplate that is covered by Madisyn Cadek of Irrigon. [img_3766]


LEFT - Madisyn Cadek of Irrigon chops a ball into the dirt in front of homeplate. [img_3778] RIGHT - Emma Gabriel, Echo's firstbaseman, catches a popfly. [img_3846]


Ashli Roberts of Irrigon gets in position to catch a fly in centerfield. [img_3852]









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