(By Geno Ludwig/Chewelah Independent)
Skok pitches complete game against league foe…
Jaelynn Skok threw a complete game against Riverside, yielding one hit and no runs as the Chewelah Cougars goose-egged the visiting Rams 10-0 in a league encounter here last Thursday afternoon.
Skok struck out six Riverside batters and finished the game without allowing a walk. At the plate, she hit 2-for-3, with two singles and two runs batted in during a lengthy first inning at-bat for the Cougars.
In that opening inning, Chewelah scored seven runs on six hits. Singles by Skok, Jamie Eide, Tylee Frizzell, and Zandra Nelson, along with a double from Krislyn Koler, did most of the damage. A pair of errors by the Rams extended Chewelah’s time at the dish to add to their Cougar score.
The Lady Cougars added two more runs in the second inning. With Maddy Koler on base after being hit by a pitch,
Bailey Smith doubled and Robison singled to bring home both Chewelah baserunners. Those runs lifted the Lady Cougars to a 9-0 lead.
The game ended with one out in the fourth inning. Frizzell singled with Krislyn Koler on second base, bringing her home to give Chewelah a 10-0 split, ending play on the 10-run rule.
It was an overall good outing for Chewelah in every aspect of the game. Not only did Skok throw a one-hit shutout, but the Cougars smacked 10 hits and played errorless defense.
The only ball that got into the outfield was Riverside’s lone hit into leftfield. The Cougar infield threw out 10 batters going to first base.
Zandra Nelson, Krislyn Koler, and Frizzell each hammered two hits. The win lifted Chewelah into third place with a 2-1 record. Lakeside and Deer Park are the only undefeated teams. The Lady Cougars play Deer Park on April 11.