Cubs drop two doubleheaders

<p> Cubs third-sacker Callyn Stewart fields a grounder Saturday at John Day.</p>

The Enterprise/Joseph Cubs softball team went 0-5 last week, losing first to Heppner/Ione 9-2, Tuesday, April 2. The Cubs then lost a double header to Grant Union on Friday 4-3, 7-4, and lost another double-header, 6-2, 7-1, to Echo on Saturday.

Cubs vs. Heppner

Holly Taylor of Joseph pitched in this game against the Mustangs. The game was tied going into the fourth inning when the Cubs starting committing errors.

“We came out pretty strong, Holly did a good job pitching but we made too many errors. Of the 9 runs scored not one was earned. Our defense is pretty suspect at this time,” Coach Travis Huffman said.

Highlights for the game were Amy Edison going 2-4 at bat, and Callyn Stewart 2-3 with two RBIs.

Cubs vs. Grant Union

Coach Huffman said again, “Holly did a great job pitching but she just didn’t have the support from the field.”

The Cubs led in the first game until the fifth inning when Grant Union tied it up. “We had two outs in the sixth when Grant Union hit a single; we had an error and then the Prospectors scored on another single. In the seventh inning we went three up and three down,” Huffman said

Stephanie Simpson filling in for Sidney Cooney started out pitching for the Cubs in the second game until the fourth inning when Taylor came back in.

“Stephanie did a pretty good job but she really hasn’t pitched for a while,” Travis commented.

Again the Cubs had the lead going into the fifth, until the bottom the inning when Grant Union scored four runs, and the game was pretty much over.

Amy Edison hit a home run, Kylie Willis hit a triple, and Stephanie Simpson went 2 for 4 at the plate.

Cubs vs. Echo

In the both games of this double header the Cubs started out ahead. In the first game E/J led until the fifth inning again. In the second game Enterprise/Joseph scored 1 run first, but that was it.

The Cubs were again without pitcher Sidney Cooney so Taylor and Simpson had all the duty.

Huffman said, “We need to get rid of the errors, support each other, and play better as a team and things will get better.

The Cubs are 0-9 on the year and 0-1 in league play. Theywere scheduled to face the La Grande JV team Tuesday this week.

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