Waterville/Mansfield girls defeat Manson, lose to Brewster

By James Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

Ariana Salcido pitches against Brewster on March 30. (Provided photo/Stephanie Stibal)

The Shocker girls faced Manson and Brewster in softball action last week.

Waterville/Mansfield first hosted the Manson Trojans on March 29 and came away the winner, 27-4.

The Shockers have a strong team this year and they had an outstanding game with 13 hits. The Trojans had difficulties in their pitching, giving up 19 walks to the Shockers.

Eliana Silva pitches against Manson in a home game on March 29. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

Eliana Silva pitched for the Shockers with Jordan Adams catching. Other players were Codee Fry, first base; Mckenna Gurnard, second base; Ariana Salcido, third base; Alyssa Hanson, shortstop; Makayla Kelley, left field; Ella Osborne, center field; and Claire Ashley, right field. Relief players were Cithlali Chavez, right field; and Briana Ballmes, left field.

This was Silva’s first outing as a pitcher.

Head coach Ruben Salcido said, “Silva managed the game well and only gave up five walks and four runs.”

The following day, the Shockers hit the road to Brewster to meet with the Central Washington 2B League’s number one team. The Bears overtook Waterville/Mansfield in both games of the doubleheader, 13-0 and 16-1.

The Shockers did get a few hits as they faced the Bears’ number one pitcher and number one catcher. The Bears are averaging over 20 runs a game this season.

“Brewster’s girls softball team is one of the very best in the state of Washington,” Salcido said.