MEDFORD — The Sutherlin softball team was on the receiving end of a 13-3 shellacking by the Cascade Christian Challengers in the Far West League opener on Tuesday afternoon.
Carmen Ganger pitched four innings for the Bulldogs (4-8, 0-1 FWL) and earned the loss. She allowed nine runs — seven earned — and gave up a home run. Ashley Radmer batted in a run for Sutherlin.
Katelyn Willard was the winning pitcher for Cascade Christian (9-1, 1-0 FWL). The Challengers compiled 13 runs on 13 hits. Mallory Meilicke had five RBIs and went 3-for-4 with a home run in the game.
The Bulldogs will return to action on Friday as they visit the Challengers again, this time for a doubleheader.
Ganger, Parsons (5) and Magana; Willard and Clark. WP — Willard. LP — Ganger. 2B — Meilicke (CC). HR — Meilicke (CC).