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    Cougar 1U Late comeback keeps streak alive
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BRENDON NEAL
Sports Editor
Volleyball team holds raffle
The Clackamas volleyball team is
holding a $1 raffle.
Prizes include a weekend in Sunriver
for up to six people, a gift certificate
for Applebees’ restaurant and more.
Proceeds support the team.
Tickets may be purchased from vol­
leyball players or by contacting Coach
Kathie Woods at ext. 2418.
The drawing will be held Tuesday,
May 13 at 12:30 p.m. in Randall Gym.
Racquetball exchange
Clackamas is hosting this term's rac­
quetball tournament at the Eastside
Athletic Club (off McGloughlin in
Milwaukie).
All Clackamas students, faculty and
staff are welcome. Chemeketa and Mt.
Hood will participate in the tournament
as well.
There is no cost for entry, but space
is limited. Deadline for entry is
Wednesday, May 28.
"People should participate if they
want to have fun and meet new friends,"
said Racquetball Coach Kathie Woods.
Formore information contactWoods
at ext. 2418.
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JOEL CORESON / Clackamas Print
Clackamas avenged their only losses of the season last
week sweeping Mt. Hood, Lower Columbia and
Centralia.
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The Cougars were able to win six
straight last week, getting over some
bumps along the way.
“A lot is going well. We are play­
ing tough, confident softball,” said
Head Coach Paul Fiskum.
This week Clackamas faced three
teams they had lost to earlier in the
season.
"To win six in a row against that
competition, that is great work," said
Fiskum.
Clackamas is currently in first
place in the Southwest Division with
a 14-3 league record after winning
13 straight. Clackamas is also in sec­
ond place in Northwestern Athletic
Association of Community Colleges,
only trailing Spokane. Last spring
Clackamas beat Spokane twice in the
NWAACC championship tourna­
ment.
The Cougars beat second place
Lower Columbia on Friday (4-2).
After falling behind 1-0,
Clackamas had five straight base hits
in the third, giving them a three point
lead.
Megan
Thompson
helped
Clackamas take the lead with two
RBIs, knocking in Kelly Comstock
and Jackie Obrust. Obrust and
Comstock went 4-6 on the day and
accounted for three of the team's four
runs.
Robin Lisak has had a strong year
on the mound with a record of 9-3.
"Robin threw so well. She was in
control all the way. Lower Colum­
bia is one of the best hitting teams
in the league and she only gave up
seven hits," said Fiskum.
Clackamas came back from a 7-0
deficit inning on Friday with Lower
Columbia to win 8-7.
"Coming back is a quality we have
recognized in us since spring break,”
said Fiskum.
Comstock took the mound in the
third inning and pitched a shut out.
"The pitching will be forgotten,
but Kelly was a big part of the come
back," said Fiskum.
Obrust had two RBIs and a run on
two of five hitting. Joell Whitton
added two runs.
Nicole Lindgren had three RBIs
and three runs, including triples in
the fifth and sixth innings.
“It was one of the more dramatic
comebacks I’ve seen,” said Fiskum.
“We have had different people step
up. Nicole [Lindgren] was the hit
star. She had a triple in the fifth and
sixth.”
“We will remember that one for a
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long time,” said Fiskum. “We didn’t
give them any errors. Lower Colum­
bia hit the cover off the ball to get
the lead.”
After the come back victory the
day before, Clackamas came out flat
aghinst Centralia but won 4-1.
"We played OK, but we let down
after Friday's win," said Fiskum.
Clackamas scored three runs and
got all but two of their base hits in
the third, Obrust had a strong game
with an RBI and a run on two for
three hitting. Lisak kept the Cou­
gars in the game, striking out eight
Trailblazers and allowing no earned
runs.
Clackamas slipped past Centralia
in the second game (5-3), jumping
out to a 2-0 lead, but let them hang
around. The Cougars had nine hits,
a hit in all but one inning, but often
left runners stranded on base.
Comstock had the hot bat with
three doubles on perfect hitting and
gave up only singles on the mound.
"Kelly was more of a hitter than
pitcher when we recruited her. She
is a workhorse. She can go and go,"
said Fiskum.
Thompson went one for three but
had two runs and two RBIs in the
crucial third inning.
Clackamas showed more energy
Sunday, beating Mt. Hood 11-2. The
game was moved to Hood River
High School because of rain.
We talked about not being as in­
spired [Saturday] and wanted to
come out with more enthusiasm,"
said Fiskum.
Clackamas jumped out to a 3-0
lead in the first but gave up two runs
on an error in the second inning.
"Robin threw very well. It is a
shame we gave up an error. She
would have got out of the inning with
a shut out," said Fiskum.
Comstock went three for five and
had three runs. Laurie Nielson added
a run and two RBIs in the seventh.
The Cougars had six straight runs
scored in the last inning.
"We tend to score runs in
bunches," noted Fiskum.
Clackamas beat the Saints'5-3 in
the second game.
Dawn Davis went three for four
with two doubles and had two RBIs.
Clackamas had ten base hits with a
batting average of .344. Davis leads
the team with a batting average of
.425.
"We have ten more games," said
Fiskum. "We don't worry about num­
bers [winning streaks]. We just take
it one pitch at a time."
Clackamas faces South Puget
Sound tomorrow at home.
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Wednesday, April 30, 1997
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