Vale girls slam Umatilla

VALE – Kelsey Hawley put together a virtuoso performance and the Vale High School softball team racked up 31 hits in eight innings to clinch twin victories over Umatilla during a doubleheader Friday.

The Lady Vikings defeated Umatilla 16-0 in the first game and claimed a 17-1 win in the second contest.

“We really hit the ball,” Vale softball coach Kelly Johnson said.

Led by Kelsey Hawley – who pitched five innings of shutout softball – Vale secured supremacy in the first game early, racking up 11 runs in the first inning on the way to the 16-0 win.

“Hawley threw well, gave us a lot of easy outs, including five put-outs of her own,” Johnson said.

Hawley spearheaded the Viking attack in the second game, throwing seven strikeouts while allowing just one hit and two . . .