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Lady Celt softball jumps out to 5-0 start

McNary freshman Megan Ulrey fires off a pitch during the early innings of the game with Lincoln High School. McNary won 8-7. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

The McNary High School varsity softball team was on a five-game winning streak this week after picking up three victories at the North Medford Spring Break Invitational.

After a week of rainouts, the Lady Celts beat Dalles Wahtonka High School 5-0 on March 19. McNary broke open the game with a three-run fourth inning and added a pair of runs in the sixth.

On Friday, March 23, the girls took down Lincoln High School 9-1 after another slow start. The Cardinals posted a single run in the first inning and the Celts broke loose on a nine-run tear in the sixth inning. Pitcher Jordyn Hanson sparked the team with a two-run single and was credited with the win in relief on the mound. Megan Ulrey and Kiana Villareal also shared duties on the mound.

At the invitational, which kicked off Monday, March 26, McNary dominated Roseburg High School 16-2 in the team’s first game and eked out an 8-7 win over Roseburg High School later in the day.

McNary also beat Southridge High School 12-11 on Tuesday, March 27, at the North Medford Invite.