OREGON CITY, Ore. Jori Kerr hit a tiebreaking home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to lift North Idaho College past Clackamas 5-4 in a nonconference game on Saturday at Clackamas Community College.
Clackamas tied the game at 2-2 on an RBI double by Kat Hylton in the top of the third inning. Madi Mott and Devinne Amesquita homered in the bottom half of the inning to give NIC a 4-2 lead.
Grace Ferres struck out six in five innings for NIC against Clackamas (16-17).
Earlier, Lake City High product Bailey Cavanagh and Sarah Williams drove in five runs each for NIC in a 27-3 win over Southwestern Oregon of Coos Bay (10-17) in a nonconference game, also at Clackamas.
Cavanagh hit a three-run home run in the first inning and Williams hit a two-run double in the third for NIC.
NIC (19-8) travels to Mt. Hood today at noon.
NORTH IDAHO 27,
SOUTHWESTERN OREGON 3, 5 INN.
S. Oregon 100 20 3 3 3
North Idaho 4(14)8 1x 27 20 0
Game called in bottom of 5th inning due to 8-run rule.
Alyssa Jimenez, Valerie Ruiz (1), Marina Peralta (2), Anja Weiss (2) and Ashley Bonham; Madi Mott, Andrea Hoey (3), Betty Comack (5) and Taylor Anderson, Hannah Click (3). W Mott. L Jimenez.
HITS: SOCC Bonham, Marnin, Frazier. NIC Winn 2, Kerr 2, Hecker 3, Amesquita, Cavanagh 3, Shimatsu, Williams 4, Profili, Anderson 3. 2B Winn, Hecker, Williams 2, Profili, Anderson. 3B Anderson. HR Kerr, Cavanagh.
NORTH IDAHO 5, CLACKAMAS 4
Clackamas 101 110 0 4 9 0
North Idaho 202 010 x 5 7 4
Katie Ragsdale, Anika Heidt (3) and Brittany Hays; Grace Ferres, Madi Mott (6) and Taylor Anderson. W Ferres. L Ragsdale.
HITS: CCC Roddey, Jensen 2, Munson 3, Hylton, Jimenez, Elliott. NIC Winn, Kerr, Mott 2, Amesquita 2, Cavanagh. 2B Munson, Hylton, Elliott, Winn, Amesquita. HR Kerr, Mott, Amesquita.