In Homer High School Mariners softball, the girls redeemed themselves in a 9-6 loss last Saturday against the Kodiak Bears to a double-digit victory of 13-4 over Soldotna High School on Tuesday.
Down 0-1 in the first inning of Tuesday’s game on April 30 at Jack Gist Park, SoHi shut out the Mariners on an attempt by Grace Godfrey to steal home. But the Mariners pulled ahead and never looked back in the second inning with a solid slam to center field by Godfrey. Godfrey knocked in three players and took a sweet victory lap as her teammates mobbed her in a group hug as she came home.
That set the pattern over the night as the Mariners kept scoring on raucous RBIs. Overall, Godfrey drove in four on two hits. Kaitlyn Johnson and Becca Chapman also scored in the second, and Chapman, Godfrey, and Haylee Owen all had multiple hits.
Mariner pitcher Annalynn Brown gave up four runs, struck out four and walked one.
The Mariner girls head north today with games against West Valley and Colony, Friday against Delta and Lathrop, and Saturday against North Pole, all at Redington High School. They return to Homer for one last home game on May 18 against Kenai, rescheduled from a postponed game.