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Taking control of the race
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Monroe freshman Sydney Updike beats out a throw from Oregon shortstop Allie Morgan in the bottom of the second inning of a game May 1. Morgan had bobbled the grounder, which allowed Updike the time to reach first base safely. Updike would score the first run of the game two batters later on a double by Grace Tostrud. (Times photo: Adam Krebs)
MONROE - Weathering the storm and coming through in the clutch are two intangibles that coaches look for in their team. The Cheesemakers handled both in an 8-5 win over Oregon Tuesday.