Softball fans have seen this: Anna Aguon getting on base all day, setting the tone, and leading the Union Titans to a victory.
Yes, that happened Monday in a 5-1 non-league victory over Prairie.
Just like it happened a number of times last season when Aguon was the co-player of the year for the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League.
Softball fans have also seen this: Mariah Dawson on the field at Union High School.
Wait, what? Dawson was on the field? Didn’t she graduate from Union in 2010?
Yes, Dawson was in the dugout, and she also stood near third base a lot. She is the new head coach at Prairie High School. She faced her old — scratch that — her former coach, Alex Perry.
“Now I’m coaching the team that was our rival when I was playing for Union,” Dawson said. (Prairie and Union were in the same league back then.)
“It’s really different going up against my coach instead of playing for him.”
This is the first time in Perry’s 25 years as a head coach that he has faced a former player who is now a head coach.
“Got to put on that game face, I guess,” Perry said before the game.
His Titans got the victory with a couple standout individual performances.
Aguon just keeps doing what she does, going 4 for 4 with a run scored.
And pitcher Erin Miller threw four innings to get the win plus she went 3 for 3 and drove in a run from the plate.
“I trust my technique and mechanics and just let it happen,” Aguon said. “I try not to think too much about it.”
It is early, but Aguon is batting .750 this season with a home run. She hit .623 a year ago with 32…
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