Colony alums Finley, Oswald get after it for NWAC softball teams

May 27, 2021

Danyel Finley

Alyssa Oswald

Former Colony High softball teammates Danyel Finley and Alyssa Oswald of Wasilla faced off in college for the first time.

The two freshmen were right in the middle of the action when Columbia Basin and Yakima Valley squared off for a four-game NWAC series.

Finley got ultimate bragging rights after getting a base hit off Oswald as Columbia Basin won the series.

Finley has been on a tear of late, hitting .375 in the last week.

She started the season 0-for-8 before turning it around to go 3-for-8 and raise her batting average 188 points. In Columbia Basin’s 24-5 win over Yakima Valley, Finley was brought in as a pinch hitter and Oswald was on the mound. Finley delivered a two-out single to drive in a run for her first RBI of the season.

Oswald is a triple-threat star for Yakima Valley as a pitcher, shortstop and hitter. She has bagged nine RBIs in 18 games, thrown a complete game and ranks third on her team with 24 defensive assists.