ONTARIO, Ore - Walla Walla Community College completed a successful two-day road trip here Saturday in East Region NWAACC softball action.
The Warriors swept Treasure Valley, 10-1 and 10-4, and after dropping their opener on Friday to Blue Mountain, 8-6, and then bouncing back to down the Timberwolves, 10-4, in the nightcap.
"We played really well this weekend," WWCC coach Mike Staudenmaier. "We are finally feeling better and healthy after four weeks of the flu virus."
Elayana Van Hess tossed a four-hitter at the Chuckars to open Saturday play.
The Warriors put it away with a five-run fourth to back Van Hess. Alexis Bobadilla, Lyndsey Minnich and Danyelle Hutchinson led the offense with two hits each.
In the nightcap, the Warriors exploded for 16 hits to earn a sweep with the 10-4 win.
Shaila Rivers led the way with five hits. Kathryn Jones and Bobadilla went yard for the Warriors as the sweep improved the Warrior record to 4-4 in region play.
In Friday's opener, Blue Mountain's Jamie Paxton blanked the Warriors through the first four inning. Walla Walla chased Paxton with a five-run fourth, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Timberwolves' two big innings - a four-run first and a four-run fourth.
Bobadilla, Jones and Minnich led the Warrior offense with two hits each.
Minnich slugged a home run, the Warriors hung a seven-spot on the Timberwolves in the second, and Bobadilla went the distance in the circle with a four-hitter as the Warriors bounced back to take the second game from BMCC, 16-3.
Natalie Leyland and Bobadilla led the Warrior 13-hit attack with three hits each.
The Warriors host Yakima Valley Friday at 5 p.m.
WWCC 221 50 - 10 10 1
TVCC 010 00 - 1 4 5
Van Hess and Rivers; Park, Christman (4) and Davis.
HR - none.
Hits - WWCC: Bobadilla 2, Minnich 2, D. Hutchinson 2, Rivers, K. Hutcheson, Didion, Jones; TVCC: Breshears, Christman, Park, Dunson.
WWCC 011 042 2 - 10 16 3
TVCC 000 200 2 - 4 8 4
Van Hess, Bobadilla (4) and Rivers; Christman, Park (6) and Harrison.
HR - WWCC: Jones, Bobadilla.
Hits - WWCC: Rivers 5, Bobadilla 2, Minnich 2, K. Hutcheson 2, Jones 2, N. Leyland, D. Hutchinson, Morrow, Seley; TVCC: Breshears 2, Dunson 2, Harrison 2, Talbott, Park.
Friday's First Game
WWCC 000 051 0 - 6 7 0
BMCC 400 400 X - 8 9 0
Van Hess and Rivers; Paxton, Hulsey (5) and Dale.
HR - WWCC: Minnich, Jones; BMCC: Hancock, Paxton, Dale.
Hits - WWCC: Bobadilla 2, Minnich 2, K. Hutcheson, Jones 2; BMCC: Huber 2, Paxton 2, Hancock, Rowley, Dale, Katchia, Heyne.
Friday's Second Game
WWCC 172 33 - 16 13 0
BMCC 003 00 - 3 4 4
Bobadilla and Rivers; Hulsey, Paxton (2), Gregerson (4) and Dale.
HR - WWCC: Minnich; BMCC: Rowley.
Hits - WWCC: Rivers, Bobadilla 3, Minnich, K. Hutcheson 2, Jones, N. Leyland 3, Chambers 2; BMCC: Heyne 2, Rowley, Daley.