Blue Devils softball still undefeated

The Blue Devils take two wins off the previously undefeated Bombers Friday.

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RICHLAND - Wa-Hi won a battle of the softball unbeatens in Big Nine Cascade Division play against Richland here Friday.

The Blue Devils swept the Bombers, 1-0 and 7-3, in two games at Columbia Field.

"(The Bombers) were great," Wa-Hi coach Jerry Humphreys said. "Game one was a real battle."

It was scoreless until the Blue Devils had the game-winner in the seventh.

Tarynn Fortune hit a single, then was forced to second on a single grounder by Ashley Bezdicek.

Paige Pontarolo nailed a triple, scoring Fortune home.

Pitcher Hope Klicker gave the Bombers just three hits, walked one and struck out seven.

"It was a tough game," Humphreys said. "We kept their hitters off balance and did pretty well."

The second game was more active on offense.

Wa-Hi scored two runs in the second and three in the third for a quick 5-0 advantage, before the Bombers went to plate in the third.

Hope Klicker hit a double in the second and Victoria Reardon hit one of her two home runs to score both girls in.

"Between (Klicker and Reardon) we had a lot of offense," Humphreys said.

Both Klicker and Reardon posted homers in game two.

By the bottom of the third, the Bombers managed to score two, but they'd only post zeros until a run in the seventh, closing it out 7-3.

"Richland was a great game for us," Humphreys said. "They played real tough. Their pitcher (Lindsey Walchli) did a gutsy job, and their third baseman in the second game (Bailey Walthers) had a great day."

Walthers was four for six at bat, had five stolen bases and made a lot of catches at third, Humphreys said.

"We really didn't have an answer for her offensively or defensively," he said. "She was great.

"But our kids did a great job of providing enough run support for our pitchers."

The Blue Devils are 11-0 and 6-0 in division play. They host West Valley Friday.

First Game

Wa-Hi 000 000 1 - 1 7 0

RHS 000 000 0 - 0 3 0

Klicker and Reardon. Walchli and Mills.

HR - none.

Hits - Wa-Hi: Mandler, Klicker, Fortune. Richland: Walthers, Elgin, Cejka.

Second Game

Wa-Hi 023 000 2 - 7 10 1

RHS 002 000 1 - 3 7 1

Ambler and Reardon. Walchli and Mills.

HR - Wa-Hi: Reardon 2, Klicker.

Hits - Wa-Hi: Klicker 2, Reardon 2, McDaniels, Hamada, Ambler, Hill, Bezdicek, Ocanaz. Richland: Walthers 3, Elgin, Cejka, Green, Mills.

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