Irish hit, pitch to sweep of Gar-Pal

Amanda Warnick tosses an opening six-hit, 7-5 win and Ashlyn Lyons two-hits the Vikes in a 10-0 shutout.

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PALOUSE - DeSales used timely hitting and strong pitching to overcome five errors on the way to sweeping a non-conference softball doubleheader from Garfield-Palouse here Thursday.

Amanda Warnick tossed a six-hitter to win the opener 7-5.

Ashlyn Lyons fired a two-hitter to win the nightcap 10-0

After falling behind 5-1 in the opener, the Irish scored six unanswered runs for the win.

Warnick booked six strikeouts and four walks en route to the win.

Lexi Zander and Lyons had three hits apiece in the game. Lyons slugged a triple and drove home three runs.

Warnick pounded a pair of doubles and knocked in a run to aid her work on the mound.

Lyons fanned four and walked three in posting the second-game win.

Lyons also collected four hits, including two triples, and four RBIs in the nightcap.

Janelle Hartford belted a three-bagger that plated three runs in the second game.

"I was pleased by the way we battled back in the first game after trailing 5-1," DeSales coach Russ Vera said. "We led all the way in the second game.

"We had the five errors in the two games, but we're playing better," he said. "We're pitching better, and we're hitting well. We have some things to improve, but we're playing well overall."

The Irish return to action after spring break with a 3 p.m. matchup at Mac-Hi on April 6.

First Game

Gar-Pal 014 000 0 - 5 6 2

DeSales 101 221 x - 7 9 4

Em. Witthuhn and Er. Witthuhn; Warnick and Arnzen

Hits - G-P: Martin, Wohering, Bidenberg, Van Horn, McClanahan; DeSales: L. Zander 3, Hartford, Lyons 3, Warnick 2.

Second Game

Gar-Pal 000 000 - 0 2 0

DeSales 003 034 - 10 9 1

Em. Witthuhn and Er. Witthuhn; Lyons and Arnzen

Hits - G-P: Em. Witthuhn, Van Horn; DeSales: L. Zander, Hartford 2, Lyons 4, A. Zander, Conley.

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