WALLA WALLA - Walla Walla Community College followed up its Friday NWAACC Eastern Region softball sweep of top-ranked Wenatchee Valley with a pair of wins against league foe Yakima on Saturday at Warrior Field.
WWCC, ranked third in the latest NWAACC poll, rode the two-hit pitching of Dara Kosanke and a 10-hit offensive attack to a 7-0 victory in game one.
Walla Walla rallied from an early 3-0 deficit in the nightcap to post a 7-4 triumph.
The Warriors improved their East-leading record to 15-3 and home mark against league opponents to 12-0.
Saturday's setbacks dropped YVC to 5-13 in league.
"I was concerned about a letdown coming in after the wins against Wenatchee," WWCC coach Mike Staudenmaier said. "But the girls responded with two wins."
WWCC decided game one early with five second-inning runs. Sarah Weekes and Alexis Bobadilla homered in the inning.
Kosanke added a long fly in the sixth when Walla Walla pushed across two tallies.
Bobadilla had three hits for the Warriors and Kosanke ended up with two.
"We jumped on them early and we were able to keep them off the board," Staudenmaier said.
The Warriors trailed by three after two-and-a-half innings of the second game, but came up with two runs in the third inning and five in the fourth to assume control.
Jill McDaniels paced WWCC's 11-hit onslaught with three safeties including two home runs. Kaylie Winston and Katie Martell added two hits apiece.
"We struggled early, but rallied to complete the sweep and finish off a successful weekend," Staudenmaier said.
The Warriors play at Big Bend on Friday.
YVC 000 000 0 - 0 2 4
WWCC 050 002 x - 7 10 0
Kranz and Granvelas; Kosanke and Winston.
HR - WWCC: Weekes, Bobadilla, Kosanke.
Hits - YVC: Moquin, Lamb. WWCC: Bobadilla 3, Kosanke 2, Weekes, S. Verity, Baker, King, Reardon.
YVC 003 010 0 - 4 6 4
WWCC 002 500 x - 7 11 1
Stout and Granvelas; Bobadilla and Winston.
HR - YVC: Slobig; WWCC: McDaniels 2.
Hits - YVC: Moquin 2, Slobig 2, Thierolf, Granvelas. WWCC: McDaniels 3, Winston 2, Martell 2, Kosanke, Bobadilla, Baker, Pearson.