SPOKANE - Walla Walla Community College's softball team kept its hold on first place in the NWAACC Eastern Region standings by winning three of four league games over the weekend.
The Warriors swept Spokane Saturday, 11-2 and 5-4, after splitting a pair at Big Bend on Friday. WWCC won Friday's opener, 4-0, but dropped the nightcap, 7-6.
WWCC is now 18-4 in league and 28-9 overall. It has won seven of its last eight league games.
On Saturday, Dara Kosanke, Kaylie Winston and Sami Verity had two hits apiece in game one. Kosanke struck out six in the game that was halted after five innings because of the eight-run mercy rule.
Kosanke spanked four hits in the second game as Walla Walla rallied from a 4-2 deficit with two runs in the fifth inning and one in the seventh.
Kosanke, who struck out 13 and allowed just two hits over seven innings in game one on Friday, helped her own cause with a home run, one of three hit by the Warriors in the game. Jill McDaniels, who led the way with two hits, and Katie Martell also went deep to aid WWCC's offense.
The Vikings scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning of game two to salvage the split.
Walla Walla continues league play at Blue Mountain on Friday.
WWCC 214 13 - 11 11 1
CCS 101 00 - 2 5 2
Kosanke and Winston; Johnson and Spear.
HR - none.
Hits - WWCC: Kosanke 2, Winston 2, S. Verity 2, Bobadilla, McDaniels, Martell, Weekes, Baker; CCS: Crystal, James, Lookabill, Gallager, Ebel.
WWCC 200 020 1 - 5 9 1
CCS 020 200 0 - 4 9 2
Kosanke and Winston; Johnson, Crystal (4) and Spear.
HR - none.
Hits - WWCC: Kosanke 4, Winston, McDaniels, Martell, Weekes, Pearson; CCS: Beeler 3, Ebel 2, Holt, Lookabill, Gallager, Spear.
Friday's First Game
WWCC 100 102 0 - 4 7 0
BBCC 000 000 0 - 0 2 1
Kosanke and Winston; McCashland and Miller.
HR - WWCC: Kosanke, McDaniels, Martell.
Hits - WWCC: McDaniels 2, Kosanke, Winston, Martell, S. Verity, Pearson; BBCC: Neff, Hirschi.
Friday's Second Game
WWCC 031 011 0 - 6 7 0
BBCC 300 013 x - 7 8 3
Kosanke and Winston; McCashland, Hanson (2) and Miller.
HR - WWCC: McDaniels, Martell; BBCC: Ritchie, Vincent, Wald.
Hits - WWCC: Martell 2, Winston, Bobadilla, McDaniels, Baker, Pearson; BBCC: Ritchie 3, Heller, Vincent, Miller, Hanson, Wald.