Baker's 6 hits lead Waitsburg-Prescott past Jaguars

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PASCO - The Waitsburg-Prescott softball team swept the Tri-Cities Prep Jaguars, 12-10 and 12-6, Saturday afternoon in a Southeast 2B league matchup.

W-P catcher Dionna Baker had six hits in the twin bill, including a triple which started a nine-run, sixth-innging rally in the first game.

W-P strung together seven hits in a row following Baker's smash and scored eight runs before the Jaguars recorded an out.

Before the rally, W-P trailed 8-1 and coach Angie Potts didn't know what to think of her team's first five innings of play.

"We finally started hitting line drives and hitting the gaps instead of just flailing at the ball," Potts said. "We put some effort behind it in the sixth inning."

In game two, W-P had a much easier time earning a win.

W-P jumped out to a 6-0 lead going into the bottom of the fourth before Tri-Cities answered with a pair of runs.

Waitsburg-Prescott cemented the victory in the top of the seventh, scoring two runs on a mental mistake by the Jaguars.

Tri-Cities Prep struck out a hitter with two runners on and left the ball on the field and went to the dugout. The W-P runners came around to score with the Jaguars defense in the dugout.

W-P scored two more runs in the inning before the final out was recorded.

The doubleheader sweep improved W-P's record to 3-1 in league and 5-1 overall.

W-P plays again a week from Tuesday at home in a doubleheader against Riverside (Boardman, Ore).

First game

W-P 010 009 2 - 12 12 2

Tri-Cities Prep 300 140 2 - 10 12 3

Nichols and Baker. Vargas and Nunez.

HR - none.

Hits - W-P: Brannock, Baker 4, Goenen, Hofer 2, Harris, Miller, Henze 2, Fuentes. Tri-Cities: Hoppes 3, Klein 2, Vargas, Nunez 3, Young 3, Barnett, Statesman.

Second game

W-P 041 111 4 - 12 11 5

T-C Prep 000 231 1 - 6 7 3

Eng and Baker. Vargas and Nunez.

HR - none.

Hits - W-P: Brannock, Moss 3. Baker 2, Goenen, HOfer, Harris, Miller 2.

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