WENATCHEE - Walla Walla Community College dropped into second place in the NWAACC Eastern Region softball standings here Saturday after dropping both ends of a league doubleheader to Wenatchee Valley.
The Knights won the first game, 5-4, and took the nightcap, 4-1.
WWCC now trails Wenatchee by one game. WVC, which has won its last 14 East Region games, improved to 16-2 while Walla Walla slipped to 15-3.
On Friday, the Warriors swept a road twin bill at Yakima Valley, 5-0 and 13-6.
In Saturday's opener, WWCC rallied from a 4-1 deficit to knot the score at 4-4 with a three-run uprising in the seventh inning.
But the Knights pulled out the win with a run in their half of the seventh.
Walla Walla scored its only run of game two in the third inning.
Dara Kosanke and Kate Hawk had two hits apiece in game one for the Warriors. Kelsey Locke, Katie Martell, Brandy Knowles, and Mercedes Pearson collected two safeties each in the second game.
"It was a disappointing day," WWCC coach Mike Staudenmaier said. "They (the team) had an opportunity in front of them to take command of the league and didn't take it. We didn't get the job done."
That wasn't the case on Friday. Locke had three hits and Kosanke pitched a six-hit shutout in game one against YVC.
Martell had four hits, and Kosanke and Knowles had three apiece in the nightcap. Hawk had two hits for WWCC in the second game.
Walla Walla competes in an NWAACC crossover tournament on Saturday and Sunday in Yakima.
WWCC 000 010 3 - 4 8 1
WVC 000 400 1 - 5 9 1
Kosanke and J. Verity; Bator and Cullip.
HR - WVC: Dorcas, Van Horne, Thomas, Cullip.
Hits - WWCC: Kosanke 2, Hawk 2, Locke, McDaniels, Martell, Knowles; WVC: Van Horne 3, Bator 2, Dorcas 2, Thomas, Cullip.
WWCC 001 000 0 - 1 9 2
WVC 011 020 x - 4 10 0
Kosanke and J. Verity; Thomas and Cullip.
HR - none.
Hits - WWCC: Locke 2, Martell 2, Knowles 2, Pearson 2, McDaniels; WVC: Dorcas 3, Goodman 2, Rydman 2, Stanton, Thomas, Cullip.
Friday's First Game
WWCC 020 030 0 - 5 8 0
YVC 000 000 0 - 0 6 2
Kosanke and J. Verity; McKinley and Reeves.
HR - none.
Hits - WWCC: Locke 3, Martell, Knowles, S. Verity, Hawk, Baker; YVC: Futch 2, Cable, Slobig, Ihly, Bice.
Friday's Second Game
WWCC 012 054 1 - 13 15 0
WVC 000 105 0 - 6 12 1
Kosanke and J. Verity; Marbet, Slobig (6) and Reeves.
HR - WWCC: McDaniels, Knowles.
Hits - WWCC: Martell 4, Kosanke 3, Knowles 3, Hawk 2, McDaniels, S. Verity, Baker; YVC: Futch 2, Beach 2, Ihly 2, Dunn 2, Cable, Slobig, Biehl, Bice.