Bishop's big game paces Indians past Pats

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RICHLAND - Touchet sophomore Makayla Bishop threw four innings in her first varsity start and led the Indians with four RBIs as Touchet rolled to an 11-3 victory over Liberty Christian in Southeast 1B-2B interleague softball play Tuesday.

A pair of errors allowed a Patriot run to cross home in the first inning, but a six-run Touchet third blew the game open.

"Our girls, up and down the lineup, hit really well," Touchet coach Gary Dorman said. "They did just a great job offensively, and we'll work on the defense a little bit more."

Dorman said Bishop wasn't overpowering, but she was efficient and pitched to contact.

"She (Bishop) ended up with four strikeouts and one base-on-balls, which is really important," Dorman said. "She did a good job."

Nicole Brown, the Indians' other starter, relieved Bishop in the fifth and - aside from a pair of runs in the fifth - closed out the game.

The Indians (3-1) teed off on Patriots pitcher Kirsten Peterson, who pitched a complete game. Touchet racked up 14 base hits on the day, with Kristen Warner knocking a triple and a double. Alex Sasser had a double, and Josie Sewell a triple.

"They put the ball in play and, once they got over the first-inning jitters, they did really well defensively," Dorman said.

Touchet hosts Garfield-Palouse in a Southeast 1B twin bill at 1 p.m. Friday.

Touchet 11, Liberty Christian 3

Touchet 006 202 1 - 11 14 3

Liberty Ch. 100 020 0 - 3 4 4

Bishop, Brown (5) and Sewell; Peterson and Croskey.

HR - Liberty Christian: Peterson.

Hits - Tou: Creek 2, Sasser 2, Bishop, Brown 2, Sewell 3, Warner 2, Cardwell, Sturm 1. Lib: Peterson 2, Stistler, Croskey.

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