Waitsburg-Prescott sweeps Burbank

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BURBANK - Waitsburg-Prescott's softball team squeaked by Burbank with a 12-10 victory to start Tuesday's doubleheader and crushed the Coyotes, 14-5, in the nightcap to earn a sweep of the Class 1A foes.

W-P's Rhiannon Chapman had three doubles and 10 RBIs in the twin bill (five in each game).

"She (Chapman) hit gaps - nothing that was over anybody heads - but really fast and into the outfield," W-P coach Angie Potts said. "The girls (W-P) were aggressive on the bases and did what they needed to do. We didn't leave too many on base, which was a nice change from our second game at Asotin last week (an 11-8 loss)."

Potts said W-P was slightly nervous heading into the doubleheader with Burbank - and a four-run Burbank first inning didn't help the nerves.

"The girls were nervous going in against a team whose school was a little bit bigger," Potts said, "but once they got into the game and got settled down, they got excited and the momentum carried over into the second game in a big way."

W-P pitcher Jennifer Nichols pitched a complete game in the opener and closed out the final inning of the nightcap.

"She's (Nichols) doing really well, really consistent," Potts said. "She did a great job hitting spots in the first game. Both of those pitchers (Nichols and second-game starter Sydney Eng) did a great job."

W-P travels to face Tri-Cities Prep Saturday for an 11 a.m. doubleheader.

First Game

W-P 130 025 1 - 12 14 1

Burbank 400 204 0 - 10 11 3

Jennifer Nichols and Baker; Cotsford and Hope.

HR - none.

Hits - W-P: Brannock, Moss, Baker 2, Goenen 2, Hofer, Chapman 3, Miller 2, Henve, Fuentes. Burbank: Reisenauer 2, Bell, Roberts 2, Cotsford 2, Holft, Hope 2, Courson.

Second Game

W-P 013 037 - 14 12 1

Burbank 101 030 - 5 6 1

Eng, Nichols (5) and Brannock; Cotsford, Roberts (5) and Hope.

HR - none.

Hits - W-P: Brannock, Moss 2, Baker 2, Goenen 3, Hofer, Chapman, Lindt 2. Burbank: Reisenauer, Roberts, Cotsford 2, Houser, Glazier.

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