YAKIMA - Powered by a three-hitter from pitcher Ashlyn Lyons, DeSales cruised past Pateros in the opening round of the Washington Class 2B playoffs Friday, 10-0, in six innings.
Pateros (20-4) struggled with fielding in committing seven errors, a problem the Irish were more than happy to exacerbate with aggressive base running.
Lyons, older sister to teammate Allesyn Lyons, struck out 10 batters and walked one in the victory.
The Irish face Colfax, a 16-3 victor over La Conner in its opener, in the second round of the playoffs tonight at 7.
DeSales 10, Pateros 0
Pateros 000 000 - 0 3 7
DeSales 230 113 - 10 10 0
Wilson and Kesti; As. Lyons and Postlewait.
HR - none.
Hits - Pateros: Ledoux, Colter; DeSales: Acock 2, Lesko 2, As. Lyons 2, Al. Lyons, Conley, Meliah, Postlewait.