Perfect weekend eludes Warriors


ONTARIO — Walla Walla Community College’s softball team won three of four league games over the weekend to even its NWAACC Eastern Region record at 9-9.

The Warriors, however, would have gotten through the weekend unscathed had they not blown a 7-0 lead in the second game of their Saturday doubleheader at Treasure Valley.

The Chukars scored six runs in the sixth inning, one in the seventh, and another in the eighth to pull out an 8-7 victory.

WWCC rallied from behind in game one. Walla Walla scored three times in the sixth inning and added four insurance runs in the seventh to post a 12-7 triumph.

On Friday, WWCC began its road trip with a sweep of Blue Mountain, 13-2 and 13-0.

Walla Walla’s Brandy Knowles had five hits in Saturday’s opener. Ten of the 12 runs the Warriors scored in game one were unearned thanks in part to seven TVCC errors.

WWCC dropped the nightcap despite three hits apiece from Karly Hudelson and pitcher Haley Freske, who took the hard-luck loss despite giving up just two earned runs.

In Friday’s first game, Kelsey Locke threw a four-hitter over five innings and drilled three hits.

Freske pitched a three-hit shutout in game two and Locke belted a two-run home run in the fifth.

The Warriors travel to Yakima for an NWAACC crossover next Saturday and Sunday.

First Game

WWCC 104 003 4 — 12 11 1

TVCC 124 000 0 — 7 8 7

Locke, Freske (3) and Simpson; Wood and Martarano.

HR — TVCC: Wood, Forsberg.

Hits — WWCC: Knowles 5, Pontarolo, Hudelson, Griffith, Hawk, Hamilton, Simpson; TVCC: Rule 2, Martarano 2, Stover, Wood, Carlson, Forsberg.

Second Game

WWCC 200 500 00 — 7 15 4

TVCC 000 006 11 — 8 10 0

Freske and Morton; Hattrup, Weaser (4) and Martarano.

HR — WWCC: Knowles; TVCC: Carlson.

Hits — WWCC: Hudelson 3, Freske 3, Locke 2, Simpson 2, Pontarolo, Knowles, Gonzales, Hawk, Hamilton; TVCC: Forsberg 3, Rule 2, Hoagland, Stover, Martarano, Carlson, Hathorn.

Friday’s First Game

WWCC 174 10 — 13 13 1

BMCC 000 20 — 2 4 6

Locke and Simpson, Morton (5); Brown, Wils (4) and Spendlove.

HR — none.

Hits — WWCC: Locke 3, Hamilton 3, Hudelson 2, Simpson 2, Pontarolo, Knowles, Hawk; Christianson Wils, Brown, Villalobos.

Friday’s Second Game

WWCC 312 52 — 13 9 1

BMCC 000 00 — 0 3 4

Freske and Morton; Brown, Wils (4) and Spendlove.

HR — WWCC: Locke.

Hits — WWCC: Knowles 2, Gonzalez 2, Simpson 2, Griffith, Locke, Hawk; BMCC: Chinadle, Stephens, Wils.


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