ASOTIN — DeSales High School cruised behind the pitching of Ashlyn Lyons here Saturday in opening Southeast 2B softball doubleheader action. The Irish took the opener, 11-0, and won a back-and-forth battle in the second game with eight runs over the last two innings to defeat Asotin 13-8 and complete the sweep.
Lyons struck out nine, gave up only three hits and blanked the Panthers. The Irish offense did its part as it bashed out 12 hits to support Lyons. Lyons’ three hits led the way. Maddy Thomas, Kaylee Brown and Alyssa James chipped in two each.
“We played an almost perfect game in game one,” Irish coach Russ Vera said.
In game two, the Irish grabbed a 3-0 lead, but the Panthers got four in the first to lead 4-3. DeSales scored twice in the second to lead 5-4. Asotin battled back to score two in the home fifth for a 6-5 lead. The Irish answered with a five-run sixth to take control.
Lyons blasted a grand slam to highlight the Irish sixth. Lyons also lifted a three-run bomb to give her seven RBI on the game. The Panthers got two back in the bottom of the seventh before Brown finished off her complete game win in the Irish circle.
DeSales, 8-0 in SE2B and 11-3 overall, hosts Waitsburg-Prescott, for senior night, in a SE2B doubleheader Tuesday.
DeSales 112 034 — 11 12 1
Asotin 000 000 — 0 3 2
Lyons and Thomas; Mullins and Bosley.
HR — none.
Hits — DeS: Acock, Thomas 2, Lyons 3, Brown 2, Conley, B. James, A. James 2; Aso: Maines, Hunter, Bosley.
DeSales 320 005 3 — 13 15 0
Asotin 400 020 2 — 8 11 2
Brown and Thomas; Mullins and Bosley.
HR — DeS: Lyons 2.
Hits — DeS: Acock 2, Thomas 2, Lyons 4, Conley 2, B. James, Hall, Downing 2, Hamada; Aso: Nichols, Maines 2, Mullins 3, Hunter 3, Bosley, Borland.