Walla Walla freshman and former Walla Walla High standout Jacie McDaniels combined for eight RBI as the Warrior softball team swept Everett in a doubleheader on Sunday at Warrior Field.
McDaniels blasted two home runs on the day as WWCC won game one, 10-4, before rounding out the twin bill with a 13-2 win the nightcap.
“Jacie was seeing the ball very well today and had a fantastic day at the plate,” Warrior coach Shawna Juarez said.
Walla Walla jumped on Everett for four runs in the first inning of the opener. Miranda Smith, Anna Williams and Bri Christian all walked to start things off before McDaniels brought in two with a double. A passed ball then scored Christian before McDaniels came across home plate on a wild pitch.
Christian got things going again in the third, as she walked, stole second and then moved to third on a passed ball. McDaniels brought her home with her second home run of the season to make it 6-0, Walla Walla. Sydney Schultz drove in the third and final run of the inning, as she brought home Cheyenne Kessler on a sacrifice.
“Sophomore Bri Christian also has been hitting the ball very productively and her speed on the base paths has been very lethal for us,” Juarez said.
That was all the support WWCC starting pitcher Baily Bennett needed, as she tossed a complete game allowing four runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and four walks.
Game two was much of the same for the Warriors, who opened a 13-0 lead after the third inning and never looked back.
Alexa Lindgren hit a two-run homer in the second and finished with four RBI in the game.
“I was overly thrilled to see this girl have great success, she is the epitome of what a fantastic teammate is and hard worker, so this made us all very excited,” Juarez said.
McDaniels added a three-run home run in the third as WWCC scored 10 runs in the third inning alone. Smith added two RBI in the third frame with a double.
Starting pitcher Jamie Moe threw three scoreless innings before being relieved by freshman Mallory Chavez.