Walla Walla Community College

Softball smothers Timberwolves

Walla Walla smothered Blue Mountain, 10-2 and 13-3, Tuesday afternoon at Warriors Field in a Northwest Athletic Conference East Region softball doubleheader.

Both games were stopped after five innings on the eight-run mercy rule.

WWCC bumped its season record to 7-9 and now stands 5-1 in league games. The Timberwolves slid to 0-6 in East Region play and 2-16 overall.

Brittney Bradley and Mallory Chavez turned in strong pitching performances for the Warriors. Bradley yielded a pair of first inning runs and then blanked Blue Mountain the rest of the way, allowing two hits, two walks and striking out three.

Chavez scattered six hits over her five innings of work and issued one walk.

The WWCC offense did its damage early in both contests, striking for seven runs in the first inning of the opener and building an 8-1 lead through the first three innings of the nightcap.

Ashley Hicks, batting ninth in WWCC’s order, led the way in the first game with a double and two singles. She also scored twice.

Leadoff hitter Anna Williams socked a pair of doubles, drove home a pair of runs and scored twice. Jacie McDaniels contributed a single and a double, one run scored and one RBI, and Erin Ware was credited with two runs batted in and one run scored.

Williams had a big second game, stroking a double and two singles, scoring three times and driving home four runs. Makenzie Watts singled twice and drove home three runs, McDaniels chipped in with a single and a double, two runs and two RBIs, and Lyndzie Parker singled and doubled, scored twice and picked up one RBI. Hicks and Carli Taylor were also credited with two runs scored and two RBIs each.

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