YAKIMA — The Walla Walla Community College softball team combined for 29 runs on 32 hits in a sweep of Yakima Valley on Tuesday.
Freshmen Carli Taylor and Mickenzie Mullins blasted their first career home runs in a 13-3 win in the opener, before WWCC rounded out the sweep with a 16-5 victory in the nightcap.
Walla Walla improves to 10-18 overall and 4-8 in East Region play. YVCC slips to 0-25 overall.
“We hit the softball very well and produced many runs,” Warrior coach Shawna Juarez said. “Every day my team stays after (practice) and puts in additional work, today it was very evident that all of their hard work has paid off.”
In game one, WWCC plated eight runs in the first three innings, as Taylor blasted a two-run shot in the second inning. Mullins connected on her homer in the fifth, as she went 3-for-4 on the day with three runs scored.
Starting pitcher Baily Bennett held the Yaks to just eight hits over six innings. She struck out seven and walked four with just one earned run allowed.
The strong hitting continued in game two as Walla Walla shut the door on Yakima Valley with a 12-run second inning.
Jacie McDaniels drove in three runs in the second with a single and a double. Miranda Smith also brought home three runs, as she hit a groundout before adding a double later in the inning.
Sydney Schultz added two RBI with a pair of singles.
Smith led the offense in game two with four hits. Bennett and McDaniels both finished with three.
Mallory Chavez collected the win for Walla Walla with three runs allowed over four innings. She struck out four and walked three.
The Warriors travel to Yakima for a crossover tournament on Saturday.