PENDLETON — Erin Ware and Carli Taylor each slugged their third home run of the season here Tuesday, powering Walla Walla to a 15-10 victory over Blue Mountain in the first game of a Northwest Athletic Conference East Region softball doubleheader.
Ware homered with a runner on base it the midst of WWCC’s four-run rally in the fourth inning. Taylor’s was a solo shot as part of a four-run outburst in the fifth.
Mikayla Faulkner led the Warriors’s 17-hit assault with four singles, three runs scored and three RBIs. Ware finished with two hits, two runs scored and three runs driven in, and Lyndzie Parker contributed a pair of base hits and three RBIs.
It was more of the same in the second game as WWCC pounded out 16 hits and battered the Timberwolves 15-7 to complete the sweep. But the Warriors found themselves trailing 7-6 after six innings before erupting for nine runs in the top of the seventh.
Parker led the way for the Warriors as she lashed out two doubles and three singles in the game, drove home four runs and scored once.
Ware finished with three singles, three runs scored and a single RBI, and Anna Williams, Jacie McDaniels and Faulkner added two hits each to the cause. Williams collected three RBIs and three runs scored, Faulkner two ribbies and two runs, and McDaniels drove home a pair and scored once.
The Warriors boosted their record to 12-6 in East Region play, 16-16 for the season. Blue Mountain dropped to 2-16 and 5-29.
Walla Walla doesn’t return to action until April 29 when it entertains Wenatchee in a 2 p.m. region doubleheader at Warriors Field.