Walla Walla Community College and Columbia Basin split a Northwest Athletic Conference Eastern Region softball doubleheader on Saturday at Warrior Field.
The Warriors won game one, 9-1, and the Hawks prevailed, 2-1, in the nightcap.
WWCC swept visiting Yakima Valley on Friday, 17-1 and 12-2.
A handful of Warriors had two hits apiece in the opener — Ashton Buffo, Gabby Beckstrom, Kira Haskell, Whitney Enriquez, and Rylee Gentner — to back the three-hit pitching of Rosie Cantu, who improved to 3-2 on the season.
One of Enriquez’s hits was a two-run home run that capped a four-run first inning rally.
Beckstrom accounted for the lone WWCC tally in game two with a first-inning home run.
Pitcher Abby Giles took the hard-luck loss for Walla Walla despite allowing just five hits over seven innings and logging 10 strikeouts.
The Warriors scored 12 runs in the second inning of Friday’s first game and put up eight runs in the second inning of game two.
Caitlin Crist had five hits on Friday for WWCC and Beckstrom added four.
Walla Walla, now 6-6 in league and 11-9 overall, hosts Big Bend on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Photo by Greg Lehman of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin