|Arista Honey hits a 3-run homer|
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LYNNWOOD – The EdCC softball team snapped a nearly five-year long losing streak when it defeated Green River 9-8 Tuesday afternoon at Triton Field. It was the team’s first win under new head coach Shawna Juarez and the program’s first victory since April 5, 2009. The Lady Tritons lost in the nightcap 17-12 and are now 1-3 on the year.
The visiting Gators were in control of the opener, taking an 8-1 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning. Edmonds scored four runs in that frame to close to within three. Lexie Gray led off the inning with a walk and scored on a double from Ryanne Fazio. Three more RBI doubles later, from Alex Deaver, Arista Honey and Shawna Steele, had EdCC down by a score of 8-5.
Gray started the pivotal sixth inning rally with a walk and steal of second. With two outs on the board, the Gators made two errors which scored Gray and allowed Fazio to reach base. Deaver then walked, bringing up Honey who blasted a 3-run homer to dead center field. That shot gave EdCC its first lead since the second inning.
Relief pitcher Faith Clark set the Gators down 1-2-3 in the top of the seventh and Edmonds notched its first win in a too long of a time.
The Tritons had nine hits in game one, five of which were of the extra-base variety. Fazio, Honey and Steele were each 2-for-4 with Honey driving in four runs.
Madisyn Napier started for Edmonds and lasted 4.2 innings before being replaced by Clark (1-0) who tossed 2.1 scoreless frames.
Edmonds looked like it might be on its way to a sweep after scoring four runs in its first at bat of game two. Clark lost her release point in the third, however, and allowed seven Gator runs.
The Tritons responded with five in the home half of the inning to retake the lead but Green River would score four in the fifth and one more in the sixth off of Napier who took over pitching duties in the fourth.
Napier and Mallori Cossell were both 2-for-4 in the nightcap. Each team surrendered eight walks.
The Gators (1-2) were led by Ashley Starke who was 4-for-5. Kenicia McClellan drove in five runs.
The Tritons host South Puget Sound for a non-league twinbill on Friday, March 14. First pitch is set for 3:00 pm.