|Coach Juarez talks to her team between games Saturday|
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC and Everett CC split a North Region doubleheader Saturday at Triton Field. The Tritons claimed game one 13-5(6) with the visiting Trojans winning game two 15-4.
After the mercy-rule split, EdCC's record is 7-11 overall, 4-8 in the North. The Tritons and Olympic College are in a virtual tie for fourth place in the standings. Only the top four teams in each region qualify for the NWAACC Championship Tournament in May.
Sierra Card (3-6) went the distance in game one, the freshman fanning six batters and allowing five runs.
The EdCC offense collected 15 hits in the game paced by 3-hit efforts by Ryanne Fazio and Mallori Cossell. Fazio drove in three runs, including the the 12th and 13th runs of the game in the sixth which gave Edmonds the eight runs needed for the run-rule to take effect.
The Tritons scored twice in the first and then put up a five-spot in the third, Cossell plating two runs with a double in the frame.
Kelly Hanson tripled in two runs in the EdCC's three-run fifth to give the Tritons a 10-4 lead. Everett scored once in the top of the sixth before Edmonds plated three in the home half of the frame.
The nightcap was almost over before it started when Everett scored eight first-inning runs. The Tritons scored once in the second and twice in the third but a four-run EvCC fourth and two more runs by the Trojans in the fifth sealed the deal for the visitors.
Taking the loss was Faith Clark (1-3). Clark lasted just two-thirds of an inning before allowing eight runs. Card entered with two outs in the first but it was too-little-too-late for EdCC.
Sydney Dixon (5-4) went five complete innings for Everett, allowing four runs on nine hits. Fazio and Cossell each had two hits, the lone Edmonds players with more than one base knock.
Edmonds will wrap up the home portion of the 2014 schedule when Bellevue pays Triton Field a visit on Tuesday. The twinbill starts at 3:00 pm.
EdCC sophomores Hanson, Laura Ramos and Madisyn Napier will be recognized between games. Also, both Bellevue and Edmonds will be wearing pink uniforms in the "EdCC Swings for a Cure" breast cancer awareness game. Donations, which will go to a breast cancer charity, will be accepted.