LYNNWOOD – Edmonds Community College softball dropped a North Region doubleheader to Douglas College Tuesday at Triton Field, 9-6 and 16-6. The two losses put EdCC’s record at 3-9, 0-6 North. The visiting Royals improved to 11-1, 6-0 North.
The weather on Tuesday ranged from sunny and warm to cold and rainy. The Tritons’ play was nearly as skittish. Game one was mostly a well-played contest. Douglas led 5-1 entering the bottom of the seventh, but a two-run homer from Savannah Fortney and a two-out error by the Royals saw Edmonds score four runs and force extra innings.
Unfortunately for the Tritons, Douglas plated four runs in the eighth and ended up winning by three.
Sierra Card (0-5) suffered the loss, allowing 18 hits and seven earned runs, though the freshman battled with last year’s NWAACC runner-ups entire game.
The Triton offense was led by Arista Honey and Faith Clark, both of whom had two hits. Honey just missed what would have been a game-winning homer in the seventh.
The nightcap was played in steady rain and was a sloppy affair from both sides. EdCC had an early 2-0 lead but its pitchers walked 13 batters and allowed 14 hits. The game got out of hand quickly as Douglas scored a run in the third, five in the fourth, three in the sixth and seven in the seventh.
Napier (2-2) took the loss after giving up six runs in three innings of work. Card threw 2.1 innings of relief, allowing three runs and Clark yielded seven runs in 1.2 frames.
Napier and Mallori Cossell each had two hits in the loss.
The Tritons have a few days off before hosting Skagit Valley next Friday, April 18, for a home DH that starts at 3:00 p.m.