Monday, March 30, 2015

EdCC Softball Posts Sweep of Shoreline

EdCC's outfield talks during a break Saturday
box one | box two | photos

LYNNWOOD - The EdCC softball team evened its overall and league marks to 6-6 and 2-2 respectively after sweeping Shoreline 16-8 and 11-2 Saturday at Triton Field. Kaytlin Baleat tossed two complete games for EdCC while the offense pounded out 34 hits in the two contests halted by the 8-run mercy rule.

After two scoreless innings in the opener it was the Dolphins that scored first, pushing three runs across in the third. The Tritons responded with two in the bottom of the third and then exploded for eight in the fourth.

EdCC was a run away from ended the game in the fifth, but that eighth run proved elusive. SCC scored once in the fifth and four more times in the sixth to make the score 10-8, Edmonds.

The Dolphins (1-5, 0-2 North) looked as if they had all the momentum on their side but EdCC's offense tallied six runs in the bottom of the frame, capped by a base-clearing triple from Shawna Steele. Those three runs ended the opening game.

Every Edmonds starter had at least one hit. Madison Wood and Lexie Gray each had four hits with Steele and Ryan Fazio each collecting three hits. Steele drove in five; Fazio and Antoinette Watson both drove in three.  Hollie Sharp and Chantel Brown both went 2-for-4 in the win.

Balyeat (6-6) allowed just one earned run in the nightcap. Meanwhile the EdCC offense pushed runs across in every frame, with three spots in the first, second and fifth.

Fazio was 3-for-4 with four runs scored, Wood went 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBI, Watson was 2-for-2 with three RBI.

The Tritons welcome Olympic College on Tuesday (weather permitting). First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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