Friday, April 3, 2015

Softball Splits with Olympic

Hollie Sharp made a great play
Thursday and drove in a run
box game | game two

LYNNWOOD - The EdCC softball team split a North Region DH with visiting Olympic College on Thursday, losing game one 7-0 before bouncing back to claim the nightcap 6-4. With the split the Tritons are 7-7 overall, 3-3 in league play. OC is now 9-6, 4-2 North.

The opener was all about Ranger starter Amanda Johnson. The lefty went distance and only gave up one hit, though she walked five batters. Johnson fanned 11 Tritons.

Meanwhile, the OC offense put up seven runs on eight hits, plating runs on the second, fourth, fifth and seventh frames. Jordyn Nicholson went 4-for-4 with two runs scored to lead Olympic.

The most positive outcome in game one was a perfect seventh inning pitched by reliever Ryanne Fazio.

Edmonds came back in game two, thanks to a gutsy pitching performance by Kaytlin Balyeat (7-7) and nine hits by the offense.

Balyeat went the distance, scattering 10 hits and four earned runs. The EdCC defense helped her out by making some terrific plays. Of note was a backhanded stop and out by first baseman Hollie Sharp that saved at least two runs.

Edmonds scored two times both the second and third frames. Madison Wood tagged her fourth homer of the year during that span and Sharp drove in another run on a single.

The Rangers tied up the game, though, with two in the fourth and fifth. OC brought in Johnson from the outfield to relieve starter Christina Bigelow. The Tritons got to Johnson for two runs in the sixth when Fazio and Watson each plated a runner.

Wood, Watson and Riley Davidson had two hits apiece in the win.

The Tritons travel to Belleuve on Saturday for a North DH that starts at 1 p.m.

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