Basin roundup: Moses Lake softball earns hard-fought sweep at Eastmont

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EAST WENATCHEE — Moses Lake softball took its first step toward defending its Columbia Basin Big Nine league championship with a doubleheader sweep at Eastmont 11-9 and 6-2.

The Chiefs (2-0, 4-0) overcame a 4-0 deficit in the opener with a six-run third inning.

Laurissa Martinez led off the frame with a solo shot to center field and Sydney Ries tied the game with a three-run homer. Brooklyn Bailey drove in the go-ahead run on a fielder’s choice and Madison Olson followed with an RBI single.

Moses Lake opened up a 10-5 lead before the Wildcats responded with four runs in the home half of the fifth inning.

Ries and Olson finished with three RBIs each.

Eastmont briefly led 2-0 in Game 2 before Moses Lake scored six unanswered runs.

Savannah Ashley scattered five hits in five innings pitched. Martinez maintained her hot bat with two hits and four RBIs; Bailey and Cheyenne Walker doubled.

Ephrata 11, Cheney 1

EPHRATA — Ephrata pounded out 11 hits to beat Cheney 11-1.

The Tigers scored 11 unanswered runs after falling behind 1-0 in the first inning.

Jocelyn Eisen was 3-for-4 with two triples and six RBIs to go with five strikeouts from the circle. Rylee Peters and Kylar Heston both finished 2-for-3.

Naches Valley 14-14, Royal 7-9

NACHES — Royal softball was swept at Naches Valley 14-7 and 14-9.

The Rangers’ Cienna Gunter hit a grand slam in Game 2.

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 3-14, Selkirk 2-2

HARTLINE — Reigning 1B champion Almira/Coulee-Hartline avoided a scare in the opener to sweet Selkirk 3-2 and 14-2.

Sarah Bradshaw hit a walk-off single in addition to striking out 13 in Game 1.

The Warriors’ bats woke up in the night cap with a 11 unanswered runs. Bradshaw and Makenna Oliver both went 3-for-4.


Moses Lake 2-8, Eastmont 0-0

MOSES LAKE — Moses Lake shut out Eastmont twice 2-0 and 8-0, improving to 4-1 in Columbia Basin Big Nine play.

Evan McLean pitched a complete game, two-hitter in Game 1. Josh Williams hit a two-run single in the second inning for the game’s only runs.

Dax Lindgren and Cody Alvarado pitched a combined no-hitter in Game 2; Lindgren struck out eight in five innings.

Othello 2-11 , East Valley 3-1

OTHELLO — Othello split with East Valley, losing the opener 3-2 before routing the Red Devils in the second game 11-1.

The Huskies fell behind 3-2 after three innings and could not manage another run to tie or possibly take the lead.

Jay Rodriguez was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs in the night cap.

Royal 11-4, Kiona-Benton 5-4

BENTON CITY — Royal defeated Kiona-Benton 11-5 in Game 1 of a road doubleheader.

The second game ended tied 4-4 in the seventh inning and will resume on April 9.

Kevin Reyes doubled and drove in two runs in the opener. The Knights notched 12 hits and scored the first six runs of the game.

Warden 12-10, Connell 2-3

WARDEN — Warden ran its win streak to three games with a sweep of Connell 12-2 and 10-3.

Ryan Arredondo struck out 10 in five innings to pace the Cougars in Game 1. Arredondo added three RBIs from the plate.

The Cougars led 6-0 after two innings in the night cap, overcoming four errors. Chance Conahan doubled twice and had three RBIs.

Ephrata 3, Cashmere 2

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 10-19, Selkirk 0-0

HARTLINE — Almira/Coulee-Hartline shut out Selkirk twice 10-0 and 19-0.

Dalton Kentner pitched a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts in the opener. Kentner continued his dominant day with seven RBIs in the second game.

Boys soccer

Davis 2, Moses Lake 1

MOSES LAKE — Moses Lake conceded the go-ahead goal in the 78th minute and Davis won 2-1.

The Chiefs evened the game in the 59th minute on a penalty kick before Alex Borges’ game-winner.

Grandview 5, Quincy 1

QUINCY — Quincy allowed four unanswered goals and fell to Grandview 5-1.

Ezequiel Estrada tied the game in the 31st minute befor the Greyhounds pulled away.

College softball

Big Bend 6-13, Columbia Basin 5-12

PASCO — Big Bend won a pair of one-run games at Columbia Basin 6-5 and 13-12.

In Game 1, the Vikings overcame a 5-2 deficit and scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning. Lynsey Valverde homered, doubled and drove in three runs.

The Vikings fell behind again in Game 2 after the Hawks scored eight runs in the third inning. Big Bend took the lead with a run in the seventh inning.

Hanna Reid was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, four RBIs and a home run.

Big Bend 20-8, Yakima Valley 4-3

YAKIMA — Big Bend extended its win streak to five games with a sweep at Yakima Valley 20-4 and 8-3.

Maya Saneishi had four RBIs and Valverde hit a home run in the opener. Valverde tripled and doubled in Game 2.

College baseball

Big Bend 5-10, Walla Walla 4-9

MOSES LAKE — Big Bend remained unbeaten in NWAC East play with a sweep of Walla Walla 5-4 and 10-9.

Matthew Plato delivered a walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning to give the Vikings a win in the opener.

Tanner Toepke hit a grand slam in the first inning of Game 2, finishing with five RBIs.

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