Softball: Thompson leads Connell to sweep of Kennewick

March 19, 2013 

Connell 12-15, Kennewick 2-1: Ashley Thompson struck out 22 batters over 10 innings and stroked a home run in a 15-1 Game 2 shellacking as the Eagles crushed the host Lions in a nonleague doubleheader Tuesday.

Thompson, a BYU-bound fireballer, allowed just three runs on four hits on the day.

Michelle Schultz blasted two home runs in the nightcap as well for Connell.

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Kennewick 000 11 — 2 2 5

Ashley Thompson and Michelle Schultz; Savannah Dixon, Brianna Deroos (3) and Natalie Mullen. Highlights—Karissa Shiflett (K) 2B; Savannah Egbert (C) HR; Thompson (C) 12 Ks.

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Kennewick 100 00 — 1 2 7

Thompson and Egbert; DeRoos and Mullen. Highlights—Schultz (C) 2x2, 2 HR; Thompson (C) HR, 10 Ks; McKenna Mathis (C) 2x4.

Pendleton 15-21, Southridge 5-0: The Suns rallied late in Game 1 with a run in the sixth and three more in the seventh, but couldn’t catch up to the visiting Buckaroos in a nonleague doubleheader loss.

Sarah Gilliam and Makensie Meyer each had two hits in the opener for Southridge.

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Southridge 000 101 3 — 5 4 5

Jones and Spencer; Sarah Gilliam and Makensie Meyer. Highlights—Gilliam (S) 2x4, 2B, HR; Meyer (S) 2x3.

Pendleton (11)60 04 — 21 14 0

Southridge 000 00 — 0 2 2

Richards and Darian; Vanessa Castrejon, Gilliam (5) and Meyer.

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