Softball: Walthers leads CBC to sweep of Yakima Valley

March 29, 2013 

Columbia Basin swept aside Yakima Valley 8-5 and 8-1 on Friday to remain undefeated in NWAACC East Region play and set up a showdown today with Wenatchee Valley.

Bailey Walthers, a Richland High graduate, had a big day offensively to stake the Hawks to leads in both games, and Prosser grad Gabby Meza slammed the door shut in the circle to complete the sweep.

“(Bailey) was hitting the ball real well,” CBC coach Adrian Ochoa said. “She had a good game defensively as well.”

Walthers was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs in the opener, then went 4-for-4 with a stolen base and two RBIs in the nightcap.

Meza came on in relief in the opener, throwing the final four innings to pick up the victory. In the night cap, she threw all seven, allowing just the one run.

“She had a great day,” Ochoa said. “She mixed her spots up well and allowed us to play defense behind her.

Columbia Basin 100 301 3 — 8 11 2

Yakima Valley 010 202 0 — 5 9 3

Brenda Rodriguez, Gabby Meza (4) and Miranda Martinez. K. Reynolds and A. Reeves. Highlights—CBC: Bailey Walthers 2-4, RBI, 2 Rs; Maddie Chambers 2-4, RBI; Hannah Sams 2-3, 2-run 3B.

Columbia Basin 104 110 1 — 8 14 0

Yakima Valley 000 100 0 — 1 4 0

Meza and Martinez. A. Shipley and S. Barnes. Highlights—CBC: Walthers 4-4, SB, 2 RBIs; Brenda Rodriguez 2-3, 2B, HR, 4 RBIs; Lacey Padilla 2-3.

Wenatchee Valley 4-11, Walla Walla 0-3: Karly Hudelson was 2-for-4 in the opener, and Brandy Knowles was 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the nightcap, but the Warriors were swept in a NWAACC East Region road doubleheader.

Walla Walla 000 000 0 — 0 5 3

Wenatchee Valley 000 130 x — 4 8 0

Locke and Simpson. Bator and Cullip. Highlights—WW: Hudelson 2-4; Locke 1 ER. WVC: Bator 3 Ks, 0 BBs; Goodman 2-4; Thomas 2-2, 2B; Bator 1-3, 2 RBIs

Walla Walla 000 030 — 3 6 2

Wenatchee Valley 350 201 — 11 14 1

Freske and Morton. Thomas and Cullip. Highlights—WW: Knowles 2-3, 2 RBIs. WVC: Rambo 4-4, 2B, 2 RBIs, 4 Rs; Wall 2-4; Dorcas 2-4; Thomas 2-2, 2B, 5 RBIs; Cullip 2-2, 2 RBIs; Ellis 2-3.

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