NWAACC softball: CBC headed to postseason

May 11, 2013 

Brenda Rodriguez pitched strong throughout and Maddie Chambers homered twice to help the Hawks lock up a NWAACC playoff spot with 12-1 and 3-1 wins over Walla Walla.

The wins, combined with a Treasure Valley loss, moved Columbia Basin into third place in the East. The NWAACC Tournament is next weekend in Portland.

“We are very excited,” CBC coach Adrian Ochoa said. “It’s a pretty exciting day. We knew it would be tough to go there. Walla Walla is a big rivalry. Our goal was to try and jump on them strong in the first inning, and we showed up pretty well offensively.

“Brenda Rodriguez pitched her tail off today. We really rode her back today and she really stepped up in the circle.”

Rodriguez threw all 12 innings, allowing two runs on 11 hits. Chambers homered twice in the opener, driving in three runs.

Ashlen Ayres added three doubles on the day for CBC.

Columbia Basin 112 71 — 12 10 0

Walla Walla 000 01 — 1 4 3

Brenda Rodriguez and M. Martinez. K. Locke, H. Freske (4), K. Erm (5) and unavailable. Highlights—CBC: Maddie Chambers 2-2, 2 HRs, 3 RBI; Bailey Walthers 2-4, RBI; Ashlen Ayres 1-4, 2B, 2 Rs; Rodriguez 2-4, 2 R, RBI; Martinez 2-2, 2B, RBI. WW: Simpson 1-2, RBI; Kim Hamilton 1-2, HR, RBI.

Columbia Basin 000 003 0 — 3 5 3

Walla Walla 001 000 0 — 1 7 2

Rodriguez and Martinez. Erm, Freske (6) and Morton. Highlights—CBC: Ayres 2-3, 2 2B; Chambers 1-3, RBI. WW: Knowles 2-3; Hudelson 1-3, 2B.

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