PASCO -- The Columbia Basin College softball team got off to a rocky start Friday in Pasco but managed to keep Blue Mountain Community College winless in the NWAACC East Region with a 7-6, 13-5 doubleheader sweep.
The Hawks (14-8, 7-3) committed three errors in the opener but were helped along by the hitting prowess of Breann Feser. The Kamiakin High School product went 3-for-3 in the opener and had five hits on the day.
Debbie Molsbarger (Connell) gave up 11 hits but struck out four to pick up the Game 1 victory.
In Game 2, with the score 5-5 in the bottom of the fifth, pinch hitter Eva Grassl (Connell) smacked a two-out, two-run home run for the Hawks. An inning later, Molsbarger hit a three-run homer to invoke the eight-run rule.
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Taylor Bakos (Kennewick) gave up three runs in the first inning but settled down to pitch a complete game for the Hawks.
Blue Mountain 012 030 0 -- 6 11 0
Columbia Basin 013 210 0 -- 7 14 3
Jordan Bennett and Kendel Weber; Debbie Molsbarger and Chani Brisby. Highlights--Jamie Paxton (BMCC) 1 single, HR; Kayla Nelson (BMCC) HR; Weber (BMCC) HR; Breann Feser (CBC) 3x3, 2B; Breezy Lounsbury (CBC) 3 singles.
Blue Mountain 300 110 -- 5 6 4
Columbia Basin 102 073 -- 13 13 2
Hailey Hudson, N/A (4) and Weber; Taylor Bakos and Brisby. Highlights--Paxton (BMCC) 2B; Kaylee Heyne (BMCC) 2B; Weber (BMCC) HR; Amanda Hall (CBC) 2B, HR; Molsbarger (CBC) 3-run HR; Eva Grassl (CBC) 2-run HR; Feser (CBC) 2x3.
WWCC 11-9, TVCC 9-8
Dara Kosanke was 6-for-8 on the day and struck out five in a Game 1 win as Walla Walla Community College swept visiting Treasure Valley in an NWAACC East doubleheader.
Treasure Valley 100 143 0 -- 9 9 1
Walla Walla 430 040 x -- 11 12 5
Hutchison, Christman (2) and Harrison; Kosanke and Winston. Highlights--Kosanke (WW) 4x4, 5K; McDaniels (WW) 2x3, 2B.
Treasure Valley 160 010 0 -- 8 14 3
Walla Walla 022 230 x -- 9 14 5
Garn, Christman (4) and Harrison; Bobadilla, Martell (2, W), Kosanke (6, S) and Winston. Highlights--Kosanke (WW) 2x4, 2B; Pearson (WW) 3x3.