YAKIMA -- Walla Walla's Dara Kosanke scattered six hits and struck out three to shut out Yakima Valley and pave the way for a 5-0, 13-6 sweep of the host Yaks in NWAACC East softball Friday.
Kosanke picked up both wins and is 19-3 on the season for the first-place Warriors, who travel to second-place Wenatchee Valley today.
Katie Martell (Kamiakin) had two doubles on the day for WWCC, which has won 18 of 19, and Brandy Knowles homered and drove in four runs in the second game.
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Dara Kosanke and Josie Verity; McKinley and Reeves. Highlights--Kelsey Locke (WW) 2B; Katie Martell (WW) 2B; Kate Hawk (WW) 2B; Kosanke (WW) 7IP-3K
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Kosanke and Verity; Marvet, Slobig (6) and Reeves. Highlights--Martell (WW) 2 2B; Kosanke (WW) 2B; Makenzee Burke (WW) 2B; Brandy Knowles (WW) 2B, HR, 4 RBI; Sami Verity (WW) 2B; Jill McDaniels (WW) HR.
Wenatchee Valley 4-10, Columbia Basin 1-1
Rae Dorcas went 5-for-7 with two doubles and five RBIs on the day, and the host Knights shut down the Hawks' hitting in an NWAACC East sweep.
Stephanie Hunter had a pair of hits in the first game and Maddie Chambers doubled in the finale for CBC, which kept the games considerably closer than the 27-3 and 21-1 losses the first time the two teams played. But the Hawks couldn't stop the Lady Knights from running their winning streak to 14 games.
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Brenda Rodriguez and Julissa Perales; Hailey Bator and Riliey Cullip. Highlights--Stephanie Hunter (CBC) 2x4, R; Bator (WVC) 2x4, 2B, R, RBI, 7IP-5H-1ER-4BB-11K; Rae Dorcas (WVC) 2x3, 2B, RBI; Cullip (WVC) 2x3, 2B.
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Wenatchee Valley 211 15 -- 10 15 1
Two outs when 10-run rule invoked
Renee Mulcare, Rodriguez (3), Shawney Garcia (5) and NA; Kirstie Thomas and Cullip. Highlights--Maddie Chambers (CBC) 2B, R; Sarah Goodman (WVC) 4x4, 2B, 2R, 2 RBI; Dorcas (WVC) 4x4, 2B, 4 RBI; McKensie Stanton (WVC) 3x3, 2 2B, 3B, 3 RBI.