In a showdown of NWAACC East Region unbeatens, the Columbia Basin College softball team fell in a doubleheader at Wenatchee Valley, 8-0 and 9-1.
CBC dropped to 13-7 overall and 6-2 in the East, while Wenatchee Valley moved to 18-2 and 8-0.
In the opener, former Kennewick standout Ashlen Ayres went 2-for-3 to lead CBC, but Wenatchee Valley went ahead 3-0 in the first inning and rolled the rest of the way.
The Knights’ Hailey Bator pitched all six innings and struck out 10, while former River View standout Haley Hess had a double.
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In the second game, which went five innings, Hess went 2-for-3. Bailey Walthers (Richland) had two of CBC’s three hits.
“They’re a good team, and today they just flat-out beat us,” CBC coach Adrian Ochoa said. “We’ll prepare a little more for the next time they come to town. We’re in second place, and we’re still sitting in a good spot.”
Columbia Basin 000 000 — 0 4 1
Wenatchee Valley 300 302 — 8 13 1
1 out when winning run scored. Brenda Rodriguez, Gabby Meza (2) and Miranda Martinez; Hailey Bator and Riliey Cullip. Highlights—Bailey Walthers (CBC) 2B; Ashlen Ayres (CBC) 2x3; Becky Wall (WV) 2x4, 2B, RBI; Sarah Goodman (WV) 2x4, 2R; Julia Rambo (WV) 2x4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Bator (WV) 6IP-10K-4H-2BB, 3x3, 2 RBIs; Alex Ellis (WV) 2x4, RBI; Haley Hess (WV) 2B.
Columbia Basin 100 00 — 1 3 2
Wenatchee Valley 420 12 — 9 11 0
Rodriguez, Meza (3) and Martinez; Kirstie Thomas and Cullip. Highlights—Walthers (CBC) 2x2; Hess (WV) 2x3; Rambo (WV) 4x4, 2 HRs; Bator (WV) 3x4.
Yakima Valley 9-6, Walla Walla 7-4: Kylie Harper (Othello) went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Ashley Van Tress (Grandview) 3-for-3 as Yakima Valley completed the East sweep at home.
Walla Walla 304 000 0 — 7 5 3
Yakima Valley 522 000 x — 9 10 8
Locke, Freske (2) and n/a; Shipley and Barnes. Highlights—Reeves (YVC) 2B, Cable (YVC) 2 2B; Barnes (YVC) 2B; Saldua (YVC) 2x4, 2B, 3 RBI.
Walla Walla 010 200 1 — 4 6 0
Yakima Valley 200 040 x — 6 15 2
Freske and Morton; Reynolds and Reeves. Highlights—Kendyl Hamilton (WW) 2x2, 2B, RBI; Kelly Morton (WW) 2B, RBI; Kylie Harper (YVC) 4x4, 2 RBI, 2R; Ashley Van Tress (YVC) 3x3; Saldua (YVC) 2x4, RBI; Boelter (YVC) 2B.