The Kamiakin softball team was on the wrong side of a border clash Friday between defending state champions.
The reigning Class 3A champion Braves fell 9-5 to Oregon Class 5A champ Pendleton at Lawrence Scott Park.
Melanie Oord went 2-for-4, and Easton Young homered for the Braves (2-1), but Kamiakin committed five errors.
Three of them came during the Buckaroos’ four-run first inning. Darian Lindsey slammed a three-run homer, and Pendleton was off and running.
“The top of their lineup killed us,” Kamiakin coach Tim Bisson said.
Lindsey and her sister Shea both finished 2-for-5, while Rayne Spencer and Kasidee Lemberger each had three hits.“There are no excuses,” Bisson said. “We didn’t play well. We will.”
Pendleton 411 120 0 — 9 12 1
Kamiakin 020 201 0 — 5 9 5
Marissa Jones, Ellie Richards (6) and Rayne Spencer; Kate Austin, Cassie Ramsey (4), Emily Benson (7) and Alexis Rodriguez, Tawny Becker (4). Highlights—Darian Lindsey (P) 2x5, 3-run HR; Kasidee Lemberger (P) 3x5, 3B; Spencer (P) 3x5, 3B; Melanie Oord (K) 2x4; Easton Young (K) HR.
CBC 11-3, BMCC 1-1: Miranda Martinez smashed a two-run walkoff home run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 2 to clinch an NWAACC doubleheader sweep for the Hawks in Pasco.
“Man, she got all of it. There was no doubt,” Columbia Basin College coach Adrian Ochoa said. “She got a pitch up in the zone and as soon as she made contact, it left in a hurry.”
Maddie Chambers went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs in an 11-1 Game 1 rout. Bailey Walthers and Joanna Quezada each added two RBIs for CBC.
BMCC 100 00 — 1 2 0
CBC 172 1x — 11 12 0
Nicole Brown and H.Spendlove; Brenda Rodriguez and Joanna Quezada. Highlights—Rodriguez (CBC) 5 IP, 1K, 2B; Bailey Walthers (CBC) 2x2, 2B, 2 RBI; Ashlen Ayers (CBC) 2B; Maddie Chambers (CBC) 2x3, 2B, HR, 4 RBI; Kelsey Randich (CBC) 2B; Quezada (CBC) 2x2, 2B, 2 RBI; Hannah Sams (CBC) 2B, Miranda Martinez (CBC) 2x3.
BMCC 100 000 0 0— 1 6 0
CBC 000 010 02 — 3 4 0
Two outs when winning run scored. Shelbee Wills and Spendlove; Rodriguez, Gabby Meza (4) and Quezada. Highlights—Ayers (CBC) 2B; Chambers (CBC) 2B; Martinez (CBC) HR, 2 RBI.