The Meridian softball team scored in every inning to defeat Bellingham 14-4 at home in five innings in a non-conference game Friday, March 15.
"It's good to get a W and have all the girls in the game," Meridian coach Tony Johnson said in a phone interview. "It was a good experience for them. We had four errors and they all came when they scored and we need to tighten up on D a little bit."
Meridian (1-1) was led by Angela Roderick, who batted 2 for 4 and had a double, a run and a RBI. Juliana Magliano was the winning pitcher, and also batted 2 for 3 with a run and a RBI.
The Red Raiders (0-1) were led by Yuli Buckley, Jasmine Midgley and Beth McFadden, who each had a hit.
Meridian will host Squalicum on Monday, March 18, while Bellingham travels to Blaine, both non-conference games.
MERIDIAN 14, BELLINGHAM 4 (5)
Bell 001 030 - 4 3 6
Mer 531 122 - 14 10 4
WP: Juliana Magliano (1-0). LP: Julia Latimer (0-1). Highlights: Meridian: Kendra Holmes 4 runs; Angela Roderick 2-4, 2B, run RBI; Juliana Magliano 2-3, run, RBI; McKenna Smith 2-3, run RBI; Ashley Veenstra 2-3, 2 2B, run, RBI. Bellingham: Yuli Buckley hit, Jasmine Midgley hit, Beth McFadden hit.