The Meridian softball team got out to a quick start in its 16-3 win over Squalicum in five innings in a non-conference game at Meridian High School on Monday, March 18.
"I thought we played good team defense and pitched really well through four innings," Meridian coach Tony Johnson said in a phone interview. "We walked a few in the fifth and had one error, but overall I was pleased. We tightend up the D and hit the ball."
The Trojans (2-1) were led by McKenna Smith, who hit two for three with two runs and five RBI, and Ashley Veenstra, who hit one for three with two RBI.
The Storm (0-3) was led by Lauren Eckert and Brianna Pride, who both had a hit.
Meridian travels to La Conner on Tuesday, March 19, while Squalicum hosts Bellingham, both non-conference games.
MERIDIAN 16, SQUALICUM 3 (5)
Squalicum 000 03 - 3 4 6
Meridian 376 0x - 16 8 1
WP: Juliana Magliano (2-0). LP: Lindsay Pysden (n/a). Highlights: Squalicum: Lauren Eckert hit, Brianna Pride hit, Lindsay Pysden hit, Amanda Chandler hit; Meridian: McKenna Smith 2-3, 2 run, 5 RBI; Ashley Veenstra 1-3, 2 RBI; Kendra Holmes 1-2, 3 run, RBI; Angela Roderick 2-2, 3 run , RBI.