The Mount Baker softball team lost at home in a non-conference game 11-1 to Anacortes on Monday, March 25.
The Mountaineers committed two errors in the third inning with one out left and allowed seven runs to score.
"That third inning killed us," Mount Baker coach Ron Lepper said in a phone interview. "They were able to string together five hits and that along with our errors blew the game open. I thought Emily (Brandland) pitched well and competed but our defense let her down a little bit,"
Brandland fell to 1-1 overall this season.
Mount Baker (1-1 NWC, 3-1) was led by Ivy Locke, who batted 1 for 2 with a run, Megan Young, who batted 1 for 2, and Aysha Schwinden, who batted 1 for 3 with an RBI.
Mount Baker hosts Ferndale in a Northwest Conference game Tuesday, March 26.
ANACORTES 11, MOUNT BAKER 1 (5)
Anacortes 107 12 - 11 11 1
Mount Baker 000 01 - 1 3 5
WP: Liz Crookes (n/a). LP: Emily Brandland (1-1). Highlights: Mount Baker: Ivy Locke 1-2, run; Megan Young 1-2; Aysha Schwinden 1-3, RBI