The Lynden softball team started out strong and scored 12 runs in the first inning as it beat Bellingham 29-0 in a Northwest Conference game Tuesday, March 26, in five innings.
"Bellingham is young and inexperienced and they battled and made us put the ball in play a lot," Lynden coach Steve Petersen said in a phone interview. "That's kind of the story of the game. We put it in play and played hard and scored some runs. What impressed me most was how Bellingham battled till the last strike."
The Red Raiders (0-2 NWC, 0-7) were led by Beth McFadden, who batted 1 for 2.
Lynden was led by Trisha Snydar, who batted 3 for 4, and Destinee Matter, who batted 2 for 2.
Brooke Bonsen earned the win for the Lions (2-0 NWC, 5-3) and improved to 5-2.
LYNDEN 29, BELLINGHAM 0 (5)
Lynden (12)81 53 - 29 15 0
Bellingham 000 00 - 0 1 5
WP: Brooke Bonsen (5-2). LP: Amaya Johnson (n/a). Highlights: Lynden: Trisha Snydar 3-4, Destinee Matter 2-2. Bellingham: Beth McFadden 1-2.