The Ferndale softball team had runners on second and third with one out in the bottom of the seventh, but couldn't manage a tying run in a 4-3 loss to Burlington-Edison on Friday, March 29, at Ferndale in a Northwest Conference league game.
Lauren Maley picked up the loss in the circle, but Ferndale coach Holly Hilton liked what she saw from her sophomore pitcher.
"Lauren is starting to hit her spots, and she's battling," Hilton said in a phone interview. "She is pitching a much better game now."
Jacquelyn Anderson went 2 for 4, and Kadence Kane had a double for the Golden Eagles.
Ferndale's next game is at Squalicum on Tuesday, April 2, in a non-conference game.
BURLINGTON-EDISON 4, FERNDALE 3
B-E 000 103 0 - 4 4 3
Ferndale 100 000 2 - 3 4 3
WP: Riley Vanderveen (x-x). LP: Lauren Maley (0-3). Highlights: Ferndale: Jacquelyn Anderson 2-4, Kadence Kane 1-3 2B.