Meridian softball lost a heartbreaker to Friday Harbor 3-2 on Saturday, March 30, in a non-league game at Friday Harbor.
The Trojans, after taking a 2-1 lead in the fourth, ceded two runs in the bottom of the fifth, including the winning run coming off a questionable call at first base.
"We had a call that went against us at first base," Meridian coach Tony Johnson said in a phone interview. "It's just too bad we came up short because we deserved it."
Juliana Magliano pitched well despite picking up the loss, and Angela Roderick had a solid 3 for 4 day at the plate for Meridian.
"Juliana pitched a super game," Johnson said. "I was so proud of how the girls responded. That is how Meridian fastpitch plays."
Meridian (2-7, 0-3 NWC)) travels to Bellingham on Tuesday, April 9, in a Northwest Conference league game.
FRIDAY HARBOR 3, MERIDIAN 2
Meridian 001 100 2 - 2 8 1
Friday Harbor 100 020 3 - 3 6 2
WP: Melborne (NA). LP: Juliana Magliano (2-6). Highlights: Meridian: Kendra Holmes 1-4 R, Angela Roderick 3-4 RBI.