The Mount Baker softball team scored early and late and got a solid effort from Aleks Toivola in a 7-4 victory over Sehome on Tuesday, April 16, at Frank Geri Fields.
The Mountaineers were tied with the Mariners 4-4 until tacking on three more runs in the top of the seventh to walk away with the win and improve to 3-2 in the Northwest Conference and 6-4 overall.
Toivola (5-3) struck out nine and walked one to earn the victory and was 2 for 3 from the plate.
Lacey Postlewait was 3 for 5 with two RBI, Tawni Galbraith was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI and Emily Brandland was 2 for 4 with an RBI.
"(Sehome) got some runs early but (Toivola) settled down a little bit," Baker coach Ron Lepper said in a phone interview, "and we played some pretty good defense behind her."
Mount Baker travels to Lynden for a Northwest Conference game Thursday, April 18, while Sehome (2-4, 4-7) hosts Bellingham on Friday, April 19.
MOUNT BAKER 7, SEHOME 4
Mount Baker 012 100 3 - 7 11 3
Sehome 202 000 0 - 4 9 4
WP: Aleks Toivola (5-3). LP: Mallory Kruzich. Highlights: Mount Baker: Lacey Postlewait 3-5, 2 RBI; Aleks Toivola 2-3; Tawni Galbraith 2-4, 2B, RBI; Emily Brandland 2-4, RBI. Sehome: Gabby Gorosave 2-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI; Hallie Messenger 3-4; Meagan McIntyre 2-4, 2B.