The Blaine softball team rode a four-run first inning en route to a 5-3 win over Sehome on Tuesday, April 23, in a Northwest Conference matchup.
"Right from the get-go, we were able to jump on them in the first inning," Blaine coach Alisa Burk said in a phone interview. "It was a great day for hitting."
Selena Pai and Mikayla Deming combined to go 4 for 6 with a double, triple, two runs and three RBI. Ashley Bolick had another strong performance in the circle, picking up her eighth win of the season in a complete-game performance.
Sehome nearly mounted a comeback after scoring three in the top of the sixth, but the Borderites answered with a run of their own to seal the win.
Sehome (4-8, NWC 2-5) hosts Bellingham on Wednesday, April 24, while Blaine (9-4, 5-3) travels to Friday Harbor on Thursday, April 25.
BLAINE 5, SEHOME 3
Sehome 000 003 0 - 3 5 0
Blaine 400 001 0 - 5 11 4
WP: Ashley Bolick (8-4). LP: Mallory Kruzich (NA). Highlights: Sehome: Morgan Henry 2-2 R 2RBI 2B, Rachel Albert 1-3 R. Blaine: Selena Pai 2-3 R RBI 3B, Mikayla Deming 2-3 R 2RBI 2B, Margaret Williams 2-3.