The Ferndale softball team mounted a strong surge late to defeat Meridian 12-2 on Friday, April 26, in a Northwest Conference matchup at Ferndale.
After Meridian scored in the top of the fifth to tie it up 2-2, the Golden Eagles strung together 10 runs over the next two innings to pull away.
"They had some errors, and we strung a bunch of hits together," Ferndale coach Holly Hilton said in a phone interview.
Abby Bauthues was key to the late-inning onslaught, going 3 for 3 with a double and a home run. Collette Brown also chipped in a two-run home run of her own.
"It was a struggle up until the home runs happened," Hilton said. "That loosened people up."
Both Ferndale (7-2 NWC, 11-6) and Meridian (2-7 NWC, 4-10) play on Tuesday, April 30, with the Golden Eagles traveling to Squalicum and the Trojans hosting Burlington-Edison. Both are NWC matchups.
FERNDALE 12, MERIDIAN 2 (6)
Meridian 000 110 - 2 6 4
Ferndale 100 137 - 12 16 1
WP: Lauren Maley (7-3). LP: Juliana Magliano (NA). Highlights: Meridian: Kendra Holmes 1-3 2B, Madeline Gray 2-3 2B SB Juliana Magliano 1-3 2B. Ferndale: Jacquelyn Anderson 3-4 SB, Scarlett Nyenhuis 2-4 SB, Collette Brown 1-3 2RBI HR, Abby Bauthues 3-3 2B HR,