Benson leads Lions to 12-1 win

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 11, 2013 

The Lynden softball team scored 11 runs in the third inning to defeat Orcas Island 12-1 in five innings in a non-conference game at home Friday, May 10.

"Orcas is a really good small school team," Lynden coach Steve Petersen said in a phone interview. "We swang the bats well and were able to play a bunch of our young kids. Orcas played good defense, threw strikes and put the ball in play. It was a good game."

Mandy Warner went 2 for 3 with two runs, Hannah Rothwell went 3 for 3 with four RBI and Destinee Matter went 2 for 4 with three RBI for the Lions (16-4). Tanna Benson earned the win and went 3 for 3 with three RBI.

Lynden will begin play in the Class 2A District 1/2 Tournament on Wednesday, May 15, against Cedarcrest at Bender Fields.

LYNDEN 12, ORCAS ISLAND 1 (5)

Orcas 000 01 - 1 4 2

Lynden 10(11) 0x - 12 13 3

WP: Tanna Benson (2-1). LP: Garcia. Highlights: Lynden: Mandy Warner 2-3, 2 runs; Hannah Rothwell 3-3, 4 RBI, 2 2B, 3B; Tanna Benson 3-3, 3 RBI; Destinee Matter 2-4, 3 RBI, 3B

Reach ANDREW LANG at andrew.lang@bellinghamherald.com or call ext. 862.

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