Lynden Christian's softball team limited its walks as it defeated Squalicum 17-2 on Monday, March 17, at Lynden Christian. Casey Luna and Allison Smit only allowed two hits and a walk in the four-inning game for the Lyncs.
"Pitching was a huge bright spot today, we made them put the ball in play," Lynden Christian coach Mitch Moorlag said in a phone interview.
Samantha Sandoz took the loss for the Storm, which gave up four hits, 16 walks and committed four errors.
"Their pitching is getting better; they had two pitchers throw today, but they struggled to find the strike zone," Moorlag said.
Kristin Zoerink was 2 for 2 with four RBI and a double for the Lyncs. Lexi Holleman went 1 for 3 with two RBI.
Squalicum's Erika Farmer was 1 for 2 with an RBI. Ruth Runge was also 1 for 1.
"Their two runs were the result of errors due to first-game jitters," Moorlag said. "We're positive they won't happen again."
Lynden Christian takes on Mount Baker at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Mount Baker. Squalicum plays Meridian at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at home.
LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 17, SQUALICUM 2 (4)
Squalicum 200 0 - 2 2 4
Lynden Christian 027 8 - 17 4 4
WP: Casey Luna (1-0). LP: Samantha Sandoz (0-1). Highlights: Squalicum: Erika Farmer 1-2, 1 rbi; Ruth Runge 1-1. LC: Kristin Zoerink 2-2, 4 rbi, 1 2b; Lexi Holleman 1-3, 2 rbi.