The Ferndale softball team had little trouble on the offensive end, defeating Squalicum 17-0 on Tuesday, April 1, at Ferndale High School in a non-conference matchup.
Lauren Maley picked up her fifth win of the season after holding the Storm scoreless while also driving in two RBI at the plate. Dana Ebe added a home run and two RBI, as well, and Amanda Baker's three-hit, three-RBI day punctuated the strong win for the Golden Eagles.
"We just were patient at the plate, and found a way to get the ball in play," Ferndale coach Holly Hilton said in a phone interview. "Everybody on the team got some playing time, and that's important."
Jessica Nellis and Beth Carter both went 1-1 for the Storm at the plate.
Ferndale next faces Mount Baker on Monday, April 7, with Squalicum next in action on Tuesday, April 8, against Burlington-Edison. Both are Northwest Conference matchups.
FERNDALE 17, SQUALICUM 0 (4)
Squalicum 000 0 - 0 2 4
Ferndale 854 X- 17 14 0
WP: Lauren Maley (5-1). LP: Samantha Sandoz (NA). Highlights: Ferndale: Dana Ebe 2-2 HR 2RBI, Scarlett Nyenhuis 3-4 RBI, Collette Brown 1-1 RBI, Lauren Maley 2-2 2RBI, Amanda Baker 3-3 3B 3RBI. Squalicum: Jessica Nellis 1-1, Beth Carter 1-1.