Ferndale's softball team hit back to back homers in the fifth inning to tie it up and eventually went on to defeat Burlington-Edison 9-8 in a Northwest Conference matchup on Friday, April 11, at Burlington-Edison.
Kadence Kane and Abigail Bauthues combined for the home runs to put Ferndale on the right track.
"We came out confident but things just weren't right," Ferndale coach Holly Hilton said in a phone interview. "When we got the two home runs, it fired us back up and we relaxed."
Lauren Maley was credited with the win, her eighth of the season. She struck out six in seven innings, walking only one.
Ferndale (8-1, NWC 3-0) plays Sedro-Woolley on Monday, April 14, at home.
FERNDALE 9, BURLINGTON-EDISON 8
Ferndale 310 122 0 - 9 13 3
Burlington-Ed. 231 100 1 - 8 10 2
WP: Lauren Maley (8-1). LP: Riley Vander Viend (n/a). Highlights: Ferndale: Scarlett Nyenhuis 3-5, 2B, RBI; Kadence Kane 1-3, 2 RBI, HR; Abigail Bauthues 2-4, 2B, HR, RBI; Lauren Maley 2-4, 3 RBI, 2B, SB.