The Lynden softball team avoided defeat in the bottom the seventh inning and grabbed the victory in the bottom of the eighth to earn a 2-1 Northwest Conference victory Monday, April 14, at Burlington-Edison.
In the bottom of the seventh, Trisha Snyder scored on a passed ball to get the Lions' first run against Burlington-Edison pitcher Riley VanderVeen, who had 12 strikeouts and one walk for the Tigers.
Mandy Warner then scored on a Burlington-Edison throwing error in the eighth to secure the win for Lynden.
Tanna Benson (3-1) struck out seven and walked one in earning the victory in the circle for the Lions.
LYNDEN 2, BURLINGTON-EDISON 1 (8)
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WP: Tanna Benson (3-1). LP: Riley VanderVeen. Highlights: Lynden: Trisha Syndar 2-3, R; Tanna Benson 2-2, 2B, Elisa Kooiman 1-3
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