Baker gets home win over Nooksack Valley


Mount Baker's Aleks Toivola settled down after allowing one run in the first inning and led the Baker softball team to an 8-1 Northwest Conference win over Nooksack Valley on Wednesday, April 23, at home.

Toivola went seven innings in the circle, striking out six and walking just one Pioneer. She was also 4 for 4 on offense.

Emily Yost also went 3 for 4 with two triples, two RBI and a stolen base for the Mountaineers.

"It was one of the best games we've played all year," Mount Baker coach Ron Lepper said in a phone interview.

Lindsay Hayes went 2 for 3 with a double, a run scored and two stolen bases for the Pioneers.

Mount Baker takes on Lynden at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at home. Nooksack Valley hosts Ferndale at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Nooksack Valley Middle School.


Nooksack Valley 100 000 0 - 1 5 3

Mount Baker 400 022 0 - 8 16 0

WP: Aleks Toivola (7-1). LP: Kayla Struiksma (n/a). Highlights: NV: Lindsay Hayes 2-3, 1 2b, 1 R, 2 SB; Olivia Berkan 1-3; Katie Dykstra 1-3; Chloe Gardner 1-3, 1 RBI. MB: Aleks Toivola 4-4; Emily Yost 3-4, 2 3b, 2 RBI, 1 SB; Emma Lallas 2-4, 2 RBI; Rocky Rollins 2-4, 2 RBI.

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