Blaines softball team benefited from a prolific 8-run second inning and took a 9-3 Northwest Conference win over Meridian on Friday, April 25, at Pipeline Fields.
Riley Miller went 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI for the Borderites. Lexi Greguski and Mikayla Deming both went 2 for 4 with a run scored.
Before the second inning I challenged them. I said, We have to jump on them early, Blaine coach Alisa Burk said in a phone interview. They were able to battle with us after that. Emma Weg did a great job in relief for them.
Weg also went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Kendra Holmes was 1 for 1 with three walks and a run scored for the Trojans.
Blaine hosts Friday Harbor at 4:15 p.m. Monday, April 28, at Pipeline Fields. Meridian plays Anacortes at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at home.
BLAINE 9, MERIDIAN 3 Meridian 000 001 2 3 4 2 Blaine 080 100 0 9 10 5 WP: Alexis McElwain (5-3). LP: Eve Castro (n/a). Highlights: Blaine: Lexi Greguski 2-4, 1 R; Riley Miller 2-3, 2 R, 1 RBI; Mikayla Deming 2-4, 1 R. Meridian: Emma Weg 2-3, 1 RBI; Kendra Holmes 1-1, 3 BB, 1 R.