Meridian's softball team held off a late charge by Friday Harbor to take a 5-4 nonconference win on Monday, April 28, at Pipeline Fields.
With the Trojans leading 5-4, Friday Harbor led off the seventh inning with a triple. Meridian pitcher Emma Weg was able to get three consecutive outs and hold the runner on third to end the game.
"It just about gave me a heart attack," Meridian coach Jordan Chambers said in a phone interview. "The girls played well, I keep pushing them to start scoring early. We're peaking at the right time."
Keana Waugh and Deborah Eigenbrood each went 2 for 3 for the Trojans. Ashley Veenstra had an RBI and a stolen base.
Meridian takes on Anacortes at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at home.
MERIDIAN 5, FRIDAY HARBOR 4
Friday Harbor 110 200 0 - 4 5 2
Meridian 022 001 x - 5 5 2
WP: Eve Castro (2-4). LP: n/a (n/a). Highlights: Meridian: Keana Waugh 2-3, 1 BB; Deborah Eigenbrood 2-3; Ashley Veenstra 0-3, 1BB, 1 RBI, 1 SB.