Nooksack Valley's softball team scored early and often in a 20-1 win over Squalicum in four innings in a Northwest Conference game on Monday, April 28, at Squalicum.
Kayla Struiksma picked up the win on the mound for Nooksack and went 3 for 3 at the plate with three runs and two RBI.
"Nooksack had good pitchers and they played good defense," Squalicum coach Loren Zenonian said in a phone interview. "We couldn't get an offense going, which has been improved lately. ... I never saw my players give up, which is what you can ask for."
Dakota Littlefield and Hailey Linville recorded Squalicum's two hits.
Nooksack Valley (6-8, 2-5 NWC) plays Burlington-Edison on Thursday, May 1, at Nooksack Valley Middle School. Squalicum (0-14, 0-7 NWC) faces Blaine on Thursday at Pipeline Fields.
NOOKSACK VALLEY 20, SQUALICUM 1 (4)
Nooksack Valley 625 7- 20 17 1
Squalicum 001 0- 1 2 3
WP: Kayla Struiksma (n/a). LP: Samantha Sandoz (0-10). Highlights: Nooksack: Brianna Turner 2-2, 4 R, 4 RBI; Kayla Struiksma 3-3, 3 R, 2 RBI; Cassidy Zylstra 3-4, 2 R. Squalicum: Dakota Littlefield 1-2, R, Hailey Linville 1-2.