Alexis McElwain hit a three-run home run in the first inning and Blaine's softball team held off Sehome 6-3 in a Northwest Conference game on Tuesday, April 29, at Frank Geri Fields.
"They came out early, ready to go. We came out a little flat," Sehome coach Jim Emerson said in a phone interview. "We just never really got back up."
McElwain also picked up the win in the circle for her team, striking out five and walking seven.
Morgan Henry hit a homer - her third in two games - for the Mariners as she went 2 for 2.
Blaine (9-5, 5-3 NWC) plays Squalicum on Thursday, May 1, at Pipeline Fields. Sehome (5-9, 4-4 NWC) faces Lake Washington on Saturday, May 3, on the road.
BLAINE 6, SEHOME 3
Blaine 301 200 0 - 6 11 1
Sehome 020 010 0 - 3 5 0
WP: Alexis McElwain (n/a). LP: Mallorie Kruzich (5-9). Highlights: Blaine: Alexis McElwain 2-4, 1 R, 3 RBI, HR; Sehome: Morgan Henry 2-2, 1 R, RBI, HR, 2 BB; Rebecca Miksovsky 1-3, RBI.