Mountaineers' big first inning aids win

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 6, 2014 

Mount Baker's softball team got a quick start which spurred the Mountaineers to a 9-2 Northwest Conference win over Blaine on Tuesday, May 6, at Pipeline Fields.

The Mountaineers (10-5, 6-3 NWC) scored five runs in the first inning, three of which came off a hard hit down the right field line by Emily Yost, who went 3 for 5 on the day.

"Overall, it was pretty good day," Baker coach Ron Lepper said in a phone interview. "We were fortunate to get some timely hitting."

Blaine (10-7, 6-4 NWC) had eight hits, including three from Lyric Berry, who also had two stolen bases.

The Mountaineers face Squalicum on Friday, May 9, on the road. The Borderites play a doubleheader against Lynden on Thursday, May 8, at Lynden.

MOUNT BAKER 9, BLAINE 2

Mount Baker 500 002 2 - 9 12 1

Blaine 000 010 1 - 2 8 3

WP: Aleks Toivola (9-3). LP: Alexis McElwain (n/a). Highlights: Mount Baker: Emma Lallas 3-4, 2B, RBI; Emily Yost 3-5, 4 RBI; Lacey Postlewait 2-4, 2 R; Heidi Chambers 2-3, RBI. Blaine: Lyric Berry 3-4, 2 SB; Alexis McElwain 2-3; Lexi Greguski 2-4; Hanna Kiele 1-2, 2 R.

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