It took awhile for Lynden Christian's softball team to get its bats going, but once it started it didn't stop in a 14-1 Northwest Conference win over Squalicum in five innings on Monday, May 12, at Lynden Christian.
The Lyncs (10-7, 4-6 NWC) left five runners on base in the first two innings, but started putting runs on the board in masses in the third inning, plating five, and the fourth, scoring seven.
"In the third inning, the hits started accumulating," LC coach Mitch Moorlag said in a phone interview. "Hitting is a contagious thing."
Shelby Brown led the way for the Lyncs with three hits, including a double and a triple, and 3 RBI.
"She had some really good at bats," Moorlag said.
In the circle, Kasey Luna picked up her eighth win of the year, striking out five in the process.
"She did a great job," Moorlag said. "She pounded the strike zone and is really starting to trust her defense behind her. The exciting thing was we had no errors and we're proud of that."
Squalicum (0-19, 0-11 NWC) got five hits in the game, including one each by Erika Farmer and Elizabeth Carter.
LC faces Nooksack Valley on Wednesday, May 14, on the road. Squalicum plays Anacortes on Thursday, May 15, at home.
LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 14, SQUALICUM 1 (5)
Squalicum 000 01 - 1 5 2
Lynden Chr. 005 72 - 14 14 0
WP: Kasey Luna (8-6). LP: Dakota Littlefield (n/a). Highlights: Squalicum: Erika Farmer 1-2, Elizabeth Carter 1-1. LC: Shelby Brown 3-3, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI; Lexi Holleman 3-3, 3B, 2 RBI; Karley De Jager 2-3, RBI.