Ferndale’s softball team rallied behind pitcher Lauren Maley’s 10 strikeouts to take a 5-1 win over Mount Vernon on Friday, March 27, at Mount Vernon.
Abigail Bauthues was 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBI to lead the Golden Eagles on offense. Erika Ebe was also 3 for 3 with a stolen base.
Ferndale made some great plays on defense, too, coach Holly Hilton said in a phone interview. She highlighted catcher Drew Westford throwing out a base runner at second during a steal attempt.
“I think we came together with a new intensity,” Hilton added.
Ferndale had one defensive miscue, which allowed a run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.
The Golden Eagles take on Bellingham next at 4 p.m. Monday, March 30, at home.
Ferndale 5, Mount Vernon 1
WP: Lauren Maley (4-0). LP: P. Cyr (n/a). Highlights: Ferndale: Erika Ebe 3-3, SB; Abigail Bauthues 2-4, HR, 3 RBI; Kadence Kane 3-4, 2 2b; Gabby Edison 1-3, 2b; Sydney Shawler 1-3; Amanda Baker 1-4, 2b. Mount Vernon: P. Cyr 2-3; S. Kendick 1-3; B. Loy 1-3.