Sehome and Blaine wasted no time opening up a slugfest in Northwest Conference softball action on Thursday, May 7, at Frank Geri Fields. The Mariners’ 10 runs in the first were too much for their opponents to overcome in a 15-7 win.
After Blaine’s Mikayla Deming blasted a three-run home run with two outs in the first inning, Sehome responded with 10 runs of its own in the bottom half of the inning.
“(Deming’s homer) really sparked us,” Sehome coach Jim Emerson said in a phone interview. “We got our first two on and it just flowed from there. We ended up sending 14 hitters to the plate that first inning.”
Maddy Bryan just about filled the stat sheet on her own, as she led the Mariners by going 3 for 4 with three runs scored, six RBI, a double and a pair of homers.
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Bryan was one of seven Sehome seniors celebrating senior day. Those home runs were her first two of the season, Emerson said.
The Borderites’ Deming finished 2 for 4 with two runs, four RBI, a double and a home run. Lexi Greguski was also 3 for 4 with two runs scored for Blaine.
Megan Bayless and Gabby Gorosave, two more Sehome seniors, also had success at the plate. Bayless was 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI, and Gorosave was 2 for 4 with pairs of runs, two doubles and an RBI.
Sehome plays again at 4 p.m. Monday, May 11, in a doubleheader at Ferndale. Blaine hosts Meridian at 4:30 p.m. the same day.
Sehome 15, Blaine 7
WP: Mallory Kruzich (10-3). LP: Lyric Berry (n/a). Highlights: Sehome: Megan Bayless 2-4, 2 R, RBI; Gabby Gorosave 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 2b; Morgan Henry 2-2, R, RBI; Maddy Bryan 3-4, 3 R, 6 RBI, 2 HR, 2b. Blaine: Lexi Greguski 3-4, 2 R; Mikayla Deming 2-4, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2b, HR.