Meridian’s softball team used a 17-run third inning to rally back from an eight-run deficit and defeat Squalicum 23-10 on Tuesday, March 17, at Squalicum in a nonconference game.
McKenna Smith went 4 for 6 and scored two runs for the Trojans and Emma Weg went 2 for 4 with two RBI.
Squalicum had scored eight runs in the bottom of the second before the 17-run top of the third. The Storm gave up 10 walks in that long third inning.
“You can’t win when you do that,” Squalicum coach Loran Zenonian said in a phone interview. “We only had one strikeout, so our offense is there, and base running was good. The eight-run inning was a long inning and I think our pitcher got a little cold.”
Sheffy Williams went 3 for 4 with two runs for the Storm, and Dakota Littlefield was 2 for 3 with an RBI and took the loss in the circle.
Squalicum gets a chance to rebound quickly with a game at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at La Conner. Meridian hosts Mount Baker at 4 p.m. Friday, March 20, at home.
Meridian 23, Squalicum 10
WP: Eve Castro (1-0). LP: Dakota Littlefield (0-1). Highlights: Squalicum: Sheffy Williams 3-4, 2 R; Dakota Littlefield 2-3, RBI. Meridian: McKenna Smith 4-6, 2 R; Emma Weg 2-4, 2 RBI.