Meridian softball suffered a 6-5 loss to La Conner on Thursday, March 26, at La Conner in a nonconference game. La Conner won in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the seventh.
Trojans’ pitcher Emma Weg finished with four strikeouts and five walks in a complete game. Meridian also had some standout offense by Baily Haugen, who went 1 for 3 with two RBI, and Sophia Shook, who was 2 for 4 with an RBI.
“We eliminated the bad innings we had the past two games,” Meridian coach Megan Monaghan said in a phone interview. “We had a couple errors, but battled through and got the outs. We made contact, hit the ball and were smart on the bases. Emma did very well, they were having a hard time hitting her.”
Meridian plays a make-up game against Lynden at 4 p.m. Friday, March 27, at home.
La Conner 6, Meridian 5
WP: Hedlund (n/a). LP: Emma Weg (0-2). Highlights: Meridian: Bailey Haugen 1-3, 2 RBI; Sophia Shook 2-4, RBI; Madeline Gray 2-4.