Prep Baseball & Softball

Hot hitting from Pike, Berkan leads Pioneers over Trojans

Nooksack Valley’s softball team rode a seven-run fourth inning to a 13-3 win in five innings over Meridian in a Northwest Conference game on Tuesday, March 31, at Meridian.

Alexis Pike hit 3 for 4 with a pair of RBI, and Olivia Berkan was 3 for 3 with two RBI for the Pioneers.

Maddie Sampson was 1 for 3 with two RBI to lead Meridian.

Meridian coach Megan Monaghan highlighted infielder Sophia Shook, who played second and had an unassisted double play, she said in a phone interview.

Nooksack Valley hosts Blaine at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at home. Meridian hosts Squalicum at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at home.

Nooksack Valley 13, Meridian 3 (5)

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WP: Olivia Berkan (n/a). LP: Eve Castro (1-1). Highlights: Meridian: Maddie Sampson 1-3, 2 RBI; Keana Waugh 1-3; Sophia Shook 1-3. Nooksack Valley: Alexis Pike 3-4, 2 RBI; Olivia Berkan 3-3, 2 RBI; Katie Dykstra 2-4.

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