Lady Dolphin Softball sweeps Skagit Valley College in doubleheader

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Greta Coleman
Photo by Wilson Tsoi

By Douglas Palmer

The Shoreline Community College Lady Dolphin Softball Team’s bid to qualify for the NWAACC Softball Championship started strong today as the SCC team swept Skagit Valley College 8-0 and 10-7 in the first of 3 NWAACC Northern Region doubleheaders the SCC squad plays this week.

Game 1 - SCC exploded for 7 runs in the bottom of 3rd inning and then scored the 8th run in the bottom of the 5th to end the game via the 8 run rule.

Kelsie Mason picked up the win by tossing a four hit shutout as she struckout 2 and walked no one, she also had two hits including a homerun with 4 RBIs and a run scored. Vallen Brewer and Emilee Ronbeck had two hits each as well with each one having a double. Alexandra Ekonomakis also doubled for SCC.

Game 2 - The slugfest was a see-saw battle, with SCC jumping ahead 1-0 in the 1st inning, SVC going ahead 3-1 in the top of the 3rd, SCC regaining the lead 5-3 in the bottom of the 4th, Skagit going ahead 6-5 in the top of the 5th and Shoreline going to top for good in the bottom of the 5th, 8-6. Skagit cut the lead to 8-7 in the top of 6th, but SCC scored 2 more in the bottom of 6th to secure the 10-7 win.

Kelsie Mason
Photo by Wilson Tsoi
Alia Kelly picked up the win for SCC on the mound with Kelsie Mason getting the save, as she pitched the last two innings (after Kelly gave up a run in the 6th) and Mason did not allow a run.

Greta Coleman led the SCC offense with 3 hits, including her 7th homerun of the year and a double. Nicole Reyling, Alia Kelley, Emilee Ronbeck, Kelsie Mason and Alexandra Ekonomakis all had two hits with Reyling adding a homerun and a double with 3 RBIs and Mason & Ekonomakis adding a double each. Alexis Salcedo also had a double.

SCC is now 15-21 overall and 9-11 in the NWAACC Northern Region. Skagit Valley falls to 5-30 overall and 3-17 in the region. SCC faces Everett CC on Friday at 1:00pm at Shoreview Park. It will be sophomore day and the doubleheader may be for the final playoff spot in the NWAACC Northern Region. EVCC is playing Douglas College today in a doubleheader, if Everett loses two games today, SCC and EVCC will be tied for 4th place in the standings.


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