Moses Lake softball collects 4 wins over the weekend

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Connor Vanderweyst/Columbia Basin Herald Moses Lake's Michelle Turner heads to third base against East Valley (Yakima).

MOSES LAKE — Rain or shine, home or away, league or non-league, Moses Lake continued to collect wins over the weekend.

The Chiefs improved to 4-0 in the Columbia Basin Big Nine after sweeping Davis in Yakima 15-0 and 23-0 on Friday. The following day, the Chiefs picked up a pair of non-league wins after beating East Valley (Yakima) 14-4 and Marysville-Pilchuck 11-0.

“We’re better than them,” head coach Mike Hofheins said of Davis. “The fear with that is you show up and you can overlook them, don’t play crisp, but I was actually super pleased with how sharp we were and crisp and focused. You get up by 15 runs and it’s easy sometimes to mentally let up and we were the opposite of that.

“That was probably the best I’ve seen them in terms of remaining focused the entire time.”

Senior outfielder Brooklyn Bailey was especially locked in against the Pirates.

Bailey totaled 10 RBIs in the doubleheader, including a 7-RBI eruption in Game 2. After four consecutive walks to start the game, Bailey launched a grand slam over the left field fence. She added a 2-run triple in the second inning.

“A grand slam and triple was kind of a good way to start that game,” Hofheins understated.

Harley Raymond tripled twice in Game 1 against the Pirates and Hadleigh Cranston and Gina Skinner pitched a combined shutout. Raymond and Savannah Ashley combined to pitch a no-hitter in Game 2.

Moses Lake jumped on East Valley early and led 6-1 after two innings.

However, the margin could have been much different as Ashley worked her way out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning with three consecutive strikeouts.

“We showed a lot of resilience,” Hofheins said. “We got in a little bit of a jam early, got out of it. The weather is kind of an adverse situation — the girls don’t flinch.”

Madison Olson blasted a 2-run double off the center field wall and Laurissa Martinez followed with an RBI single in the first inning. Martinez continued to swing a hot bat later in the game when she highlighted Moses Lake’s 7-run fourth inning with a bases-clearing double.

“We hit strikes hard,” Hofheins said. “Not only were we working deep counts, but we were hitting the ball hard. Even our ground ball outs were hard so that’s good to see.”

Gina Skinner scattered four hits in six innings against the Tomahawks. Once again, the Chiefs took a 4-run lead after the first inning and ended the affair early with five runs in the bottom of the sixth. Bailey capped the offensive output with a walk-off 3-run homer to left field.

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