Unless there is some craziness that happens throughout the week, the Vikings softball team will most likely be a part of the 16-team Northwest Athletic Conference playoff picture.
The Vikings softball team won three straight on Friday and Saturday and were riding high headed into their final game of the weekend but finished off the longest road stretch of the year on a sour note getting shutout for the first time this season.
Big Bend Community College freshman pitcher Bailey Christensen scattered eight hits and held No. 6 Walla Walla to just four runs to lead the Vikings to an 8-4 win in the opener Tuesday afternoon on the road, but couldn't pull off the road sweep after falling behind early in Game 2.
The Big Bend Softball team began a road stretch this weekend that has them scheduled for six-consecutive dates away from Moses Lake. The trip began with visits to North Idaho and Spokane and saw the Vikings drop 4-of-5 games to begin the late-season stretch.
After a monster showing at the plate during her last four games, Lynsey Valverde, Big Bend's Freshman shortstop, was named the Northwest Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week!