Viking softball drops 2 games to Treasure Valley before rebound with two wins against Blue Mt.

Big Bend dropped two games to Treasure Valley over the weekend before rebounding with two wins over Blue Mountain.
Big Bend dropped two games to Treasure Valley over the weekend before rebounding with two wins over Blue Mountain.

By RODNEY HARWOOD of the COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD

MOSES LAKE — Talk about your bad days. The Big Bend softball team found a way to extend that two-game losing streak to four games after blowing up in the second game of Friday's doubleheader with Treasure Valley.

The Vikings (10-9, 1-4 NWAC East) squandered two grand slams in the same inning, only to watch a seven-run lead in the top of the seventh melt when the Chukars erased it all with three two-out home runs, sending 11 batters to the plate, producing eight runs to complete the NWAC East sweep with a 13-12 victory. The Chukars (5-7, 5-1 NWAC East) won the opener 14-5 with three home runs, including a grand slam.

First-year Big Bend coach Michael Garoutte said he was too emotional following the second game to grant an interview.

The Big Bend NWAC East schedule is set up as such that the Vikings could ill afford to lose at home, let alone the four-game skid they are currently on.

They finish up the March schedule at Columbia Basin and Yakima Valley, then host Walla Walla (April 3) and Yakima Valley (April 8). From there, they don't return home again until May.

For the full story, please visit the Columbia Basin Herald website HERE!