Big Bend Softball wins 8th-straight; leads NWAC East Region

Big Bend softball won its 8th-straight game this weekend.

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Inclement early-season weather kept the Big Bend softball team on the road for the entire first half of the season, but now the Vikings are getting some time in front of the home crowd in what has become an extremely busy second half of the season. Between Sunday (April 21) and Saturday (April 27), BBCC played four doubleheaders and picked up 8-consecutive wins.

This week, the Vikings will host 3 doubleheaders in a pivotal NWAC East Region stretch. Big Bend (19-5) has a bullseye on its back as they sit on top of the region standings and will welcome Walla Walla (Tuesday, April 30), Columbia Basin (Friday, May 3), and Yakima Valley (Saturday, May 4) all to the BBCC campus this week. They will close out their regular season schedule against Wenatchee on Friday, May 10th.

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Friday, April 26th

BBCC 9, Blue Mountain 2

Sophomore right-hander Bailey Christensen picked up her 12th win of the season scattering 7 hits over 7 innings of work and issuing just 2 walks while striking out 3 hitters.

At the plate, Maya Saneishi (double) and Lynsey Valverde (2 RBIs) each racked-up 3 hits and Riley Newbold added a pair of hits that included a home run and drove in 2 runs.

BBCC 8, Blue Mountain 7

Christensen would pick up another win (13th) in Game 2 in a relief appearance of Alyssa Ray who worked the first 6 innings and exited the Game trailing 7-6.

Big Bend's offense would score 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to pull out the win.

Maya Saneishi led off the inning with a single and Hanna Reid drove her in with an RBI-double. Aubree Barney would then provide the walk-off win scoring Reid with an RBI-single.

Saneishi (scored 2 runs), Lynsey Valverde (double, 2 RBIs), Reid, and Barney (double, 3 RBIs) each had multiple hits for the Vikings.

Saturday, April 27th

BBCC 13, Treasure Valley 5

Bailey Christensen would earn her third win of the weekend (14th of the season) giving up just 4 hits over 5 innings of work.

At the plate, leadoff hitter Maya Saneishi delivered a great effort with 4 hits and 3 RBIs. Lynsey Valverde, Hanna Reid (home run, RBI),  Aubree Barney (double, 2 RBIs), Taryn Matthews (2 doubles, 4 RBIs), and Dakota Egbert each had a pair of hits.

BBCC 14, Treasure Valley 5

Alyssa Ray earned her 11th win of the season on the mound with the 5-inning win over TVCC. Ray scattered 6 hits and struck out 2 batters in the victory while walking just 2.

Offensively, Maya Saneishi (double, 2 RBIs) and Lynsey Valverde (2 doubles, 3 RBIs) each had 3 hits with Taryn Matthews (double, RBI) adding 2.