Softball Opens Season With Two Wins

With cold temperatures in the air, the Bellevue College Bulldogs hitters were hot this weekend as the squad put up 32 runs in their two wins this weekend in season-opening play at Bellevue. Bellevue defeated Clackamas 22-14 on Saturday before topping Lower Columbia last night 10-2.

In the Clackamas game, the ‘dogs wasted no time by putting up 13 runs in their first inning of the season. Clackamas made it somewhat of a game by putting up 12 runs in the final three innings to make the game 18-14 before BC put up four in the bottom of the sixth to seal the win. Maddy Trout was 4-for-5 with a double and a triple and three RBI’s. Tori McDowell made her college debut going 3-for-4 with four RBI’s and a home run. Tatum Dow continued her offensive onslaught from last year by bringin in four RBI’s as well.

In the first inning offensive explosion, a bases-loaded three RBI triple by Angel Prewitt and a three-run home run by freshman Megan Paoli were the big blows to Clackamas.

In the win over Lower Columbia, the Bulldogs faced stiffer competition as Lower Columbia pitcher Caitlyn Grogan proved to be challenging to figure out, striking out eight Bulldogs. Down 2-1 in the fourth, Bellevue finally pieced things together on the offensive front. Katie Noble, Mak Akers, and Dow all had key hits as Noble and Dow both had two RBI hits. Meg Marino hit a three-RBI home run in the fifth to put the game away. Prewitt went 2-for-2 to pace the Bulldogs. Rhaney Harris bounced back from the high-scoring game on Saturday with a brilliant compete game effort in the circle, allowing only three hits and walked only two in the game.

Bellevue’s other games against Clackamas and Lower Columbia were rained out as the three teams, along with Everett who also participated in the tourney, battled inclement weather all weekend.

The Bulldogs play at home along with Edmonds and SW Oregon in a similar-type round-robin affair this weekend this Saturday March 2 at 11:00 a.m.


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Last Updated February 25, 2019