Bellevue College softball made a statement that they perhaps will be the team to beat for the NWAC title after handling North Rival and highly-regarded Douglas College with 2-1 and 16-6 wins today. After a pitchers’ duel in game one between Bellevue’s Macey Sykes and Douglas’ Jessica Podskalny, the bats erupted in game two for the ‘dogs in the win that ended early after five innings due to the run rule.
In game one, Sykes, a freshman out of Kalama HS, tossed a gem spinning a four-hitter while going the complete game in the circle. The big blow came midway in the game as the Eastern Washington duo of Katie Noble (Selah HS) and Darian Olin (Ellensburg HS) had back-to-back hits to drive in two runs which was all Bellevue needed behind Sykes’ pitching.
In game two, Douglas made the mistake of pitching Podskalny again, as the Bulldog hitters made plenty of adjustments from seeing her in game one to put up seven runs in the first three innings off of her before adding another nine runs off Douglas relief pitching to build a 14-6 lead after three innings after Douglas held a 6-2 lead heading into the bottom of the third inning. Nashoni Boyd, Megan Paoli, and Tori McDowell all homered in the third. Lauren Schwartz also homered for Bellevue in the hitting spree.
The sweep over Douglas puts BC in first place in the North Region at 7-1 (18-3 overall). The Bulldogs get no sympathy in their schedule demands as they travel to Edmonds, another North Region rival, on Thursday March 29. First pitch is set for 4:00 p.m.
Last Updated April 9, 2019