In the battle in what will likely be the deciding factor for North Region title honors heading down the stretch, the Bellevue College Bulldogs swept visiting Edmonds by scores of 10-2 and 12-4. The wins not only put Bellevue in sole possession of first place in the North Region at 23-3, but the sweep also gave Bellevue the series edge, as the ‘dogs won three of four against the Tritons this year. In case the two teams tie at the end of the regular season, the nod would go to BC with the head-to-head advantage.
In the opener, the Bulldog bats were consistently hot throughout the game and had little difficulty against Edmonds’ Cecilia Robbins, who stymied BC’s offense in a Bulldog loss earlier in the year. Tori McDowell had two home runs and five RBI’s to lead the way. Meg Marino, Nashoni Boyd and Angel Prewitt all had two hits apiece as the ‘dogs had 12 hits in the shortened affair due to the run-limit rule. Boyd clubbed a two-run home run to score Marino in the bottom of the second to get things rolling for Bellevue, putting them up 2-0. McDowell then blew the game open with a three-run shot in the third. She followed up with a solo blast in the sixth. Rhaney Harris shut down a tough Edmonds offense going the distance in the circle for Bellevue.
In the nightcap, McDowell came through again with a 3-for-3 outing with five RBI’s. Her offensive output was even more critical in game two as BC was tied with Edmonds 4-4 going into the fourth before the Bulldogs put up an eight-spot in the bottom half of the inning. After two solo home runs by Edmonds tied the game in the top half, the ‘dogs had an incredible two-out rally as McDowell singled home Tatum Dow and Prewitt following an error which prolonged the disaster inning for the Tritons. Edmonds’ pitchers could not gain confidence as two walks and two singles led to a grand slam by McDowell’s twin sister, Carissa, who drove in four with her monster home run to seal the win for BC. Carissa also kept Edmonds’ hitters in check in the circle, coming in relief and throwing two shutout innings for the ‘dogs.
The sweep puts Bellevue at an NWAC-best 34-5 heading into their May 1 doubleheader as the Bulldogs host Everett for a 3:00 p.m. doubleheader.
Last Updated April 28, 2019