Collins’ pitching guides South Whidbey softball

  • Sun Apr 26th, 2015 12:00am
  • Sports

So far, so good for South Whidbey softball against Cedar Park Christian after the Falcons beat the Eagles for the second time this season.

South Whidbey edged the home team in Bothell 6-2 behind the performance of freshman pitcher Mackenzee Collins. She struck out 10 batters and gave up four hits and one walk with no earned runs.

The Falcons (3-9 Cascade Conference, 4-9 overall) limited their fielding errors from previous games with five in the game.

In the third inning, South Whidbey jumped ahead 2-0 and padded its lead to 3-0 in the sixth. Cedar Park (0-11 conference, 1-12 overall) rallied to trail 3-2 going into the seventh inning.

South Whidbey scored insurance runs in the final frame to lead 6-2 before Collins put away the game. Falcon sophomore Kacie Hanson had two RBI with a double, and junior Leah Merrow had one RBI. Senior Chloe Huffman also hit a double.

The Falcons’ next home game is Friday, May 1 against Cedarcrest.