By Andie Holmberg
The Times 

Lady Bulldogs Sweep Mabton, LWK

With hot bats and strong pitching, Dayton outscores opponents 100-2 over four games

 

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Dayton Pitcher Savannah McFarland unleashes a pitch during a game last year.

DAYTON – In two double-headers over the past week, The Dayton softball team came away with four wins, allowing only two runs.

Dayton hosted the Mabton Vikings on April 10 and shut them out twice, winning 19-0 and 23-0. Both games were ended after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

In the first game Dayton had the hot bats, scoring 13 runs in the second inning as they went on to dominate. Heidi Dobbs led the Bulldogs in RBI's with four on two hits. Megan Robins and Kaleigh White each had two hits including a double each.

In game two, the Bulldogs again punished the Vikings, scoring all 23 runs in the third and fourth innings.

The pitching of Robins and Savannah McFarland was solid over the two games, with Dayton allowing just one hit and 22 strikeouts. The Lady Bulldogs played cleanly and had no errors on the day. They scored 23 runs on 16 hits.

Robins and White both hit for doubles and Scully Castorena smacked a triple. Robins had four RBI's on two hits, and Castorena racked up three RBI's on two hits. Kira Boggs had three hits.

"We had solid pitching from both Megan and Savannah, with no miscues behind them on defense," said Dayton Assistant Coach Desirae Jones. "This was a good showing for our girls; it helped show them what they are capable of."

Game 1

Mabton 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 runs 0 hits 4 errors

Dayton 2 13 0 4 - 19 runs 10 hits 0 errors

Dayton battery: Megan Robins and Heidi Dobbs, Destiny Brincken (5)

Dayton hits: Tatumn Laughery, Mia Becker, Hanna Becker, Heidi Dobbs 2, Megan Robins 2, Savannah McFarland, Kaleigh White 2

Dayton 2B: Robins, White

Game 2

Mabton 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 runs 1 hit 4 errors

Dayton 0  0 6 17 - 23 runs 16 hits 0 errors

Mabton battery: Zavala and Ahumada

Dayton battery: Savannah McFarland and Heidi Dobbs

Mabton hit: Garzon

Dayton hits: Elise Steinhoff, Mia Becker 2, Hanna Becker 2, Megan Robins 2, Heidi Dobbs, Scully Castorena 2, Kaleigh White 2, Savannah McFarland, Kira Boggs 3

Dayton 2B: Robins, White

Dayton 3B: Castorena

Dayton 36, 22; LWK 0,2

The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Lyle Saturday to take on Lyle/Wishram/Klickitat in a double header.

In the first game, Dayton beat LWK 36-0 in five innings, with no errors. Dayton's bats were especially hot in the first two innings, as the Bulldogs scored a total of 27 runs.

Heidi Dobbs had six RBI's on two hits, with Tatumn Laughery going three-for-four with five RBI's. Hannah Becker went five for six at the plate, with two triples. Mia Becker and Laughery had a double each, and Megan Robins came in with four hits.

In the second game, the Lady Bulldogs beat Lyle 22-2, getting 11 hits and committing two errors. Dayton scored in every inning, but blew the game wide open in the seventh inning, when they scored 14 runs. Megan Robins went three-for-five at the plate, with five RBI's, followed by Dobbs going two-for-four, including a triple and four RBI's. Castorena went three-for-four in the second game.

"The Dawgs hit well in the first game and had zero errors on defense," said Jones. "Our bats didn't come alive in the second game until the seventh inning, and the Cougars made it a game until then."

The Lady Bulldogs are now 4-2 in league play and 5-4 overall.

Game 1

Dayton 17 10 0 6 3 - 36 runs 23 hits 0 errors

LWK 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 runs 1 hit 6 errors

Dayton battery Megan Robins and Heidi Dobbs

LWK battery Tompkins, Miller (1) and Rubio

Dayton hits: Tatumn Laughery 3, Mia Becker 2, Hanna Becker 5x6, Heidi Dobbs 2 with 6 RBIs, Megan Robins 4, Scully Castorena 3, Kaleigh White 2, Destiny Brincken, Kira Boggs

LWK hits: Contreas

Dayton 2B: Laughery, Mia Becker

Dayton 3B: Hanna Becker 2

Game 2

Dayton 1 1 2 1 1 2 14 - 22 runs 11 hits 2 err.

LWK 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 runs 6 hits 6 errors

Dayton battery Savannah McFarland and Kira Boggs, Heidi Dobbs (4)

LWK battery Miller and Rubio

Dayton hits: Tatumn Laughery, Heidi Dobbs 2, Megan Robins 3, Savannah McFarland, Scully Castorena 3, Kaleigh White

LWK hits: Contreas, Tompkins, Robertson, Tuthill, Jones, Fink

Dayton 2B: Robins, Castorena 2

LWK 2B: Contreas

Dayton 3B: Heidi Dobbs

 

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