The Liberty Bell High School softball team fell to league-leading, undefeated Brewster, 11-0, on April 18, but bounced back by sweeping Waterville-Mansfield in a home field double-header on Saturday (April 22).
Those two wins gave the Lady Lions a 7-3 record in league play, good for third place, and an overall record of 7-4.
Brewster dominated as it has all season. Devin Surface pitched for Liberty Bell, and was 1-for-3 at the plate.
The Lady Lions’ bats were booming against Waterville-Mansfield, as they wore out the plate with 12-6 and 21-6 wins.
Surface pitched the first game, ringing up six strike-outs, giving up just five hits and walking only one. She was also 3-for-4 at the plate with three singles.
Lauren Ochoa was also 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple, Janie McMillan was 2-for-4 with a single and a double, Ali Palm was 2-for-4 with two singles and Hailey Dammann was 2-for-2 with two singles, coach Lee Pilkinton reported.
In the second game, Liberty Bell’s pitching duties were shared by Surface and Isabella Dinsmore. It was a multiple-hit day for several Lady Lions. Surface hit 2-for-4 with a double and a single, Tommie Ochoa was 2-for-4 with a double and a single, Katie Labanauskas was 2-for-4 with a single and a triple, Lauren Ochoa was 3-for-4 with 2 doubles and a single, Janie McMillan was 2-for-4 with a triple and a single, and A’Leigh Priest was 3-for-4 with a double and a single, Pilkinton said.
The Lady Lions hosted Soap Lake on Tuesday (April 25) in their last home game before post-season play. They travel to Oroville on Saturday (April 29) for a double-header, and finish the regular season at Soap Lake next Tuesday (May 2).