NIC softball: Cardinals sweep CCS for second time in three days
COEUR d’ALENE — Aleksya Batoon hit a grand slam in the second inning of the opener, and the North Idaho College Cardinals went on to sweep the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch 17-9 and 17-15 in Northwest Athletic Conference softball Sunday at Memorial Field.
Taylor Fry and Kacey Davis each hit two-run homers for NIC (5-2, 5-0 NWAC), and Audrey Walker added a solo shot. Davis also hit a two-run double in the first inning.
In the second game, Hope Shimatsu’s sacrifice fly in the sixth inning broke a 15-all tie for NIC.
Taryn Vanderwiel hit a pair of two-run homers and finished with four hits for the Cardinals, who swept CCS on Friday in Spokane, and Fry hit a three-run homer.
NIC plays host to Treasure Valley Community College of Ontario, Ore., in doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday.
CCS 021 24 — 9 12 x
NIC 573 2x — 17 15 x
Game called in 5th inning due to 8-run rule.
C. Rose, S. Shores (2) and P. Pintler; Jadyn Raley-Jones and Hope Shimatsu, Sophie Nash (4).
HITS: CCS — Fonnesbeck 2, Robison 2, Buchholz 2, Longoria 2, Reid, Pintler 2, Shores. NIC — G. Shimatsu 2, H. Shimatsu 2, Nash, Vanderwiel, Hull, Fry 2, Ribordy, Davis 2, Walker, Batoon, Escalante. 2B — Pintler, G. Shimatsu, Davis, Escalante. HR — Buchholz, Longoria, Pintler, Fry, Davis, Walker, Batoon.
CCS 520 152 0 — 15 16 x
NIC 626 012 — 17 20 x
S. Shores, No. 18 (2), Shores (3) and P. Pintler; Amanda Curry, Jadyn Raley-Jones (2) and Hope Shimatsu.
HITS: CCS — Shores 3, Durham, Longoria 2, Robison 5, Pintler 2, Buchholz 2, Fonnesbeck. NIC — G. Shimatsu 2, Vanderwiel 4, Fry, Ribordy 4, Davis 2, Walker, Batoon 2, Escalante 4. 2B — Shores 2, Robison, Ribordy 2, Batoon, Escalante. HR — Pintler, Buchholz, Fonnesbeck. Vanderwiel 2, Fry.