WALLA WALLA, Wash. Jori Kerr homered in the first inning and Bailey Cavanagh hit a grand slam in the fifth inning for North Idaho College in a 13-5 win over Walla Walla in the first game of a Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday.
Ashlyn Winn and Taylor Anderson also homered, Grace Shimatsu went 3 for 3 with an RBI in the opener for NIC (16-8, 14-4 NWAC).
In the nightcap, Brianna Hecker hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning for the Cardinals, who fell to the Warriors 7-4 to split the twinbill. Walla Walla is 15-11, 10-8.
NIC faces Clackamas and Southwestern Oregon on Friday in Oregon City, Ore.
North Idaho 124 15 13 11 1
Walla Walla 002 12 5 7 2
Game called after 5 innings due to 8-run rule.
Madi Mott, McKenzie Wilson (5), Andrea Hoey (5) and Taylor Anderson; Rosie Cantu and Ashton Buffo. W Mott. L Cantu.
HITS: NIC Winn 2, Kerr 2, Hecker, Cavanagh, Anderson 2, Shimatsu 3. WWCC Crist, Oates, Beckstrom 2, Haskell 2, Carpenter. 2B Kerr, Haskell. HR Winn, Kerr, Cavanagh, Anderson, Beckstrom, Carpenter.
North Idaho 000 300 1 4 7 0
Walla Walla 200 302 x 7 10 1
Grace Ferres, Madi Mott (5) and Taylor Anderson; Abby Giles and Ashton Buffo. W Giles. L Ferres.
HITS: NIC Kerr, Mott 2, Hecker, Amesquita. WWCC Crist 2, Oates, Carpenter, Haskell 2, Call 2, Giles, MacDonald. 2B Crist. HR Kerr, Hecker, Carpenter.