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Lady Vikings demolish Klickitat

KLICKITAT - What a performance from the Mabton High School fastpitch team yesterday! The Lady Vikings were unrelenting in their twin bill sweep of Klickitat.

Mabton whipped the Lady Vandals 24-1 in the opener and then took the nightcap 27-12. The Lady Vikes had a combined 36 hits in the game.

"The girls are on a roll," said Mabton Coach Jesus Sustaita. "The girls did a great job of hitting."

The two big innings for the Lady Vikings in the opener was an eight-run second inning and an 11-run fourth.

Michelle Tellez went 3-for-4 at the plate for Mabton in the opener with a grand slam in the fourth inning. She also had a triple in the second inning. Also hitting the ball well for Mabton yesterday was Patty Mendoza, who went 4-for-4 with a solo home run in the fourth and a pair of doubles in the game.

The effort of the Lady Vikings at the plate was supported by a solid pitching effort from junior Alida Mendoza, who only allowed two hits while striking out five. She also had five walks.

Mabton handily won the nightcap, despite pitcher Josie Chase giving up 11 hits and 14 walks.

The Vandals were able to put together good innings in the second and third, scoring four and five runs, respectively.

The Lady Vikings had a big seven-run second inning and finished the game with a nine-run fifth.

Mabton had 21 hits in the nightcap, led by Tellez and Alida Mendoza's 3-for-4 efforts each at the plate. Alida Mendoza had a two-run home run in the second inning and teammate Diana Lopez, who went 3-for-5, had a two-run shot in the fourth.

Sustaita said what probably made him the most pleased was that his team was able to score in every inning but one of the doubleheader.

"We are just on fire," said Sustaita.

The Lady Vikes (6-2, 10-6) will be looking to keep the flames going next Tuesday at home against Lyle.

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