WAPATO - The Grandview High School softball team picked up two league wins this past Wednesday by beating the Wapato Wolves 15-5 and 19-7.
In the opening game Grandview's Ashley Van Tress pitched five innings of ball, allowing her first earned run of the season. She struck out four Wapato batters and walked one.
The Grandview offense gave her plenty of support in the game. Grandview belted eight hits in the game and used Wapato miscues to score five runs in the first inning and six more in the third.
The Wolves came alive in the third inning of play when they scored four runs, but the Greyhounds allowed only one more run after that.
Van Tress led the Greyhounds in hitting by going 3-for-4 in the game with three RBIs. She also had a double and a triple.
Samanta Castaneda was 2-for-3. Gabriela Arreola went 2-for-2 and Chelsie McNabb was 1-for-2 with four runs scored.
In game two Wapato actually led the Greyhounds for the first two innings. Wapato was ahead 3-0 until Grandview struck back for three runs in the third. Both teams put up three runs in the fourth inning, but Grandview exploded for five runs in the fifth and eight runs in the six to force the 10-run mercy rule.
MariCruz Sanchez pitched the nightcap for Grandview and gave up nine hits and seven walks. She also fanned three batters.
Again, it was the Grandview offense that saved the day for the Greyhounds. They pounded out 12 hits in game two.
Van Tress, Castaneda, Yarelli Pedroza and McNabb all had two hits for Grandview. Jamila Shafer, Arreola, Rikki Verduzco and Jessica Hall each recorded one hit in the nightcap.
Grandview (2-0, 3-0) will face a tough test this weekend when the Greyhounds host Selah on Saturday, March 26, at 11 a.m.