GOLDENDALE - Due to down pouring rain, the Mabton Lady Vikings softball squad played just one of its scheduled doubleheader games at Goldendale yesterday.
The visiting Lady Vikes started the inning off strong with a one-run lead. But in the second and third innings Goldendale struck back, leaving the scoreboard reading 7-1.
In the fourth the Goldendale girls ran away with the game, bringing home an additional seven runners for the eventual 14-1 win over Mabton.
Lady Viking Jazzee Sustaita struck out three Goldendale batters, allowing them 14 runs on nine hits. Sustaita went 1-for-2 at the plate and teammate Jesenia Meza went 1-for-2 batting.
Mabton Coach Jesus Sustaita says the Lady Vikes played a fairly strong defensive game.
"But (the girls) struggled at the bats," he added.
The Lady Vikes comitted two errors and gave up four walks in the game, while Goldendale made one just error.
The game was called in the fifth inning due to the "mercy" or 10-run rule.
Mabton (1-2) competes in its first league game of the season in Royal City this Saturday, March 31.