By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Bulldogs open season, crush Broncos


March 24, 2022

Elise Akesson | Special to The Gazette

Senior Jorja Koerner pitches against the Lind-Ritzville Broncos in a doubleheader Saturday, March 19, in Ritzville.

RITZVILLE - The 2022 girls fastpitch season got underway Saturday, March 19, with the Colfax Bulldogs quickly establishing bats sweeping the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos in a doubleheader.

Colfax (2-0) topped the Broncos (0-2), 19-1 in the matinee and 18-2 in the nightcap.

Harper Booth went 3-for-4 with a homerun and and three RBIs for the Bulldogs in Game 1.

Teammates Devan Becker and Taylor Parkins each added 4 RBIs in the victory.

In the nightcap, Booth remained tall at the plate, going 2-for-3 and adding another homerun with 2 RBIs.

Teammate junior firstbaseman Delaney Impler had three RBIs and scored three runs herself.

While both teams play in the Northeast 2B league, the was a nonleague event.

Colton Wildcats

The Colton Wildcat girls also took the field Saturday, traveling to Sunnyside Christian to face the Knights in a doubleheader in mid-50s temperatures.

The Knights (1-1) were ready for Colton (1-1) in the matinee, taking a 3-1 victory.

Elise Akesson | Special to The Gazette

Junior Delaney Imler fields the ball on a hit down the first base line.

But Colton pitcher Maggie Meyer excelled on the mound, pitching a one-hitter and striking out 10 batters in the nonleague event.

The nightcap was a different story, as the Wildcats girls rattled off several hits.

Colton dominated Sunnyside Christian and came home with a 20-3 win over the Knights.

Colton's Rachel Becker went 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the win.

Both teams are in District 9, but the doubleheaders was a nonleague affair.

Tekoa-Rosalia's schedule game Saturday was canceled.

The Timberwolves were scheduled to play Liberty (Spangle) in a nonleague game Tuesday night.

The Gazette went to press before the results were available.

Author Bio

Roger Harnack, Publisher

Roger Harnack is the co-owner/publisher of Free Press Publishing. Having grown up Benton City, Roger is an award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher. He's one of only two editorial/commentary writers to ever receive the international Golden Quill. Roger is dedicated to the preservation of local media, and the voice it retains for Eastern Washington.

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