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WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) Lady Knights softball team skinned the Yakima Valley Yaks in a Tuesday twin bill in Wenatchee.

WVC outscored the Yaks 28-4 over the ten innings of two Mercy Rule-shortened games.

In game one, the Lady Knights bombed Yakima 11-3 in a contest which included a six-run fifth inning for WVC.

Catcher Rachel Barsness went 3-for-4 and had four RBIs, including a three-run double in the Lady Knights big fifth, and outfielder Kayla Berg contributed with a two-run homer in the third inning and scored three runs in the contest as well.

Starting pitcher Jaelynn Skok pitched all five innings, giving up eight hits and three earned runs while walking three and striking out two.

WVC followed up their lopsided victory in game one with an even bigger thrashing to cap the matinee doubleheader, winning by the finals score of 17-1.

A bulk of the damage inflicted by the Lady Knights was done in the third inning, when the team exploded for 14 runs on three singles, four doubles, a triple, and two home runs.

Individually, shortstop Glori Cheevers was the club’s top offensive producer, going 3-for-3 with four RBIs, including a run-scoring single and a three-run homer.

Skok carried over her fine work in game one by tossing 4 2/3 innings in game two, allowing only one hit, walking two and striking out five.

The victories upped WVC’s win streak to four games and kept them in second place in the Northwest Athletic Conference’s East Region with a record of 17-5.

The Lady Knights continue their lengthy homestand on Friday when they host a pair of games against the first-place North Idaho Cardinals.

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