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To sweep and be swept

OC pitcher Brittany Wilkinson fires the ball to the plate against Skagit Valley College on Friday. Wilkinson got the win in both games.  - Photo by Jesse Beals
OC pitcher Brittany Wilkinson fires the ball to the plate against Skagit Valley College on Friday. Wilkinson got the win in both games.
— image credit: Photo by Jesse Beals

For all the reasons Friday was a memorable day for the Olympic College softball squad, Saturday wasn’t.

After sweeping Skagit Valley with 13-3 and 13-5 wins on Friday, the Rangers (12-13, 11-9 in NWAACC North Division play) got swept Saturday with back-to-back 8-0 losses to Bellevue.

In fact, in the losses, the Rangers compiled just three hits and committed three errors in each.

The performance was night and day from Friday, when OC racked up a combined 26 runs on 20 hits.

Friday, Central Kitsap grad Brittany Waldon was red hot for the Rangers, going 2-2 in the first game with 3 RBI and a triple and following it up with a 2-3 performance in the second.

Starting pitcher Brittany Wilkinson was also huge against Skagit Valley (2-16), earning both wins before getting hit hard against Everett (23-7, 15-1), the North Division’s No. 2 team. She also had two of the team’s six total hits against Everett in both contests.

Peninsula High School grad Emily Cox was also big for OC, hitting a three-run homer on Friday.

The Rangers played at Shoreline last night but results were unavailable at press time.

Baseball

The OC Rangers baseball squad continued to struggle this weekend, getting swept by Bellevue at home and on the road by a combined score of 32-5 in the four games.

Ray Spears was a bright spot for OC, that led 2-1 in the opening game Saturday, going 4-7 with a double and a run in the first double-header. He went 1-3 with a run in the series’ final game.

The Rangers (2-34, 0-12) will battle Douglas this weekend.

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