Dudley pulls off three-hit shutout

Published on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 by Jerry Huls

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Caitlin Dudley bats a solid hit right into the third base player’s glove in the 10-0 victory over Meridian. Photo by Karl King

Blaine girl’s softball team took a huge step to returning to the state playoffs by beating Northwest Conference (NWC) leaders Sehome 3-0 at Frank Geri Fields April 14.

Caitlin Dudley moved her record to 4-2 with a smothering three hit shutout. Dudley also contributed with her bat, going 2-3, with two RBIs.

The Borderites now have sole possession of first place with a 4-4 record, 3-0 in the NWC, a game ahead of Lynden and Sehome, who lost only their second game this season.

Dudley was even more dominating the next day, as she fired eight strikeouts in a one-hit, complete game 12-0 whitewashing of Squalicum. Stefawn Perrin, Samantha Wallace and Brittney Denson were a combined 7-12 from the plate and Dudley’s one hit accounted for three RBIs.

The beat went on April 19 at Pipeline Fields as Blaine buried Meridian 10-0 in six innings. Dudley allowed only three hits, fanned 11 Trojan batters and only gave up two walks.

Amanda Moore and Taylor Trueblood had multiple hits for the Borderites in what was a yeoman’s performance.

During the Borderites’ dominant week, Blaine outscored their opponents 25-0. The streaking Borderites are undefeated in 2A play and are only a half game behind Burlington-Edison with a sparkling 5-0 record.