POST FALLS Kalyna Korok hit a three-run home run in the first inning, then hit a solo shot in the fourth for North Idaho College in an 11-0 win the opening game against Walla Walla in Northwest Athletic Conference play at Post Falls High.
Freshman Madi Mott had four strikeouts over four innings, improving to 14-1 on the season for NIC (27-3, 18-2 NWAC), which leads the East Region.
Kennedy Anderson hit a three-run home run in the fourth in the opener for NIC.
In the nightcap, Megan Carver hit two home runs for NIC in a 16-3 loss to Walla Walla (22-8, 11-5) which is third in the East Region.
NIC travels to Clackamas on Friday before competing in an NWAC Crossover tournament next weekend in Portland.
Walla Walla 000 00 0 2 1
North Idaho 510 5x 11 8 0
Game called in fifth inning due to 8-run rule.
Collins and Buffo; Madi Mott, Audrey Seipert (5) and Devinne Amesquita, Taylor Anderson (5). W Mott (14-1). L Collins (9-3).
HITS: WWCC Schoessler 2. NIC Schaller 2, Carver, Curtan 2, K. Anderson, Korok 2. 3B Carver. HR K. Anderson (7), Korok 2 (11).
Walla Walla 208 06 16 17 0
North Idaho 102 00 3 7 3
Game called after five innings due to 8-run rule.
Schoessler, Giles (3), Smith (5) and Buffo; Kayla Moore, Audrey Seipert (4) and Taylor Anderson. W Schoessler (9-4). L Moore (12-1).
HITS: WWCC Harrison 2, Haskell 2, Hill 4, Danly 2, Smith, Giles, Schoessler 2, Buffo 2, Thornton. NIC Carver 3, Curtan, K. Anderson 3. 2B K. Anderson. HR Haskell (4), Carver 2 (8).