Mill Creek softball wins opener at Western Regional

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Mill Creek defeated Lewiston, Idaho, 21-1 in a contest that was halted after four innings in the Washington team’s first game of the 2012 Little League Softball Western Regional on Saturday.

Mill Creek had just two hits in the game, but Lewiston’s five pitchers combined to walk 17 batters. Mill Creek, without getting a hit, scored 13 runs in the top of fourth inning.

Kristina Day had a single and Mollie Hickman hit a double for Mill Creek. Hickman walked three times and had two RBI.

Mill Creek starting pitcher Haley Cottingham picked up the win, pitching two innings, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out four.

Mill Creek next plays Sunny Side, Arizona at 4:00 p.m. today.

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